"Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He's gotta pick this one. He's got to. I don't see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there's not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see. "- Linus (It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown)
To keep up with the bucket list Adam and I took a little motorcycle ride up to the Y for a picnic dinner of turkey sandwiches and Arizona’s. It was so nice to get outside and enjoy this beautiful place that we so often take for granted.
I realized I spend too much time indoors and Adam realized that he likes the watermelon flavor of Arizona better than the lemonade. Win-win if you ask me.
There are few things in this world that I love more than pumpkin chocolate chip bread, in fact I could probably count them on one hand. I love it. This recipe is the best I've found, it's super moist and the top gets a little crunchy which is awesome. It's a perfect fall treat, try it out you're going to love it!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
3 ½ cups white flour
3 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree
1 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
2/3 cup water
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 9×5-inch loaf pans or four 6x3-inch loaf pans. In a large bowl, mix flours, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together canned pumpkin, oil, eggs and 2/3 cup water until well combined and stir into dry ingredients, just until the dry ingredients are moistened and no dry streaks remain. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour batter in prepared pans.
Bake the bread for 60 to 70 minutes for large loaf and 30 to 40 minutes for mini loaves, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the bread from the oven and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Run a knife gently around the edge of the bread and turn the bread out, right side up, onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Isn't fall such an awesome time of year? The colors, the wardrobe, the yummy food? I totally dig it. Unfortunately it seems like it always ends so quickly and I am never able to do all of the fun things that fall has to offer. So this year my friend showed me this cute idea she found for a fall bucket list. It has inspired me to get organized, I have made my own fall bucket list full of activities I want to do this season.
You should make one too, and then we'll all have an awesome fall!