Saturday, September 16, 2017

~pumpkin bundt cake with cream cheese frosting~

for the cake -

2 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
3 eggs
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 can pumpkin puree

Mix sugar, oil, and eggs until well combined.
Combine flour, spices, soda and salt. 
Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with canned pumpkin and mix well.
Pour into a greased bundt pan and bake 60 minutes at 350 degrees.

for the frosting -

1/2 cup butter
4 oz. cream cheese
4 cups powdered sugar
3 1/2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy.
Alternately add powdered sugar and milk.  
Beat until smooth and creamy.  Add vanilla.

Frost when cake is completely cool.
Store in the fridge until serving. 


pumpkin spice
and everything nice...

Friday, September 15, 2017

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
September 16th - 22nd

steak, baked potatoes, salad, pumpkin bundt cake with cream cheese frosting

breakfast for supper

cheese enchiladas, spanish rice, refried beans, tortilla chips and salsa

grilled chicken, roasted potatoes, squash and corn casserole, fresh green beans, biscuits, dutch apple pie, peach cobbler, vanilla ice cream

bbq sandwiches, potato salad, corn on the cob

spinach and ricotta pasta bake, focaccia bread, caesar salad


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fall is in the air...

We have been having the nicest cool mornings and evenings lately
and it sure seems like fall is in the air.

I put out all my fall decor on Sunday
and was so pleased to find the 
pumpkin nutmeg nature's wick candle 
from last season in my box of decorations.

I always go by Hobby Lobby in September each year 
and get one new fall decoration.

This year I picked out a set of four pumpkin napkin holders. :-)

Our first meal at the fall decorated table on Monday night was homemade fried chicken tenders,
mashed potatoes (with the skin on 'cause they're so easy that way, just call them "rustic"!),
fresh green beans and biscuits.

And this evening we had leftovers,
so I took some time to bake up my first batch of pumpkin scones of the season.

Fall is definitely in the air at my house!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

~Early Fall Morning~

A chill in the air this morning 
made the picnic table the prefect setting
to enjoy some yummy pumpkin waffles.

A super simple recipe -

1 cup baking mix
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup canned pumpkin

makes 2 waffles

Here comes fall!

"Autumn mornings: sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmness,
year's end and day's beginnings."

~Terri Guillemets

Friday, September 8, 2017

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
September 9th - 15th

take out wings

breakfast for supper

fried chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, fresh green beans, biscuits

hamburgers, potato chips, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, chocolate chip cookies, Oreo trifle


kung pao chicken