My brother, my only brother deleted me from Facebook. Why is this relevant...because I cannot wrap my head around why I am so hurt by this. After all, what did I do. He recently broke up with my sister-in-law and I have not spoke to him since. It is not like I am mad at him, it is just that I really want to stay out of it as much as possible. My sister-in-law vents to me and I am okay with this...maybe I use the rationale of "I am needed"...she needs me, he doesn't. To keep a long, long story short...we have not spoke for weeks. We really have not had a real relationship anyway...but we at least spoke. He would call me often for rides, where we would talk about sports mostly...I enjoyed that. I knew that the only reason we talked was because I was convenient...but I did not care, I enjoyed the talks.
So, in spite of my sour attitude, or depressed state I am making Pumpkin Bread. After Halloween I cooked our small pumpkins and made puree...I ended up with over 12 cups of puree. Today, I use up my supply of puree.
Here is the recipe:
2 C. white sugar
1 C. brown sugar
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 C. pumpkin
3 1/2 C flour, I use whole wheat, which makes it closer to 2 C.
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 t. each: cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 C. water
- In a large bowl, combine sugar, oil and eggs. Add pumpkin and mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, cloves and allspice; add to the pumpkin mixture alternately with water, beating well after each addition.
- Pour into two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 2 loaves.
Also...today is Super Bowl Sunday...I am a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan, they are playing in my stadium and I cannot root for either team. Ah, the halftime show should be a blast though...GO BLACK EYES PEAS!