Thanksgiving this year was wonderful. Just J & I & the cats. I read a whole book (Goodnight Tweetheart– very cute book! Fluff, but not as bad as some fluff out there), cooked up some corned beef & baked this amazing bread:
Spicy Pumpkin Bread
1/2c. vegetable oil
1/2c. unsweetened applesauce
1 15oz. solid pack pumpkin
1 1/4tsp. ground cloves
1 1/4tsp. nutmeg
1 1/4tsp. ground ginger
1tsp. baking soda
1/2tsp. baking powder
1. Beat sugar & oil
2. Add eggs, pumpkin, and applesauce- mix
3. Mix in spices
4. Mix in baking soda, salt & baking powder
5. Slowly add in flour
6. Grease 2 bread pans
7. Divide batter between said 2 pans
8. Bake at 350 for about 60-65 minutes.
We did actually manage to stay up to hit the stores at midnight. Best Buy was a complete bust, but Bed Bath & Beyond and Target had some good deals. Then after we got home at 3am, I made the big mistake of starting a new book, The Dressmaker of Khair Khana. When I realized I was halfway through the book, I finally but it down & went to sleep. While it’s not the most well written book in the entire world, the subject matter is fascinating (5 sisters who start a business when the Taliban seizes control of Kabul) & it reads quickly.
What’s in store for the rest of this weekend for me? Some more reading, a little quilting & catching up on my podcasts!