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As much as I would like that to be the truth. I'm pretty sure he just didn't want to do the dishes. Not to rag on him, but he has a thing about dishes and the dishwasher.
I used to tell Elli that daddy was allergic to the dishwasher. That's why he put his dishes in the sink instead of the dishwasher. She TOTALLY believed me. Then one day Don actually put something in the dishwasher. Elli started screaming with excitement and SHOUTING for me.
"Mom, mom, mom!!!! Dad's not allergic anymore! He's not sneezing or anything!!!!" she yelled.
"What are you talking about?" I asked.
"Look at dad! He's putting dishes in the dishwasher and he's ok!" She responded.
"HHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HA HA HA HA!!!!!" was my mature, motherly response.
I pretty much died laughing. Of course Don didn't think it was funny. And Elli was totally confused by the whole thing. Because she totally believes everything I tell her. Why would mommy say something that isn't true? uhhhhhhh. 'Cuz it was funny? And it annoys me that daddy won't put his dishes in the dishwasher? And sometimes I forget that my sarcasm and 'tude isn't always appropriate for her.
So back to the pumpkin bread. Here's my recipe if you would like to bake some yourself.
1 2/3 cups flour
3/4 t. salt
1/4 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. ground cloves
1/2 t. allspice
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup pureed canned pumpkin
1/3 cup water
2 eggs beaten
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1. Grease the bottom and sides of a 5 x 9-inch loaf pan. Line the bottom with waxed paper; grease the waxed paper.
2. Sift the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and allspice together
3. Combine the sugar, pumpkin, water, eggs and oil in a bowl; mix well.
4. Add the flour mixture gradually, mixing well after each addition.
5. Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until the loaf tests done.
7. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
This is super easy to make. Moist and delicious. Trust me. It's good.
PS. I swear the above story is true. Mostly true anyway. Elli read it and proclaimed I got it wrong and shouldn't lie on my blog. But my tired old memory remembers it this way - so that's the way it is. I know this makes me sound like I'm as old as Andy Rooney. Which I'm not. But sometimes I'm so tired I feel like I am.
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