Saturday, November 6, 2010

Do you do this?

Do you take perfectly good recipes and change them so much that you barely recognize them? And then your family says how much they like it but you can't remember what you did? That happens to me all the time. I was going to make pumpkin muffins, but the whole pouring the batter into separate cups, and then washing the muffin pan with cooked on batter on the edges, seemed like way too much work. Especially for something we are just going to eat. So I made pumpkin bread. I am going to try really hard to remember what I did, and share it with you. This pumpkin bread is the best!

Pumpkin Bread

3/4 cup cooking oil
3 eggs
1 cup water
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin (or of course you can cook your own)

2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup oatmeal
chopped walnuts (I have no idea how much - maybe 3/4 cup)
raisins (whatever was left in the box - maybe 1/2 cup)

Blend dry ingredients with wire whisk. Blend moist ingredients with a spoon, then stir into blended dry ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees F in a 13 x 9 inch baking pan for an undetermined amount of time (about 40 minutes) until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Try not to burn your tongue on the raisins by eating it straight out of the oven.

Though I am not complaining, I must say that I have had a very strange week. I feel as though all I did was go to work, come home, and go back again. Which is exactly what I did. Someone is out sick but we are not allowed to work (or at least get paid for) overtime. I worked a split shift where I went to work in the morning, came home, went back in the evening, came home, went back in the morning, came home, went back in the evening, etc. Of course afternoons off are very nice, but you can't truly relax knowing you just have to get back out there and do it all again. I never slept well, coming home after 10 pm, and being back on the job at 7:30 am. I hope next week will be more normal. I made soup and pumpkin bread yesterday between shifts.


Suzanne said...

Yes I sure have a bad habit of changing a receipe and never been able to reproduce what I made.
I do hope your week gets better at work, it just must have been the week for work problems.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

The Gingerbread House said...

That's a normal thing around here! Maybe it's age that make me forget :o)...Ginny

Daisy said...

Your bread sounds delicious, Diana. I hope you can get back to your regular routine at work soon. I feel at loose ends when my schedule gets changed like that. I can't get anything done at home.