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Thursday, 31 October 2013







My daughter said, “I'm more about eating my pumpkin than I am about carving it.”
So that’s what we’re going to do tonight. 

 It was delicious.  (Serves up to 10!)


Of course, the girls used to love making jack o’lanterns.

And, the next day, I cooked the pumpkin, often using this wonderful recipe from Lee-Ann Rosher in Saskatoon:

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaves
(makes 2 loaves.  You can cut the recipe in half and make only one if you want, but the loaves do freeze very well.)

1 cup canola oil
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 cups pumpkin purée  (If you cook your own pumpkin,  drain the purée)
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts

·        Preheat oven to 350.
·        Grease two 9x5 loaf pans.
·        In a large bowl, beat together oil, sugar, eggs, and pumpkin.
·        In another bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
·        Add flour to pumpkin mixture.
·        Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
·        Transfer mixture to the two loaf pans.
·        Bake for 55 to 60 minutes.  (Test with wooden pick to make sure it comes out clean.)