Sunday, October 27, 2013

What to do with a Whole Can of Pumpkin

You know it is pretty sad when you have to check back at old posts to see if you blogged about this.  I haven't.  Interesting to look back at some of the projects...hey I forgot about that!

I love Pumpkin Muffins/Bread.   What I don't like is the recipes usually call for a cup of pumpkin.  
What do you do with the rest of the pumpkin?
A few years ago I measured how much was in a can and the adjusted the Fanny Farmer Cooking School recipe to use the whole can of pumpkin. 

Pumpkin Muffins
makes 2 dozen

Sift together:  2 1/4c flour
                    1 1/2 c. sugar
                    1 1/2 tsp baking soda
                    3/4 tsp salt
Mix together:  1 can of pumpkin
                     3/4 oil
                     3/8 c. water 
                     3 eggs
                     1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice ( I don't mess with individual spices)
                     1/2-1 c. craisins or raisins  (I just eyeball it)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet.  Mix together. Spray 2 (12 cup) muffin tins with Pam.   Fill muffin tins about 3/4 full.  Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  

You can make this as loaves.  I think it would make two short 9x5 loaves.  Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

They were great with Chili.

I have been keeping up with my Mary Sampler from Plum Street Sampler.  Paulette has done a wonderful job and it has been a very fun stitch.

 The pattern called for Shaker white for the angels but, it wasn't light enough for the fabric I chose.  
I changed it to Oatmeal...a little whiter which I much prefer.  
I also didn't Portabella.  I used Aged Pewter instead which leaned more to the blue side which I think I like.  
I finished Beggar's Night but, I haven't "finished it". 
I can't decide if I want to make a pin keep or frame it.  

 I really do love this pattern.  
 I saw a freebie from With Thy Needle and Thread on Of Needles, Pins and Stitching Things Blog.  
I really should delete her page from my list.  
Lois, if you see this you are a BAD INFLUENCE!
But, I love your blog and I see way too much I want to do.  LOL
I have started it and should have moved on to Thanksgiving...oh well.  

Hope you have a wonderful week.  
Mine is going to be very busy.  
I hope I can stay awake long enough to do a little stitching a night.
As always, thanks for spending the time to make a comment.  
I love hearing from you.
Keep on Stitching


  1. Thanks for the recipe. I have also changed some of the colors on the Mary Sampler. I have not stitched today's additions. I will have to take a good look at the colors.

  2. Love your stitching progress and your Bittersweet finish!
    Yummy dinner! Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Beggar's night is gorgeous and great progress on Mary's Sampler