Monday, September 20, 2010

Autumn Means….

Pumpkin muffins! My friend Sandi B. shared this great Pumpkin Muffin recipe with me years ago and it is a “Must Bake” item as soon as the weather becomes cooler and the leaves start to change.

Sandi's Pumpkin Muffins
This is the double batch:
3 C sugar
1 C oil (I often use applesauce or chunky applesauce)
4 eggs (also have used egg beaters with good results)
2 tsp vanilla
Mix together until combined
3 1/2 C flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp baking soda
sift dry ingredients, then add wet to dry
2/3 cup milk (soy works great, skim works great)
1 3/4 cups pumpkin (canned - just a regular size can)
add half the milk, mix, half the pumpkin, mix again,
the rest of the milk, mix, the rest of the pumpkin, mix
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup chocolate chips (we used vegan tropical source last time)
(just fold these in)
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean

I have always cut the amount of sugar in half for this recipe and the muffins are sweet enough for us! I just popped a pan of these babies into the oven, can’t wait until they’re done!

In other news, I recently stumbled across Blog Frog and decided to try it out. I started a community for bloggers that are Compassion Sponsors and I would love it if you could join me. You’ll see a button to do so on my sidebar. I also added a button where you can email me if you'd like!

Also, I would really love to hear from my faithful readers! I am getting more and more hits to my blog recently and would love the chance to get some feedback and hear from you! Please leave a comment so I can get to know you and what kinds of things you like reading about!

Mondays seem to be good Compassion mail days and today didn’t disappoint! We received a letter from Rodrigo in Bolivia (BO281) and I am pretty sure his project has switched to writing reciprocally. We’ve gotten 3 letters from him in the last couple of weeks and I really love getting to know more about him! Here’s an excerpt from his letter:

“My beloved friends, I greet all of you in our Lord Jesus Christ’s holy name hoping you are all well of health by God’s grace. I thank you for the letters you have sent to me, my family and I read it this weekend. Here we celebrated Bolivia’s anniversary on the 6th of August and all of the schools paraded in homage…My cousin played the drum with the school’s band when we paraded and I had a great time and then played with my friends and family. I got very tired parading but I am very happy because our country celebrated its 185th anniversary….In the Compassion project I am very well and my tutor is nice and he teaches me more about Jesus’ life and we also get to go out and play ball and I like soccer a lot. I am praying for you and your family and I go to church every Sunday. With Lots of Love, Rodrigo”

1 comment:

Judy said...

What a sweet letter! I love it!

I'm trying out Blog Frog too. The Compassion Sponsors group is a great idea. :)

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