Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Recipes for French Onion Soup and Pumpkin Bread, House

Last night I cooked up a storm!  We had French Onion soup for dinner in the crocks Mama gave me last year for Christmas.  It was SO good (if I do say so myself!) and super easy for a week night meal.  I used EAS's recipe at Let the Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore...click here for it!  You probably have almost everything in your pantry for it!

After dinner I decided to make some pumpkin bread.  I hadn't had a chance to make it yet this year so I made a loaf for Kevin and I for breakfasts this week and also one for a potluck at work tomorrow. 

Quick and Easy Pumpkin Bread
 - 1 1/2 cup sugar
 - 1 2/3 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cloves, ground
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
1 cup mashed pumpkin
2 eggs
1/2 cup nuts (optional)

Sift dry ingredients together.  Stir in remaining ingredients.  Pour batter into a buttered and floured loaf pan.  Bake 1 hour at 350.  (Note: mine usually takes an hour and 10 minutes).  I take mine out and let it cool before I remove from the pan so it doesn't fall apart.


This is the house Kevin and I looked at on Sunday evening.  Ginormous right?  I have no clue what we'd do with even half of the space!  It was a heck of a bargain though so that's why we looked at it! 
Looks like it is already Conditional so someone else has snagged it.  There will be more!  Honestly I wasn't exactly in love with it anyway....I'm not the biggest fan of all those points in the roofline.  Who knows, maybe they'll grow on me. 

13 comments:

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

That french onion soup looks SO yummy. That's a favorite soup for both Ian and myself, so I am going to be making it soon!

And that house is awesome. Don't worry about getting a lot of space - at least then you won't have to move out in a few years when you start building a family. Ian and I just talked last night about how we'll probably have to turn our garage into an office at some point since we just have a 3br 2ba.

Caitlin C. said...

I loveee cooking and baking in the fall when it's getting cooler outside! And mmm that pumpkin bread looks delish!

Portuguese Prepster said...

I am getting so hungry reading this post!

A Big Little Life said...

I need to make that french onion soup. I could use something hot right now to warm me up. Chicago is starting to get verry chilly. And I'm verry nervous for my first winter here! Good luck house hunting : )

Jess said...

Wow that house is gorgeous!!!

Miss Southern Prep said...

That house is HUGE and gorgeous! I'm sure you'll find one you fall in love with, though! And I love french onion soup--I wish there was a way for me to make some while I'm at school!

Carolina Charm said...

YUM to both your soup and bread! I wish you the best of luck in your house hunt! I love your taste! :)

Glitterista said...

I love French Onion soup! When I was watching Ina one day she said the best browned onions are from butter--so using a bit of that along with olive oil will bring out great flavor. I also often use a bit of Guinness in mine. I'm not very good at following recipes as I always change them a bit. ;)

Best of luck house hunting! My parents bought their house after they were married and still live in it today--they said it's crazy how big it seemed 30 years ago, but three kids and a couple additions later, it's been perfect for them.

DSS said...

OMG...that FOS looks so delish! I haven't had lunch yet, and my stomach is growling. Mmmmm......

And that house...wowsers!

Emily said...

ok i need to bake a pumpkin bread asap..that looks amazing and pretty easy too, huh??? and that house --- daaaaaaang. love

Sweet Carolina Girl said...
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Fashion Meets Food said...

I need to make that bread ASAP!!!!

xo

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Mmmm..I love pumpkin bread, especially with chocolate chips!