Sunday, November 23, 2008

Where does the time go??

Well, I've used all my time reading others blogs that I have not much time for posting. I was too busy commenting on everyone's blogs. I am very long winded too. Today I spent most of my day fixing 2 pairs of jeans (my daughter wanted them to be less flair and more straight) but I got them a little too tight and had to let it all out. I hate ripping seam out. I watched Tinkerbell with Jeana and played around with her and danced. We were being silly dancing to the love bug song by the Jonas brothers. It's a fun song. Anyway my house looks like a disaster and I have to finish laundry, packing and make 2 pies, a cheesecake and pumpkin bread before I leave on Wednesday morning. So If I don't post again till after I get back have a Happy Thanksgiving. I am taking the laptop but I'm not sure I will have a connection so I will leave you with the recipe for my FAMOUS pumpkin bread. Ok I know it's not famous but it IS great.

Pumpkin Bread
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour 2 loaf pans
3 cups Sugar
1cup oil
2 cups fresh pumpkin ( you can use canned I just don't)
2/3 cup water
4 eggs
Mix together and put aside
in another bowl combine
3 1/2 cups flour 2 teaspoons soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
sift and add to wet ingredients. Mix till batter is smooth. Divide into the loaf pans and bake 1 hour. Sometimes it needs 10 -20 more min. Bake until tester comes out clean. Let cool for 30 min or so on wire rack and then turn out of pan and cool completely. You can also bake this in a bunt pan and put some cream cheese icing on top for a yummy holiday brunch.

To make fresh pumpkin. Cut pumpkin top off and scoop out seed like for a jack o lantern. Then you can cut up in chunks and take off outer skin of pumpkin and boil (stew) in water like squash. When you can pierce it with a fork easily it is done. Then drain off water and mash or I use food processor to puree it. Then I freeze it for when I want to use it.
You can cut off top and scoop out seeds and replace top and bake in oven till soft. Then allow to cool and scoop out flesh from rind and puree. I like method 1 better the pumpkin is not as dry.


Heather said...

My girls HATE pumpkin. Unless I tell them it's cookie somethign or another then they'll eat it all day long. OR they'll eat pumpkin bread that a friend made for ME because, well, I guess it's mine and not theirs; therefore they must have it. Like my bed... at 3 AM... but that's another story!

Jkhb said...

Most people that don't like pumpkin like my pumpkin bread, I don't tell them what it is until they ate some. The fresh pumpkin taste is not as strong as the canned pumpkin. Plus this bread is very moist. I would give you some fresh pumpkin to try but... you live to far away. Although I am comming to B'vill for a very short time on Wednesday. I am comming through and going on to OKC. I am just picking up my Mom, Dad has some doctor's appt. and will catch up with us later.

Crockstar said...

Just yesterday someone was telling me how to cook pumpkin. I think I am going to try this recipe. I want to make my cream cheese butter cake that I normally use a yellow cake mix with. For the holidays I was thinking of pumpkin instead and then melt caramel to pour over top.

Thank you so much for following and giving me moral support via comments on Anna's finger. It was really nice to know someone else has gone through the same thing.

Have a great Thanksgiving!!

Jkhb said...

Kim, I believe that when I go through that kind of stuff, that God wants me to share and be supportive. I didn't use to be very open, about what I felt and didn't tell others, but after the death of my friend Melissa I changed. I'm so happy I could help in any little way.