Someone has more faith in me than they should. I am in charge of pies for Thanksgiving. Perhaps they just assumed I would bale out and buy some pies at the store..and that was an option I thought about..but dismissed.
I sent out an email and took votes. Some family members responded and some did not. I warned them in the email..if you don’t vote don’t complain.
I considered the votes and made the decision to make Pumpkin ( one of my favorites) and Apple. I will try to lure in the No Pie votes that were made by two young men by making a Brownie Caramel Pie with no nuts. I have the recipes out and the items I need entered on the grocery list..I am prepared to bake!
I am also in charge of the Pumpkin Bread..there are no fussy eaters when it comes to pumpkin bread..all of the grands like it. I use a very old recipe that was shared by Joyce a long time ago. I always think of her when I bake it and smile..Joyce would have liked that..she was all about food and family and good times shared.
Joyce’s Pumpkin Bread
3 Cups Sugar
2/3 cup H2O
3 1/3 Cups Flour
1 Cup Oil
2 Cups Pumpkin ( Yellow sticky note says 15 oz can of Pumpkins works fine and it does. All Pumpkin is not created equal either..I always try to use Libby’s)
1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
1 teaspoon Nutmeg
2 teaspoons Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Cinnamon ( I use about two)
Bake 350 degrees for an hour
( I put all the liquids in a large bowl..mix well and then add the flour..etc.. I usually make a number of small loaves and bake them about 30 minutes. If you use a bread pan it will take 60 minutes to bake. This recipe will fill two bread pans.)
I had a heck of a time hanging onto this recipe..I would have to call Nellie and say “give me your Mom’s Recipe again”..and she would. The last time I got this recipe about 35 years ago..I wrote it in my Betty Crocker Cookbook. Since then I know exactly where to find it:)