I love October because it means 3 full months of fun coming up. I love seeing pumpkins out and especially the edible ones. I allow myself one bag of Brach's Mellowcreme Pumpkins, but now I have to share with Keegan. He of course, loves them and labels them "cake". We are headed to the pumpkin patch tomorrow to hopefully obtain a good sized one for our front porch. We have a puny and lonely one from HEB sitting our porch and he needs a friend.
Pumpkin Bread is a must for the season. My sweet friend, Kay, gave me a very easy recipe that makes fabulous bread. However, it did take some time for me to get it just right and it seems like something always seemed to go wrong the first couple of years. One Saturday afternoon while the boys were watching Aggie football, Kay, Christine and I decided to make some. We whipped it up and put it in the oven. Of course the smell of the bread was engulfing us and we could hardly wait to take it out and taste some. When we opened the oven door, our pumpkin bread was concave and not rising. We tried so hard to figure it out. So, I made another batch and it came out like that again. Later, I made the discovery that instead of using flour I had used powdered sugar on accident. Ooops. The powdered sugar is now labeled very clearly. :)So I finally made a good loaf and it was so tasty. The second year I put it in the oven, ran outside to check the mail, and when I came back I had locked myself out of the house. Luckily, Jonathan came home just in time to let me in and get it out of the oven. This year, I plan on enlisting Keegan's help for the pumpkin bread. Am I asking for it or what?