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. 


  1. 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.

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

  3. I am getting so hungry reading this post!

  4. 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 : )

  5. 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!

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

  7. 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.

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

    And that house...wowsers!

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

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  11. I need to make that bread ASAP!!!!


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