I have been trying to keep to my grocery budget and not overspend. My husband gets paid every two weeks so I get cash out and shop for two weeks worth of meals, snacks, dog food, toiletries etc...
I often have a bit of cash left for the 'in between' week, which I use for milk, fresh produce and eggs.
This past week, I decided to not go to the store for pantry items or other foods if I did not have the cash. This has lead to me having to really use my creativity, and stock in the pantry. It also lead to me realizing that the pantry items had been being used but not replaced.
And all of this leads to Pumpkin Bread. I don't usually make it in August - it's always more of a fall item around here, but I wanted to have something other than oatmeal or toast available for breakfast or to have as a snack.
I looked in my upstairs pantry and my pantry shelves in the basement and came up with canned pumpkin. I had all the other necessary ingredients, so yesterday morning before heading into our shoppe I whipped up my grandma's pumpkin bread recipe.
Grandma Lily's Pumpkin Bread
3 cups of Sugar
1 cup of vegetable oil
3 1/2 cup flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp allspice
Mix all the ingredients together and add raisins and nuts, if you like. This makes 2 loaves. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. It may require more time.
Also yesterday I did one tsp of salt and it tastes just fine. I also only used cinnamon as I am not a nutmeg or cloves fan so I don't use those spices. I have added chocolate chips to this instead of raisins before. Yummy!
The lovely weather we have been having and all the fall buying for the shoppe have me in the Autumn mood. What things say Autumn to you?