Monday, November 27, 2006

Ohh, it's over. Thanksgiving weekend is almost over and with it is my family's craze with turkey and football!! We all went 'gobble-gobble' and gung-ho with all that fun. I'm still under the effects of party time and it's a good thing that Espresso Day was there, and I could rejuvenate myself with a large cuppa!

And guess what, the countdown to Christmas has started already and now I'm gonna be busy again! With cool celebrations like Black Friday and Buy Nothing Day on the weekend to remind U of the jolly season, who's sitting at home! Like Santa, my list is already made... and I'm just waiting for some cash to come in... Sigh! My mom made my sunday even sweeter 'coz knowing my love for cakes, baked a great pumpkin cake. It was yummy and I guess, U guys can try it out too.

It needs - 1 cup vegetable oil, 3 eggs 1 can pumpkin puree, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups sugar, 2 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon of baking soda, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon,cloves(all ground) 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and grease one 10 inch cake pan.
  • Cream together oil, beaten eggs, pumpkin and vanilla.
  • Next sift the flour, sugar, baking soda, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, cloves and salt together and add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and mix until just combined. You can add the chopped nuts here.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for a 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan for 5 minutes, turn out onto a plate and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
posted by Casey Galatos at Monday, November 27, 2006 | Permalink |

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  • At 2:32 AM, Blogger Irina Alexandra

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  • At 2:33 AM, Blogger Irina Alexandra

    Thanks for visiting my weird holidays blog.
    You have a great page... lots of holiday fun!

  • At 2:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Thanks for visiting my blog. It's always wonderful to receive comments.

    You have a lovely blog. I like it's festive holiday touch.

    I've never had a pumpkin cake before. It sounds very tempting. Maybe I can ask my husband to bake me one. He's the cook in our house and not me. :)

    Hope you can come and visit me again.

    Take care,

  • At 7:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Ah, the returned favor of spam. And the moral is..if you spam an adoption blog, the flavor returned is adoption!! Enjoy, goes well with fish..
    OriginsUSA To Observe Annual "Strange and Mournful Day" on Nov 30th

    Richmond, VA November 13, 2006 - During November, adoption is being celebrated in our country as a "positive way to build families." OriginsUSA (OUSA), a national organization of mothers who have had children taken for adoption, sees this as a very painful, life-altering event and not something to be celebrated.

    Their stories are just beginning to emerge with the publication of Ann Fessler's best-seller, "The Girls Who Went Away" and the new and more vigorous activism of these women. Mothers surrendered their babies when they were vulnerable, typically under the influence and control of parents and authority figures, and without complete, realistic information, resources or legal representation. Their pain is echoed by many adult adoptees who have also felt the absence of their original family members.

    On the 30th of November, members of OUSA, other supporters of natural families, various activism and support groups and their friends and families will be observing "National Strange and Mournful Day." Using a phrase taken from the "Mother and Child Reunion" by Paul Simon, the name of the occasion is intended to stress both the unnatural (strange) nature of adoption separation and the accompanying "mournful" grief. Observers will be wearing ribbon badges in colors of black, white and purple. Some mothers also plan to include the birthstone of their surrendered child on their badge.

    "We are hoping that people will ask us what the ribbons mean," says Robin Westbrook, an OUSA member. "This is a good way, we hope, to educate the general public on what happened with us and what, unfortunately, continues to happen. America needs to know that adoption has caused a lot of pain for a lot of people and continues to do so."

    OriginsUSA is inviting anyone with an interest in joining the "National Strange and Mournful Day" observation on November 30th to contact a member and ask about how to obtain or make the ribbon badges.

  • At 3:44 PM, Anonymous SuzanneLieur

    Hi, Casey,

    Nice blog with all sorts of yummy recipes.

    Suzanne Lieurance
    Three Angels Gourmet Co.