I hope everybody is having a good Festivus and airing their grievances.
I am trying very hard to be productive today. I had yesterday and today off from work and I always love it when I have two days off together. However, I have been having some bad sinus congestion since Saturday. On Sunday I left work early because my head hurt so bad that I was really sick to my stomach. I worked late Monday night, didn't get home until about 3:00am. Tuesday morning I should have slept in, but I woke up about 8:30 with (you guessed it!) another sinus headache. So I ended up sleeping most of the day. Maybe I was also sleep deprived because I feel much better today.
Today is my annual baking extravaganza! I am baking pumpkin bread for the whole management team at work (17 people in all). This is a great recipe, I can't even remember where I found it.
1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 cup pumpkin puree (I use can pumpkin)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 Tbsps softened margarine
Preheat oven 350 degree F
1. Sift all dry ingredients together. Stir in pumpkin, brown sugar, buttermilk, egg, and butter. Mix well.
2. Pour dough into greased loaf pan. Bake 1 hour or until toothpick poked into center comes clean.
Michael also requested that I make some chocolate chip cookies. I found these dark chocolate and mint chips and I am going to substitute them for the semi-sweet chips that I normally use.
I am also going to put together some spinach and artichoke dip to take to our Christmas brunch and book exchange.
Whew! I am so excited for Christmas to be here!