Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pumpkin Bread

This pumpkin bread recipe is wonderful! I made it this weekend, a little altered and froze one loaf and ate the other one! Definitely, easy and worth sharing!

3 c. Flour
3 c. Sugar
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 c. oil (I always bake with Canola)
3 Tbsp. cinnamon
1- 15 oz. or 16 oz. can of Pumpkin (the original recipe said 16oz. but I used 15oz.)
3 Eggs
Chocolate chips (about a 1/2 bag)

I just used my Kitchen Aid for this one. I used the paddle attachment. I put the dry ingredients in first, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda--and mixed it well. Then I added the eggs, one at a time, oil, pumpkin and then cinnamon. After well mixed, I added chocolate chips (about 1/2 a bag) yum! Definitely made the house smell wonderful! I put this in 2 loaf pans that were well greased. When they were done, I turned them out of the pans onto a cooling rack. You can add nuts if you want, but I just stuck with chocolate!

**Adapted from a recipe printed in the Decatur TV Review-- October 31, 2010

Money Saving McDonald's

Here is an idea for all of you money savers out there...our McDonalds has Valentine's Day coupon books with 12 coupons, milk or apple juice, apple dippers, ice cream, and a hamburger. I bought 2 of them today and they cost $1 each. They expire in May, so I figure with all of the time we are on the road, they will get used (they pay for themselves the first purchase). A great money saving idea!