In honor of the first official day of fall, and in celebration of all things pumpkin, I’m sharing my Grandmother’s Yummy Pumpkin Bread Recipe
It’s September and you know what that means…. Pumpkin everything! One of my favorite pumpkin treats to make for my family is my grandmother’s pumpkin bread. It’s so delicious and the recipe makes 3 loaves, so there is plenty to share, or put a couple of loaves in the freezer for another day.
My Grandmother’s Pumpkin Bread Recipe
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
4 cups flour
3 cups sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 & 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp allspice of ginger
1/2 tsp cloves
1 cup oil
1 can pumpkin
2/3 cup cold water
Mix all the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Make a well in the flour mixture. Add the oil, pumpkin, and water. Blend well. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Pour into 3 well greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
This is one of our much loved family recipes and I hope you and your family enjoys it as much as we do!
Since tomorrow is the official first day of fall, even though it’s supposed to be almost 90 degrees, I’m posting a pic from one of my favorites seasons to visit Walt Disney World Resort.
When is your favorite time of year to visit?
On Friday, our beautiful office kitty Duchess was adopted.
As sad as we were to see her go, it was a happy moment. She was very lonely once all of her kittens were adopted. Every afternoon, just before I would leave, she would sense it was time to go and jump on my desk and purr and purr. She would watch me clean up my things and try to follow me out the door. We’re going to miss her a lot, but that’s part of fostering a pet. We get them healthy, socialized, and we fall in love with them, and then let them go to their new families. It’s hard, but so worth it.
Meet Elmer, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week! How can you resist that adorable face?
Elmer is an 8 year old male domestic shorthair mix who needs a home where he can take his time warming up to you and any other cats you may have. (Elmer likes other cats.) He needs a little TLC so, a home with some cat savvy humans will be a great match! Come meet Elmer at Lollypop Farm!
Summer’s over and I’m really sad to see it go. It’s back to school, homework, earlier bedtimes, and less time to relax and have fun as a family.
It’s finally starting to cool down a bit, and by cool down, I mean in the 80s instead of the high 90s. The cats are happy because we can finally shut off the AC and they can enjoy the fresh air and sounds of the birds from the open windows.
Rosie is always the most interested in what’s going on outside and stays glued to the windows watching all day long.
She’s also been a big help unpacking the boxes we have left in the dining room.
Maybe you need a helper to unpack boxes or are just looking for a new furry friend, meet Bugatti, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week.
Bugatti is a 6-year-old male domestic shorthair who is looking for a new home. He’s a big, handsome guy and he’s available free of charge to approved adopters, age 60 and over, through Lollypop Farm’s Seniors-for-Seniors program.
Happy Birthday Snuffy!
This past weekend we celebrated Snuffy’s 16th birthday. It was also my husband’s birthday and our anniversary but, hey, it’s all about Snuffy. I can’t believe he’s 16. I know our time with him is growing shorter and try not to think about it. He’s in great health right now and loving life so we are very lucky.
Awwww, he’s definitely one of a kind. We adopted him at Lollypop Farm just before Christmas in 2000. Happy Birthday Snuffy!
Now you can meet Meg, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week!
Meg is a 9-year-old female domestic shorthair who needs a new home. She’s available free of charge to approved adopters, age 60 and over, through the Seniors-for-Seniors program.