Sunday, October 11, 2009
fresh pumpkin bread...
since my moose picture from yesterdays walk came out blurry...i'll post a few ketchikan pics. above is from tidepooling. loads of starfish. below is off south point higgins beach. there was always lots of sea lions swimming out there in the spring. the population of sea lions is safe in southeast alaska, along the aleutians the population is struggling.
just a beach shot above and below is from yesterdays hike...now that hte winds have come and the leaves have all fallen to the earth the nests are easy to spot. this is some sort of wasp nest i'd guess. i think it looks cool though.
just had a slice of my homemade pumpkin bread. the batter was good so i was hopeful the bread would be good. i added extra flour. so it may be a bit dry. oh well. i found the recipe online. i just wasn't excited about the soup idea. i also found a recipe for pumpkin cheesecake that looks good and some pumpkin scones. i think i'd add nutmeg and cinnamon to that.
half moom pumpkin bread
mix together...3 cups sugar, 3 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 tsp salt,2 tbsp baking soda, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp nutmeg.
then make a well and add in 4 eggs, 1 cup veggie oil, 2 cups cooked pumpkin, 2/3 cup water, 1 1/2 cups chopped walnut (though i skipped this). i used a electric beater to get the lumps out.
preheat oven to 350 f. coat pans with butter. pour into pans (can make 3) about 1/2-2/3 full. bake 60-90 min. check with toothpick...comes out dry it's done.
have no idea if anyone wants the recipe, but if i can make it and it actually tastes good then it's a winner. i don't do any recipes with more than like 10 ingredients. chatted with my sister today and told her mom is rolling over in her grave. i cooked a turkey breast and will save the carcass for homemade turkey noodle soup. she says she doesn't save the carcass anymore and just uses store bought broth and cream of chicken soup. eek!! hehe. i remember being at a friends for a big holiday dinner. i was helping them clean up and saved the carcass at the last minute. this couple was one of those chef type couples, makes their own wine. they looked at me like i had two heads when i stopped them from trashing the carcass. it was quite funny. i made them some soup. i think they liked it. i cooked a turkey breast in the crock so i could make the homemade gravy and soon soup!!
my walk was a bust today. i took the dogs to the dog park, but i suddenly got super hungry...i mean hungry to the point of feeling dizzy. i had to book it. we only made one loop.
watched that movie, "smile". it was decent. there were good parts. the ending was a bit bust and the begining parts were so-so. oh well. i was up late reading and will get back to that as i am loving that book.
news...obama gets nobel peace prize. i like obama,but it does seem terribly pre-mature. i'd hate to be given an award for what i may do. plus i suspect there were several others who were suggested who actually had done some amazing things. kinda makes you question the whole process...is it merit or political? seems like everything is political.
the caribou were in the news as some of their numbers are down. it's funny to hear natives speak of protecting them as they are protecting thier own in point hope who killed over 60 animals and left their carcasses to rot. i'm still ticked about that. now the oil companies have given money to protect the natives who, in my mind, abused thier subsistence rights.
off to read...