Monday, November 22, 2010

The 3rd, 4th, and 5th Day of Thanksgiving...and a recipe

Nutcrackers!  And things were going so well... I had given you two days in a row and now it's back to playing catch up on my catch up... alright, then, here we go...

On the 3rd day of Thanksgiving, the good Lord gave to me....

three willing helpers  (for the girl scout food drive)
two wannabe's
and a happy, healthy family.

On the 4th day of Thanksgiving, the good Lord gave to me....

 four extra pounds from eating these...
pumpkin cream cheese muffins...

On the fifth day of Thanksgiving, the good Lord gave to me....

five friends decorated for Halloweeeeennnn...4 extra pounds, 3 willing helpers, 2 wannabes and a happy healthy, family.

Okay, all caught up. 

For making you wait, here is the recipe for another one of my favorite fall desserts and a yearly must - make,

The Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins (makes lots and freezes well!)

Cream Cheese Filling:
12 oz. of cream cheese
1 egg
1/2 c. sugar
1/8 tspn salt
Mix and set aside.  Don't forget where you put it, and don't keep eating it while making the next step.

Pumpkin cake part:
Mix together:
3 c. sugar
3 1/2 c. flour
1 tspn salt
1 tspn nutmeg
1 tspn cinnamon
2 tspn baking soda
4 eggs
2/3 c. water
1 c. oil
2 c. canned pumpkin
1 c. chocolate chips (of course there is chocolate!)

Line 36 muffin cups (or a few more) with papers.  Put about 2 Tbls. pumpkin mixture in each cup and top with 1 tbls. cream cheese mixture.  Top with 2 Tbls. pumpkin mixture, filling each cup about 2/3 full.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.   YUM!

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