Good Monday morning!
I tell you what.... I can't remember the last time I've felt so refreshed from the weekend!
This week was our "bye week" for football.
Which means there was no game on Friday night and no work for Travis ALL DAY Saturday and Sunday!
The weather finally has taken a cooler turn.
Wouldn't you know that the first day of October finally FELT like fall!?
It's about time :)
We spent the morning working around the house.
Travis worked in the yard with the kids while the baby and I cleaned inside with windows open.
We went on a long walk, went out for Mexican for dinner, watched a movie, ate breakfast and lunch outside on the porch and also ate yummy pumpkin bread (recipe down below!)
The best part of my weekend was spending time with this guy... I love him!
Yesterday morning was church.
We are so blessed to have a wonderful minister.
He was talking about suffering in his sermon.
One thing he said really stuck out...
"You do your best witnessing when you are suffering."
As in, others are watching to see the way your react to trials in your life.
So very true.
I've tried many a pumpkin bread recipe and do believe I have found one of the better ones!
I found the recipe in an old church cookbook.
The recipe makes two loaves.
One with nuts and one without. Obviously you can omit the nuts if you prefer!
We ate this for breakfast on Saturday morning.
We like to spread butter on our pumpkin bread and top it off with cheddar cheese.
I then served our pumpkin bread with bacon and coffee (for the adults obviously).
It was the perfect fall breakfast!
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
3 large eggs
1 16 oz can of pure pumkin
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray two medium loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, spices, salt, baking soda and baking powder and set aside.
3. Mix together the butter, sugar and eggs. Cream these three ingredients together on medium speed for about 2 minutes or until fluffy. Add the pumpkin and combine well.
4. Add the dry ingredients and mix gently until well incorporated.
5. Pour half of the batter into one of the prepared pans. Fold the walnuts into the remaining batter and then pour it into the other prepared pan. Bake side-by-side for about an hour or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
It's about time for the babies to wake up!
Have a great day friends!