Perfect Pumpkin Bread

I don’t care for pumpkin pie. I don’t like sweet potatoes either. (I’m a lot of fun at Thanksgiving dinners.)  You would think then, that I wouldn’t like this either, and I thought that I wouldn’t myself, but my sister-in-law insisted this was the best thing she’d tasted in a while so I gave it a shot and made some.  OMG!
The recipe states that this can be frozen and that it even improves with time in the freezer. I can’t vouch for that statement because even though it makes three loaves, none of them have ever made it as far AS the freezer.
Enjoy!

Note: DO NOT USE PUMPKIN PIE SPICE IN PLACE OF INDIVIDUAL SPICES.
Ingredients:
Original recipe makes 3 – 7×3 inch loaf pans

      • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
      • 4 eggs
      • 1 cup vegetable oil
      • 2/3 cup water
      • 3 cups white sugar
      • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
      • 2 teaspoons baking soda
      • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
      • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
      • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
      • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
      • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Directions:

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 7×3 inch loaf pans.
    • In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour into the prepared pans.
    • Bake for about 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

 

 

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Ten Of The Seventies Sexiest Songs

Where do I begin? With a memory I suppose. The only thing about that is where one memory ends another begins and I could be lost forever in the past. Especially in some of the memories these songs produce because these truly are ten of the seventies sexiest songs.

#1. I Want You To Want Me – Cheap Trick

 #2. Tonight’s The Night- Rod Stewart- 1976

An entire generation of guys had haircuts like Rod’s spiky do and the song gave them a new pick up line too. I know I heard it once or thrice.

#3. Lay Lady Lay- Bob Dylan- 1969

Yes, I know 1969 is not the Seventies but this was released in July of ’69 so there’s really not that much to quibble about, is there?

#4. Just Got Back From Baby’s- ZZ Top- 1971

What’s not sexy about “we been rolling all night long”? Not to mention that the beat is sexy as hell.  These Texas boys knew how to represent.

#5. Make It With You- Bread- 1970

OK OK I know when you think of this band, IF you’ve ever even heard of them you think sappy lyrics and too sweet chords but this song just has that certain something. I wouldn’t have minded hearing it sung to me.

#6. The Lemon Song- Led Zeppelin- 1969

OK, so I’m bringing in another one from the year before the seventies actually started, but there is no way I’m leaving this one out. Besides it was popular the entire year of 1970. Squeeze me baby!

#7. Love Ain’t For Keeping- The Who- 1971

This song has the actual power to send chills up my spine. Oh ya!

#8. Feel Like Making Love- Bad Company- 1975

I think the title pretty much says it all and needs no explanation.

#9. I Just Want To Make Love To You- Foghat- 1972

Another hard driving song telling you just what it is that is wanted.  Nothing like plain-spoken men to get a point across.

 

#10. Vladivostok- Prism- 1976

This is one of my all time favorite songs and it has one of the absolutely best lines I’ve ever heard in my life.  This would be one of the ones I’d have to have on a deserted desert island.

I hope you enjoyed this blast from the past and the next time you’re feeling romantic, or even just in need, and someone needs a bit of gentle persuasion, pick one, it will work every time.

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