Friday, November 2

It's Fall. Eat Pumpkin Bread.

Hello November! While I had fun with my 31 day series last month, I'm glad to be back to our regularly scheduled sporadic-at-best posting. :) If you haven't entered our $100 Lowe's gift card giveaway, it's not too late - the drawing closes November 7th! Anyway, now that the crazy is over we're chillaxin' and enjoy some fall goodness. One of our favorite ways to ring in the season is with one of N's favorite family recipes - pumpkin bread!

Pumpkin Bread
4 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup oil
6 eggs
1 can pumkin
1 cup water
5 1/4 cup flour
3 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons allspice
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups nuts, raisins or chocolate chips (chocolate chips are our fave!)
  1. Beat together sugar, oil, and eggs.
  2. Stir in pumpkin and water.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Turn into a greased loaf pan. (I used four bread pans, but my MIL uses lots of small pans. Great for gifting!)
  5. Bake at 350 degrees 1 hour or longer until it tests done.

I'm testing out some changes to make it a little more health-friendly. Just because, you know, healthier bread = I can eat more without feeling guilty. :) I'll let you know how it goes. In the meantime, anybody want trick-or-treat pictures of Baby B???

"Hurry mother you must! Trick-or-treating time it is!"

Pondering the force... and how to use it to get more candy!

But first, his robes!

Doing the "hurry daddy hurry!" dance.

"Longer I cannot wait! Run I must!"

He didn't forget his trick-or-treat bag from Grandma.

Going, going,....

...aaaaaand gone.

He has to hold his hands up because he sleeves are to long. It is NOT cool to have sleeves over your hands. Now you know. Once he found out we were actually going up to the houses he was SUPER excited... until strangers opened the doors. Then he tried to back down the stairs unseen. 

About 10 minutes in this was the only face he was giving. I think he was cold. And trying to figure out exactly what was going on. ;)

To the victor go the spoils. He gave his first candy 3 good licks. Then he gave up and moved on to the goldfish crackers.

What is your favorite fall recipe? Did you have any sweet costumes this year?


  1. That pumpkin bread looks amazing!

    And your little yoda is the cutest little thing!

  2. Absolutely delicious and so moist; hard to keep the family from devouring right out of the oven.