Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tricks and Treats

A couple of Halloween related tricks for my many many readers :)  First, I have my kids choose 24 pieces of candy from their bags to give me for Christmas advent calendars.  Saves me money, spreads out the overabundance of candy.  Second, if you have yet to go visiting teaching this month. Here's a totally cheesy, yet very handy, poem just for you to drop off with a treat, perhaps even with the treat below.

Since this is the time for goblins and bats,
Halloween spirits, ghosts, and black cats;
Weird happenings and witches brew,
These are the things we wish for you:

May the only ghost that comes to stay,
Be the Holy Ghost to guide your way. 
May the only spirits you chance to meet 
Be the spirits of love and the Savior sweet.

These are our Halloween wishes for you. 
May God bless you in all you do.

And, the treat. Here's our favorite pumpkin bread recipe. We use the disposable mini loaf pans.  For the past two years, we made over 80 of these little loaves for teacher appreciation at the kids' elementary school. But not this year, thank goodness.

Pumpkin Bread
makes 3 big loaves or 9 mini loaves (Spray the pans well with Pam)

Mix these all together:
3 1/3 c flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
3 c sugar
1 c oil
2/3 c water
4 eggs
2 c canned pumpkin (I use 1 can)

Bake at 350 for an hour for big loaves or 40 min for small loaves.

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