Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Busy Sunday

Well, I felt very crafty today, so I baked some of my favorite Pumpkin and Chocolate Chip Bread and made a cute little tote bag to bring my lunches in to work.
I found these cute Day of the Dead patches on Esty, they were made by Liz Miera. I thought they would look perfect on a tote bag.

I made my pumpkin bread, and this time I baked the batter in muffin tins just to shake things up a bit. They are really good. Many, Many years ago, when I worked for the Gap, a friend of mine, Barbie, use to bring me this bread during the holidays. I loved it so much. Here is the recipe for them.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
3 cups of white sugar
1 (15 oz) can of pumpkin puree
1 cup of Vegetable Oil
2/3 cup water
4 eggs
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground Cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
grease and flour 3 9x5 inch loaf pans (or muffin tins)
Bake for 1 hr.
In large bowl combine sugar, pumpkin, oil, water and eggs. Beat until smooth. Blend in flour, Cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Fold in chocolate chips.
Bake for 1 hour
I like that this makes a lot. Its nice to be able to freeze some of the loaves and have them for later.
Well, hope everyone had a good weekend and enjoy the rest of your Sunday!


Maki said...

Cute bag!! And look at that yummy treats!!!!

Rnning 40 miles????? Holy cow, girl! I'm slacking on excercise for the past two weeks since I started the new job... That's great and you should be proud!!

Frayed Laces said...

Oh I am so going to try these---but I am going to bastardize them and try to make them with whole wheat flour, applesauce, bananas instead of eggs (my latest trick)---basically remove the yum and add in healthy unyumness. I'll let you know how it goes!

Anonymous said...

I am IN LOVE with that tote bag!!

Jess said...

You know, I bet they would go really well in the post... hardly get damaged at all!
I want to eat them.

Congrats on the running 40 mile mallarkey. That is amazing. one day I'll do that too. I'll also climb down the grand canyon and up mount everest. (yeah right).


Danica said...

Ummm those pumpking bread snacks.. Seriously! Mail me some!! ha ha

Meaghan said...

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looks yummy! I'm sure your kitchen smells warm & cozy...luv the smell of baking... Boy your mile running is amazzzing! Hope to hear from you dear! ~Charmed*