I like to bake. And Colorado’s drizzly/snowy weather today is just perfect for that. Happily, my friend Sarah posted a recipe for Pumpkin Gingerbread, which is now baking in the oven. I did have to lighten it up a bit out necessity rather than taste. I ran out of oil and sugar so I had to add some applesauce and 1 cup of sugar substitute (I’m trying out Xylitol. We’ll see how that goes.)
My Mom called and wanted to know where I got the pumpkin. (Apparently Floridian grocery stores don’t carry it until Thanksgiving.) I am actually still using up some of my chemo brain pumpkin. I’m not sure if I ever blogged about this, but I know I’ve told the story many times. At some point last year, I developed a subconscious craving for pumpkin. I never actually put it on the grocery list and I don’t actually remember doing it, but I guess I picked up a couple cans of pumpkin every time I went to the store and then put them away when I got home and promptly forgot about them. About mid October, I decided to rearrange the pantry closet and found that I had purchased at least eight cans of pumpkin. And one can of sweet potatoes. And a butternut squash. I have actually used 3 cans in just the last month. And I still have more.
I guess I like my squash.
New J funny:
The boy has trouble with s and m’s (no snickering). So today he kept asking me for a noovie, which I took to mean “movie”. Which was wrong. He wanted a smoothie. So I took this opportunity to work on the sm sound. Sssssmmmoothie. Ssssnoovie. Ssssmoo. Sssssnooo. Ssssmah. Ssssmah. Sssmoo. Ssssnooo. Ssssmoothie. Snoovie.
Snoovie it is. One new correct letter sound is a win, yes?