I’ll take pumpkin pie over m & m’s any day! And, pumpkin soup, too. It is this mother of all vegetables that I love so much about Halloween. Eating my pumpkin on November 1st. A friend of mine made for me pumpkin and rye bread soup with the shell of her pumpkin as the tureen. It could not have been more charming or delightfully appropriate since the word tureen derives from the French word, terrine, meaning of the earth.