Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Fall Friends

This is a shout out to my twin Carrie who loves fall as much as I do. I know we don't look like twins, but trust me everything else about us is pretty much the same. We have a habit of saying the same thing at the exact same time, and of course using the same tone of voice. Maybe it came from the many hours we spent in her car driving to our education method classes, or driving to bible study every Wednesday night, or hanging out at the CASA coffee house. Here is a perfect example of our sameness (is that even a word?): for our social studies method class we had a homework assignment to draw our vision of what a s.s teacher would look like. We went to our separate apartments to do the assignment, and yes we came to class with the exact same drawing. I'm sure I have a hundred more examples, but you get the picture. We had a lot of good times in college!
*Anyway, Carrie and I both have a love for all things fall, but especially anything to do with pumpkins! So I wanted to post my favorite pumpkin food for her and anyone else who loves fall like us. I really miss you Carrie!!! Love ya!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
3 1/3 cups flour
3 cups sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
3 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup oil
4 eggs
1/2 cup water
2 cups pumpkin pie filling
12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the ingredients in the order listed. Bake in 3 ungreased loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour & 15 minutes (although I usually check at about 1 hour) Let stand for 25 minutes. Turn onto cooling rack to cool.

*You can also use this for muffins. Make one or two loaves and use the rest for muffins.