Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pumpkin Time!

I love this time of year!  The chill in the air and rain outside.  Handknit socks on my feet.  A fire to knit by.  And football to watch.

My sister, dad and I watched the Notre Dame football game today and started some of the holiday baking.

Two loaves of Pumpkin Bread made.

Pumpkin Bread

Then for fun, I wanted to make the pumpkin crunch cake Sheri from The Loopy Ewe posted on her blog this week.  It looked very much like the recipe my sister uses to make a yummy pumpkin cake pie dessert, except my sister's recipe divides it between two pie pans. It takes the best part of pumpkin pie and adds cake instead of crust! Yum.

Pumpkin Crunch Cake

My photo doesn't do the recipe justice.  Delish!!  Thanks for sharing it Sheri.

Lots of exciting college football games today have meant lots of knitting time too.  I have just a few more inches left to knit on my secret, picot-happy sock!

How has your weekend been?  Hopefully nice and relaxing.  On tomorrow's list is to finalize our shopping list for the cooking this week.  Any favorite Thanksgiving recipe you guys want to share?  You know I love new recipes.

Happy Weekend!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits


Bonny said...

Thanks for your pumpkin bread recipe; it sounds delicious. My family's favorite Thanksgiving recipes are raspberry jello salad and homemade crescent rolls! The jello salad is really easy. The crescent rolls are a little time consuming, but well worth it!

Watercolor said...

omgosh those look yummy!!!!

Shoelaceswitcher said...

If you like sweet potatoes, these roasted with a topping of pecan, celery, and goat cheese salad is going to be the most amazing thing you've ever eaten!

Jacey said...

I made Pioneer Woman's green bean casserole last year and it was super tasty. Much better than the condensed soup version!