It’s cold, gray and drizzley today, and hopefully it will be dry tonight when all the trick or treaters are out! We will probably get 30 – 40 kids at the door tonight, but certainly not like we used to when my kids were younger. Today is just not the same as it is when you have little children who have been planning for weeks as to what they want to be for Halloween. I remember years of sewing a costume for each of my 4 kids, and relishing that time when I could still meet the wants of my kids. One year all 3 boys went as green dinosaurs but Myk’s contrasting tail was yellow, Kevin’s was blue, and David’s was red. Kelly, my daughter, was a pirate girl. Today those kids are 29, 25, 25 and 24; on their own, and I hope their memories of Halloween as a child are filled with fun!
This past week I made my traditional Pumpkin Bread which is my mother-in-law’s family recipe. I hope you enjoy it!
Pumpkin Bread by Berta Crawford
4 eggs beaten until thick
2 cups of canned pumpkin
1 cup of vegetable oil
3 cups of sugar
2/3 cup of water
3 1/2 cups of sifted flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
2 teaspoons of backing soda
1 teaspoon of nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves
Combine eggs, sugar, pumpkin, water and oil – mix well. Sift all the dry ingredients together and add to the liquid ingredients – mix well until just blended as for muffins (batter should appear lumpy). Pour into 2 greased 5 x 9 loaf pans. Bake at 325 degrees fpr 1 14 – 1 1 1/2 hours.
* If desired, add 3/4 cup of finely ground walnuts to the batter.
Have a Spooktacular Day! If you get a chance, please stop by my website as I have a One Day Special Sale today on all my quilts patterns, and selected quilt kits!