Friday, October 5, 2012

My Mommy's Punkin Muffin Recipe

Fresh out of the oven!
For as long as I can remember my Mom has been baking this recipe.  I enjoy them all year long and it's my favourite way to consume pumpkin.....not being a pumpkin pie connoisseur.  They are great any time of the day and it makes a huge batch.

Ingredients

4 Eggs
2 Cups White Sugar
1-1/2 Cups Canola Oil\
1-14oz can of Pumpkin [like Pumpkin Pie filling]
3 Cups Flour
2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
2 tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
2 cups of Raisins

* I did not have Cinnamon on hand this go around and I used Pumpkin Pie spice instead and it works just as well. *

Procedure

1.  Beat eggs with an electric mixer.
2.  Add sugar, oil and pumpkin.
3.  Mix.
4.  Add the dry ingredients and raisins.
5.  Mix.

Scoop into lined muffin tins.

Bake at 400*F for 15 minutes.

This recipe makes 2 dozen large muffins.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

10 Thought Tuesday ~ Happy Turkey Day ~

1.  I am running around like a turkey lurkey because the In Laws are visiting for the weekend and I have to make the house look all festive.

2.  In Canada we celebrate the harvest instead of Pilgrims.

3.  Tonight after work I am making my mom's punkin muffin recipe.  I have been craving it for a week.

4.  I do not like pumpkin pie.  It's a texture thing.  Don't look at me like that.  

5.  I make up for it by liking Christmas fruit cake and plum pudding.

6.  It is a dull and dreary day.  Hubby's aunt dreaded the singing of a certain hymn in church because of the line "dull and dreary fall."  Sometimes I pull out the hymnal and play that song on the piano.  She was good spirited and we all kidded her about the song.

7.  We're not having turkey this weekend either.  I have nothing against turkeys.  It's just because I have a freezer full of chickens.  We buy them from a Hutterite farmer.  

8.  On the weekend I bought Pumpkin Spice tea made by Stash.  Every evening I've been meaning to make a cup.  I keep running out of time in the day.  I feel like making tea in the evening is a fall ritual.  It's a ritual I got away from in the warm weather.  But now that the sky is greying.....I need to get back to it.

9.  I love my iPod.  I like how fast it is.  I love the picture taking stuff.  I love the reminders and the alarm.  I'm wondering how I ever coped before.

10.  I am thankful for Hubby and Brandy~puppy the Super Dog.  I am thankful for my health.  I am thankful for Tim Hortons and their pumpkin muffins.  I am thankful for Starbucks and their pumpkin latte.  I am thankful for my new coworkers and for having a great place to work.  I am thankful to live in such a wonderful province.  I am thankful for football.