Anthony and I went to a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert on Sunday night. It was so fun. Our seats were really high up and I was really anxious about it. Not really because it was so high, but more because there was no way for me to get out of the row and I don’t like feeling stuck places since I had all those issues with my stomach. Once I got over that though it was an awesome time.
The opening act was Trombone Shorty and Anthony used to see him perform in New Orleans in these small venues, but now they are opening for the Red Hot Chili Peppers sold out crowds. It was so cool! I did decide that I like small music venues better though, so we’re going to try to go to a concert this summer at The Stone Pony down the shore.
And I know it isn’t really pumpkin season, but it tastes delicious all the time. I can’t help it. Sometimes I just want pumpkin flavored things in February or even in June. Who cares?! It’s yummy! This does make 2 loaves, so you can obviously freeze half of it if you only want 1 loaf or I made it into a loaf and then 16 muffins and shared with friends!
Yields – 2 loaves
Prep time – 15 minutes
Cook time – 60 to 65 minutes for loaves or 20 to 25 minutes for muffins
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1-1/2 sticks margarine, softened
- 2 large eggs
- 1 15-ounce can 100% pure pumpkin
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and grease your 2 loaf pans.
- Mix the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl.
- In your mixer mix the sugar and margarine together until it is light and fluffy. Add the pumpkin and mix well.
- At a low speed slowly add the flour mixture into the mixture.
- Add your batter to your loaf pans and bake for 60 to 65 minutes until a wooden tester comes out clean.
We don’t have laundry in our new house. We knew we would have to buy one when we moved in, but I wasn’t thinking it would be an issue. We had a 10% off coupon to Lowe’s, so we went there and bought a nice new washer and dryer that I was so excited for. It came and it didn’t fit down the stairs. Who ever thought you would need to measure your stairs for a washer and dryer!? Definitely not us. Totally homeowner newbs. Continue reading →
I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! I am going to make it through this move alive! It was rough there for a little bit. My mother in law came and helped me unpack so many boxes. I am so grateful! Continue reading →
We have officially moved! I can’t even believe it. It is so. much. work. I am so glad that I won’t have to move again for a long, long time. And now I get to use my brand new kitchen!!! And it is brand new! We bought the house from a renovator who flipped the house completely and we are so happy. Continue reading →
We are trying to get rid of as much food as possible in our house, which makes for some creative meals. One of my favorite things we’ve made was “fancy” ramen. We literally took a bunch of veggies and some pork and added it to a package of ramen. It was amazing. I will definitely keep making that recipe again once we move. Continue reading →
I feel off the face of the Earth! The Holidays are just so crazy for us. We are trying to see everyone and it involves a lot of running around. I really didn’t like that they fell on a weekend this year either. It basically meant I ran around all weekend and then had to go back to work the next day. There was no time for relaxing! Continue reading →
This time of year is so stinking busy. Plus, for the first time in years I don’t get the week off between Christmas and New Year. It’s terrible. And since there is no school that week I have tons of programs at the library. So it doesn’t slow down for me even after Christmas! Continue reading →
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I really love Thanksgiving. It’s a holiday with no pressure. You don’t have to worry about getting anyone a gift they might not like or forgetting to get a gift for someone who got you a gift. It’s a nice holiday to just enjoy family. Plus, all of our friends who live out of town come home and we get to see them! Continue reading →
Let’s talk about something happy and uplifting. A lot of people are upset about this election and honestly I can’t blame anyone for that, but I don’t want this to be another depressing space on the internet. There is too many of that going around. All I want to say is vote. It’s incredibly upsetting that so many American’s don’t get out there and vote. If you want to make an impact, VOTE. Continue reading →
I cannot wait until this election is over. I mean, don’t get me wrong I love to vote and I am so happy that I get to vote. But it seems like this election is so full of hate on both sides. I’m ready for it to just be settled. Plus, I really hate all the political ads on TV. I feel like instead of talking about politics this year, it has just been talking horribly about the other person. In my opinion we should be voting for who’s policies we like better, not who said what. It’s crazy. Continue reading →