Saturday, October 1, 2011

October Traditions: Autumn Days

"Pumpkins are fun to decorate, fun to cook, and fun to eat--and even vegetable-snubbing children agree.  Even adults who eat plenty of vegetables should consider eating more pumpkin, for it couldn't be more nutritious, and might even help curb your appetite."

Here is an excellent recipe for Relief Society Visiting Teaching this fall:
Really Good Pumpkin Bread (Gift-giving)
3 c. sugar
1 c. oil
4 eggs
1 (16-oz.) can pumpkin
1 t. baking powder
2 t. baking soda
2/3 c. water
3-1/2 c. flour
2 t. salt
1 t. cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice
1/2 c. chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts)
Cream together sugar and oil.  Add eggs and pumpkin.  Mix well.  Add dry ingredients along with water.  Pour into well-greased and floured loaf pans (or 4-5 mini loaf pans).  Sprinkle nuts along center top of batter.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour.  Let stand 10 min.  remove from pans and cool.  Yield:  4 mini loaves.

Tip for a craft that most people enjoy in October--CARVING PUMPKINS!  Rub a little petroleum jelly on the cuts to keep the carved pumpkin better preserved.

Advice from A Tree:
Stand tall.
Act naturally.
Enjoy the view.
Settle down.
Make your self useful.
Change your look for the season.  
Smell good.
Sink deep roots.
You never look stupid by staying quiet.
Learn to bend.
Take what comes and make the best of it.  
Drink plenty of water.
Be yourself.
Take the winter off.

Wind Gives Speech To Trees.  ~Helen Aoki Kaneko

Pillowcase face, 
Old straw hat
Worn-out jeans, 
Imagine that...
Flannel shirt, 
Stuffed with hay
Make a scarecrow, 
On an autumn day.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Just made the Really Good Pumpkin Bread yesterday for my son to sell at his school's bake sale. They sold out of all our beautiful mini loaves in just a few minutes!


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