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.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour 2 loaf pans
3 cups Sugar
2 cups fresh pumpkin ( you can use canned I just don't)
2/3 cup water
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.