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
There's not much happening in my community, at least that I know of. That's okay though because Women's Day is really everyday. As long as your continuing to improve yourself, other women, or your community in general, all is good. We do what we can, when we can do it. Guilt because you can't, for whatever reason, does not help anyone or yourself.
I'm hoping for a great weekend, the weather should be hovering around 0 degrees and the sun will be shining. So being outdoors won't feel like such a chore. I'm hoping to take some pictures in the park or by the river, so wish me luck!
I also plan to finish reading another book this weekend. Reading is awesome and I feel better when I can get, at least a chapter in a day. Does anyone else crave and miss reading when time does not allow you to indulge?
Are you doing anything for International Women's Day or on the weekend in general? Have a great Friday & enjoy your weekend!