And now to show you how I spent some of my weekend to myself (read as: an introvert’s dream come true):
I finally took down the paper autumn leave cut-outs I had made for the fall season and cut out these bad boys for the winter season:
It’s never too late to bring out the paper snowflakes in Rochester. I used scrap paper for the white snowflakes because you can’t really see the ink from the street, and I think it gives them character. I used regular old cardstock for the colored ones.
I thought they turned out pretty well. I don’t really like the pink one, though. It reminds me of an ugly Power Ranger mask for some reason.
Of course, I also had to bake. And it had to be something pumpkin because I found a couple of cans of organic pumpkin puree that’s supposed to expire this month in the pantry. I was going to tackle my first attempt at a pumpkin pie from scratch, but I then realized that Nathan and I don’t have a rolling pin, and that’s pretty important for the crust. And if I’m going to take a crack at my first homemade pumpkin pie, I just have to go all out and make the crust from scratch.
So, with no rolling pin at the time, I decided to make pumpkin bread instead. Except the recipe I wanted to use called for two loaf pans, and I only have one. Womp womp. I decided to use an 8×8 and a 8×12 glass dish instead.
I also decided to substitute all of the sugar for honey, as I have been trying to replace honey where I can ever since I married Nathan, and I think this one turned out to be a winner. It looked and tasted more like pumpkin cake, but it doesn’t matter. I ate two pieces as soon as they cooled enough, and then proceeded to eat this one after I realized I wanted to take pictures. YUM.
I mean come on, you just have to eat it after you take a picture like this, right?