I’m wearing my give-up pants, Ace’s castoffs – nylon windstopper on the outside and fuzzy polar fleece on the inside. I wash them occasionally. Paired with my Oberlin hoodie, they make the perfect Minnesota Outfit. The pants leach any motivational impulses right out the seams. I’m officially hibernating for the next several days. Here is my official Give Up Post, where I don’t have to come up with any original material.
Laura’s Bestest Pumpkin Bread Ever
Preheat oven to 325
1 cup butter + 3 cups sugar
Add 4 eggs and mix
Add one can of pumpkin and mix.
Slowly add 2/3 cup of water, slowly slowly slowly so the mixture doesn’t get too thin.
In a separate bowl mix:
3 ½ cups of flour (sometimes I do a nice mix of wheat and white flour)
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
½ tsp baking powder
Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture.
Pour into two greased loaf pans and bake for almost 1 ½ hours if using glass pans. Metal, you’re on your own.
If making BIG muffins, bake 45 minutes.
Eat. Thank you Laura Shaffer!