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Thursday, 31 October 2013

The FASCINATING PUMPKIN . . . yep, it's HALLOWE'EN!


Kepler

Nicole

James

Sophia

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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!)

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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.)