Friday, October 3, 2008

Food For Friday

Here in the midwest, fall has definitely arrived! Last night, we went to our nephew's football game immediately after work and we were FREEZING in the stands! Even those dressed in sweaters & sweatshirts were cold! (I must admit it was quite nice to be snuggled extra close to my hubby as we both were trying to warm up!) We truly love the fall season. The leaves here this week have really started to's so beautiful! (Oh, and my nephew's team won -- woohoo!)

Kim from Seasons of my Heart and a few of her friends take part in "Food for Friday" so I decided to jump on the bandwagon to share some of our fall favorites, too! Today's recipe comes from our lovely friend, Susan Sumner. She was a former neighbor, and one we just adore! I think of her each time I make this. It is WONDERFUL and seemingly foolproof. (I've made many times and it always turns out yummy!)

Pumpkin Bread
(makes 3 loaves)

3 cups sugar
1 cup oil
4 eggs
1 reg. size can of pumpkin
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
3 1/3 cups of flour

Oatmeal or Sliced Almonds (optional)

Pour batter into 3 greased and floured loaf pans. If you'd like, sprinkle on a little oatmeal or a few sliced almonds on top. Bake for approximately 90 minutes at 325 degrees (or when toothpick inserted comes out clean). As you might have guessed, this is not low-fat...but it is DELICIOUS! Enjoy!

Happy weekend to you!


Debra said...


This recipe looks awesome! Happy Friday to you. Blessings to you today, sweet sister.

Cindy said...

Oh, that does sound so delicious!
It's not fall here.
Yesterday we had new windows put in our home. At one point all of the windows in the house were out and it was so hot! 100+ here STILL.
They say it is supposed to get into the 80's this weekend with some rain ~ bring it on!

Tiffany Stuart said...

I'm going to the homecoming football game tonight with the family. It's a warm day today, but I'm sure it'll feel cold tonight.

The recipe looks yummy!

Enjoy fall and the Friday food.

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

I too LOVE these fall days!!!

I'm making my grocery list today, and I'll be sure to add your recipe to my list.

I LOVE anything pumpkin.

Have a great weekend.

Laurie Ann said...

This is a great time of the year. I'm glad you enjoyed the game (and the snuggle time!). Thanks for sharing that wonderful recipe! Yummy!

Alexis - Chickie Momma said...

Drooling... pumpkin bread... yum!!

Went to my first football game in years this past friday night. I loved having a reason to snuggle up in a blanket with my husband in public! hehehe

Tricia said...

That does sound delicious! I am planning to make pumpkin bread soon, and have seen several good recipes, which one should I try? Decisions, decisions...

Thanks so much for sharing and have a great weekend!


Natalie said...

Non-low fat is the best kind! Thanks for sharing. It sounds devine!

Melanie said...

Oh, sounds yummy!

Edie said...

Mmmmm, your pumpkin bread sounds delicious! Everywhere I go there's a receipe, I'm getting hungry.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Ooooohlala! THAT LOOKS scrumptious!
It's really close to my own punkin bread recipe! It's that time again isn't it?! whoOHoOOo Myguy will be so happy when I make punkin bread again!
THANK GOD it's not lowfat...
or it'd be lowtaste too. LOL
Have a wonderful weekend Tracy!
Rats I flunked your word verification again. Ya know that just gets to me!

Kristen said...

I love fall and all that goes with it! Pumpkin bread is one of my favs!

I love the Food For Friday idea! I followed along w/out even knowing it!

Cheryl said...


Yummy! Sounds great!

Thanks for sharing!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

I made this bread this weekend...YUM-OH!!! It is so GOOD. Especially with cream cheese frosting.

Kathy S. said...

this reminds me of the first time I sent out a newsletter for my shop. i added a recipe for pumpking bread. funny thing is, I forgot to put in the pumpkin in the ingreedient list!!!!!!

Oh my humaness!!