Thursday, December 17, 2009

Keeping out of mischief

A friend set me up on this, but I've never used it. I'm too busy reading all the blogs from my grandchildren. Right now I'm busy making Christmas cards, and making quilts for the greats, which they'll get when I finish them. They were intended for Christmas presents, but the stress was too great. So I decided to just send them as I get them ready.

Jessica and Ginger are here with me every Thursday. I don't know about her, but I have a blast.

I have a video phone now. So I'm able to talke to my sister every day now, if I want to. Since I haven't seen her for almost 7 years, it's the best thing that could happen to me.

We made my infamous pumpkin mince meat bread his morning. Wish you were all here to share it with me. Recipe as follows:

Wet ingredients:
2 cups Oil
2 cups canned Pumpkin
2 cups Mince meat
8 eggs
1.5 cups water

Dry ingrdients:
7 cups flour
6 cups sugar
3 tsp salt
4 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp nutmeg

Mix wet ingredients in your mixer. Then, combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Dump dry ingredients into wet mixture, and mix (on low speed) until just wet and moist - don't overmix!

Grease and flour your pans. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. (about 60-70 for regular sized bread loafs)

This is for a double batch. It makes 7 medium loafs (7 3/8x3 5/8x2 1/4) and 1 small loaf (2.5x5x2). Or 10 small loafs and 2 medium loafs.