WooHoo we finally have a string of dry days and then yesterday a wonderful 64 degrees outside. Dh, Rubic, Einstien and myself spent the afternoon outside. The Guys cut the grass. Dh worked on the brush pile, and I set about putting together a concrete raised bed. The bed is technically built, but since it isn't totally done yet I haven't posted a pic. I will post a pic when done. I am pretty proud of it for a first attempt on unlevel ground. Keep that in mind when you see the pick. I have to say a big "THANKYOU "to my neighbor who told me I could take what I wanted of the concrete blocks he had stacked in his back yard. I still plan on paying him for them, but the sentiment was appreciated. It was also nice to get the blocks since we don't have a truck right now. While my outside yard is still calling my name, and the weather still tempts me to go outside and play today, I am out of bread and so that will have to take priority. Once I get the bread done, I should have daylight left to go outside. I am shooting to getting beets, spinach, and lettuce into the ground before Tuesday(our best chance of rain).
While Granola bakes in the ovens, I was going to share a recipe with you. For those of you wanting to eat healthy, but cost is a factor; this recipe is for you. Should the day come where I am ever a few pounds lighter, it will only be because I ate regular food in proportion. I can't afford all the latest do dads good for weight loss, and am not convienced they are the healthiest choice regardless of what the lable says. Anyway, here is what I made last night
Chocolate Pumpkin cake (pay non attention to the name, read on)
1 CUP ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
2/3 CUP WHEAT FLOUR(PASTRY)
1 CUP SUGAR
2/3 CUP COCOA POWDER
2 TSP BAKING SODA
1 TSP BAKING POWDER
1/2 TSP SALT
1 LRGE EGG
2 CUPS PUMPKIN PUREE
1 CUP SKIM MILK
MIX ALL THE DRY INGREDIENTS TOGETHER . ADD THE PUMPKIN, MILK AND EGG. BEAT IT ALL TOGETHER TIL WELL INCORPORATED. BAKE IN A 350 OVEN ABOUT 20-25 MIN OR TIL A FORK INSERTED IN THE MIDDLE COMES OUT CLEAN.
I topped this cake with a Tbs of chocolate syrup instead of frosting. You will not taste the pumpkin, and it is a great way to get that extra veggie, not to mention it allows the cake to be for the most part fat free. Try it and see what you think. I would be happy to know the results.
So that is it for now except the other thing I fianlly can say and that is Diva and her hubby are going to have a baby boy! That is now two grandsons for me. Name to be announced.....