You know, it’s funny getting sick.
Being a mom and getting sick.
More specifically, being a mom and getting the FLU.
Not fun, but funny.
You think to yourself, “Well, it’s ok. Just a little cold. I can get over this pretty quick. Just take some cold medicine and I’ll be right as rain!”
I haven’t blogged for a few days because, WELL!
I got’s the VIRUS! (*This is what my husband and I call it when we get sick, grammar and all)
Though my husband would argue with you that he only gets sick for 5 minutes. (Literally! He thinks this! We’ll talk more about his delusions later) : D
This is what I have consumed for the past few days. Needless to say, I’m REALLY ready for some real food.
But for now,
I’m on the mend.
I got some Tamiflu in me in the right amount of time. GO ME!
And I must take a few minutes to profess my love for this drug.
Tamiflu, if it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t be typing this post right now.
I love you, Tamiflu.
I must say, I have some pretty inventive kids.
This all hit me right when school got out for the Holiday.
I didn’t know what the heck I was going to do being sick and having to keep them entertained.
Apparently, pizza boxes make great televisions. They decided to host their own talk show.
When that got old, they decided to open a book fair.
They wanted me to see it so bad.
When I saw it from the corner, I thought it was sweet.
This cute little book fair.
I looked up….
A MEGA BOOK FAIR!
I guess they have learned from their parents to just go for it!
(I wonder who is going to clean this up?)
Now I have to give some props to the hubster.
He has been trying very hard to clean and keep the house from getting to be a total wreck.
(He may or may not have paid me for this Advertisement)
I wonder if he realizes he missed these?
To next time!
To feeling 100% BETTER!
Happy Thanksgiving Week!
What are y’all doing right now?
Planning your menus, planning your diet and exercise regime for after your menus?
Maybe doing lunges or stretching out your muscles to prepare for the Black Friday Madness?
Well, I am making bread. That’s right!
But not just any kind of bread. Pumpkin Bread!
This is a great Southern Recipe!
We are going to be on the road this Holiday and we always end up stopping along the way for breakfast. This usually consists of Bojangles.
Now, any good Eastern Southerner typically knows about “Bojangles”. The good ole Fried Chicken Restaurant.
I have decided this time will be something better. Pumpkin Bread!
I made them in Mason Jars, so the “Babies” can just eat their bread with a spoon in the car.
Hopefully, this means less clean up for Z and myself. I guess we will see.
The best thing ever is Fresh Canned Pumpkin. Store bought is completely fine too. I just happened to have a jar in my pantry that my mom had given me.
You can make this in a loaf pan, muffins, or even little mini poppers. I thought the mason jars gave it a fun twist. I sprayed the inside so that they wouldn’t stick.
Make sure you wipe off the rim of the jar afterwards so that the lids will seal.
A funnel is a great tool to use to keep batter off the rim.
I filled the mason jars about half way full and set on top of a cookie sheet.
I baked them at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, until a toothpick came out clean. Then I sprinkled additional finely chopped walnuts on top.
And sprinkled each one with a little powdered sugar!
While they were still hot, I topped each one with a lid/seal. They will actually seal on their own after a few minutes, just like the canning process.
Did you know they will last up to 6 months sealed ! ? !
However, these won’t make it past the morning!
When ready to serve, you can either run a knife down and around all the sides of the jar, and tapping the bottom a bit, it will come out as a “log”. Simply slice it and serve.
You can do my personal favorite and what we will be doing tomorrow morning.
Taking a spoon…..
Open the lid/seal……
and go to town! Yum!
Recipe: Pumpkin Bread
– 1 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
– 1 1/2 cup Sugar
– 3/4 tsp. Salt
– 1 tsp. Baking Soda
– 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
– 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
– 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
– 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
– 2 large Eggs
– 1/3 cup Water
– 1 cup Fresh Pumpkin or Store Bought
– 1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts, plus more finely chopped Walnuts for Garnish (Optional)
– Powdered Sugar
– Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
– Combine all dry ingredients (except powdered sugar and walnuts). Mix well.
– In another bowl, conbine pumpkin, water, eggs, vanilla, and oil. Mix well.
– Add dry ingredients to mixture and beat thoroughly.
– Stir in nuts and pour batter into greased loaf pan or 1/2 way up greased mason jars.
– If using a loaf pan, bake 75-80 minutes. If using mason jars, bake 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into middle, comes clean.
– Cool 15 minutes in loaf pan and then sprinkle with powdered sugar. If using mason jars, sprinkle with finely chopped walnuts, powdered sugar and carefully put lids/seals on top and twist to tighten. *Jars are HOT! Be careful!
I love sprucing up the house for different Holidays. I especially love doing it for Halloween.
My mom, as well as my mother in law always do atleast a little decorating on the inside for it.
You don’t have to do much. I just take some “scary” things and put a little around the house.
For instance. . . . .
No coffee center would be complete without a few orange coffee cups, equipped with their own ghostly chains to drink out of.
A dead black rose and bones for stirring your cream and sugar.
Of course, if you aren’t careful . . . . . .
things can become a bit “overgrown”.
While pesky critters may come out to play!
However, you must REMEMBER, any Good Witch will tell you . . .
ALWAYS decorate your foyer.
NEVER dust for cobwebs,
ALWAYS put out your best Skeleton Heads,
And ALWAYS keep Lists.
And NEVER EVER forget your Black Cat.