I have a great pumpkin bread recipe for anyone interested. I made two today and Gary and I have managed to polish off half of one already. This is the BEST PUMPKIN BREAD recipe I have come across and I found it in blogland. Her blog is called Snap Peashttp://www.snap-peas.com/
Here's what you need:
2 sticks of softened butter (1 cup)
3 cups of sugar
3 large eggs
Beat well in a bowl
In a separate bowl combine...
3 cups of flour
1 teaspoon each of baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon & crushed cloves.
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
Add to butter & egg mixture, alternting with 2 cups of pumpkin. Mix well after each addition.
Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 cup raisins and 1 cup chopped pecans (raisins and pecans optional)
Pour into 3 9x5x3inch greased and floured baking pans
Bake at 350degrees for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean
I topped the bread with crushed pecans
This is absolutely DELICIOUS! My sister bakes all the squares and cookies for the family at Christmas. She's just the best at it so we are happy to oblige. There are so many calories in my freezer right now, thanks to Diane, that I gain weight just walking by it.
Dropped in to see little Ry today
Riley loves to give her cat, Ozzie a little neck rub.
"You sure love your kitties, eh Ry?"
I think I am done Christmas decorating. I have run out of steam. Other than kitty-sittin' and wrapping gifts I plan to TRY to have a relaxing weekend. So amongst all the chaos this weekend, do try to stay calm and put some time aside for yourself. Have an eggnog!