Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Thursday afternoon our Northland New Neighbors Mexican Train group met at Friend Dee's home.  We had 8 there so we split up and played two tables of four each.  I played with Friends Janice, Patricia, and Carol.  Ready to play, we each chose 15 dominoes and started making our trains.  I had to take this picture:

Do you see why? I'll let you see if you can figure it out.  (I'll let you know at the end of the post.)

Dee was just taking her Oatmeal Pumpkin Spice Bread out of the pan when I got there. (She offered to put it back in the pan for my picture, but I told her that was okay.) Didn't it make a pretty loaf?!


1            15 - oz can pureed pumpkin
4           eggs
2/3       cup canola oil
1/3        cup unsweetened applesauce
2/3       cup water
2 - 1/3  cups whole wheat flour
1            cup old fashioned oats (save 1 teaspoon for sprinkling on top)
1 - 2/3 cups sugar
2          teaspoons baking soda
1           teaspoon cinnamon
1           teaspoon nutmeg
1/8       teaspoon ground cloves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray two loaf pans with cooking spray.

Place the pumpkin, eggs, oil, applesauce, and water in a large mixing bowl.  Blend together using a mixer until creamy.

Mix the flour, oats, sugar, baking soda, and spices in a smaller mixing bowl.

Add the dry ingredients into the wet, and using a spoon, mix thoroughly until smooth. 

Divide the batter evenly between the two pans. Sprinkle the tops with the saved oats.

Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  

Allow to cool in the pans before removing.

Dee found the recipe online at fitsugar.com.  It was adapted from Paula Deen's Pumpkin Bread recipe.

Did you figure out why I took the picture? 

We were so anxious to get started that all four of us made our trains but no one had the double twelve. (See it isn't there in the "station". ) So we each had to start drawing a domino, until finally someone drew the double twelve.  Then we adjusted our trains with the extra dominoes we had drawn.  We had a good laugh over that one.

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