Today has to be one of the most be-u-ti-ful days I have seen in a long time. Big blue sky, light breeze and plenty of sunshine! Soon as I'm done with this post, I'm going out on the porch for some hooky time. But first.... a few people have asked about the recipe for the pumpkin muffins I posted about a couple of weekends ago. So here it is. This was handed out by my son's kindergarten teacher around Halloween over ten years ago. I've made it many different ways, adding ingredients ( like oatmeal or raisins) or topping them with sour creme frosting etc., but this is the basic recipe, and I think it was originally printed in Country Living or Country Home magazine.
3/4 cup oil
2 cups canned pumpkin (or 1 15oz can) do not buy the kind with spices in the ingredients
1 1/2 cups sugar ( ok so it's not a wet ingredient, but it goes here, trust me)
Beat the eggs. Add sugar and oil to the eggs. Then add your pumpkin to this mixture. Stir to combine. Now hang on while I tell you about the dry stuff.
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
Combine all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then add this to your eggy pumpkin mixture.
Stir to moisten. Put a cute paper liner in your muffin tins and fill them up half way. Here is where I usually sprinkle the tops with crunchy raw sugar and a spiced walnut or pecan. Bake for 15 to 20 min. in a 350 degree oven. Realize that your kitchen hasn't smelled this good all summer and make a pot of tea. Then call me and I will come and help you eat them : )
Now onto other news... I WON! I won a giveaway from Erin at Dutch Girl Diary! Look at all the goodies I got this week. Woooo Hooooo!
Here is what's been going on at my house this week........
Quilting ( I know. shocking)