This weekend was pretty quiet. The weather switched from constant rain, to beautiful sunshine. I did get to experiment with a few things in the kitchen. Some worked out, others not so much. I really wanted to just hibernate and watch movies and read, which I did a bit of. The movies were really bad, but I never turn then off. I'm in to the end. So...
Pumpkin bread, a hit.
Homemade pumpkin latte, a miss. But I did end up making in into a pumpkin custard, so-so.
Chocolate chip cookies, a hit.
I found the Pumpkin bread recipe on YT. I didn't want a cake. I wanted a bread and this recipe delivered, with as always, a few modifications of my own. I wasn't home to watch the 2nd rise but was home to see it baked. It got a little out of control in rising, but I like how it looked and tasted.
7 oz of pumpkin puree, fresh or canned (I drained the puree because it seemed a little watery.)
16 oz unbleached all purpose flour
3 tbsp ground golden flax seed
3 tbsp psyllium husk
1 oz melted butter
1 oz sugar
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
3 tsp instant yeast or 2 tsp traditional yeast
3.5 fl oz of warm water to dissolve yeast and sugar
It's Administrative Professionals Day and they are often the front line workers. They often get the brunt of people's bad moods or the genuine smiles and thank you's of someone they have helped. I've been a front line person before and it is not easy. Having to be pleasant in some of the most unpleasant circumstances. You also hold a lot of power, more then the boss or the customer/client believes. So be nice and appreciate you Administrative personnel, not only today, but every day. Learn more @http://www.iaap-hq.org
Today is also International Noise Awareness Day. Protect your ears, because once the damage is done, it's gone forever. I have been guilty of blasting the music in my headphones much louder then I should have, in the past. I know that I have suffered damage from it. I thought the good music was worth the damage then. Now, not so much. But I guess, when you know better you do better. Learn more @http://www.chha-nl.nl.ca
It's a rainy and cold day but I have a lot to do, so have a fabulous day. Live your life to the fullest!