Raggedy Ann – The Pumpkin That Wouldn’t Smile… In comments to my post about The Great Pumpkin, Miss M reminded me of the Glum Pumpkin– The Pumpkin That Wouldn’t Smile. It’s a Raggedy Ann & Andy tale, one that the girls loved. I think we still have the VHS tape in the store room! About
Miss M’s BIG pumpkin. Stay tuned.
This recipe makes three loaves. It’s moist and dense and freezes very well. It is nice to have a couple loaves of pumpkin bread stashed away, isn’t it? “From the Monastery of the Angels in Hollywood, CA” MONASTERY PUMPKIN BREAD Makes 3 loaves 3 ½ C flour 3 C sugar 2 tsp baking soda 1
“No. No they don’t,” said I. I pulled carrots today. I rinsed the dirt off in the outdoor sink and moved them inside. Miss M took it from there. She sorted the carrots into ‘salad’ and ‘cooking’ piles according to the ‘peel’ criteria– if it’s too small to peel… . She then cut off the
Made– of course– with homegrown pumpkin! PUMPKIN POUND CAKE 2 C sugar 1 C oil 4 eggs 2 C self-rising flour 1 tsp cinnamon ½ tsp salt 2 C cooked pumpkin (can use canned) 1 C chopped pecans Preheat oven to 350°. Beat sugar and eggs well. Add oil and beat well. Sift together flour, cinnamon, and salt, and add to creamed
It’s got a ways to go.
The turkey, gravy, dressing “like my mother made,” and unseen mashed potatoes Cranberries, green bean casserole, and PIE. The winner is Pumpkin Custard Pie. To be fair, the vote was 2-1. Our dinner guest, The Bart Man, cast his vote for Perfect Pumpkin Pie because it was a perfect pumpkin pie. And that is was.
The pies, about to go in the oven Pumpkin custard pie (L); Perfect pumpkin pie (R) The pies, fresh from the oven Perfect pumpkin pie (L); Pumpkin custard pie (R) There will be a “Pie: Pt. 3” post after the sweet whipped cream is whipped, and we decide which pie we like better. “Why is
I felt bad(ly) about ending on such a negative note in the previous post. I like pie. We chose three of the smallest Sugar Pie Pumpkins. Mr. Bog Food cut them in half and I scraped the seeds and guts out. Aside… there are roasted pumpkin seeds coming. And we put them in the oven.
Grilled Salmon Bake I think Mr. Big Food is at his best when he semi-improvises. We were to have a baked striped bass dish this evening. Unfortunately, this morning we unanimously concluded that the bass had seen better days. So he picked up a couple of “Product of U.S.A.” frozen salmon filets at the Hog.
Very good. Not at all what I expected. I imagined that it would be more like a thick potato soup. It was filling, and very flavorful– as in there were a lot of flavors all mulled together. I’ve asked for the recipe. I’ll post it as soon as he sends it to me. I just
Miss Jackie is coming to visit! Visits are fun. I have an excuse to do some Big Housecleaning,– I try– and Mr. Big Food has an excuse to do some Big Cooking for a Big Bunch of folks. Miss Jackie will arrive at the farm at supper time on Friday. Mr. Big Food is already