Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving from the Whole Kit & Kaboodle

Sinda is thankful for the beautiful gardens that I have to play in all year long.

Neelix is especially thankful anytime his mom will give him a bag of "nip"

Hrmph - sheep ration, again. Oh, well, that is our lot in life, and we're thankful we have such a good shepherd, who never lets us go hungry. Luna, Jewell & Moni

Girls! Scooter is thankful for Girls!

We are all thankful for all the good friends we have made by blogging - cats, sheep, spinners & knitters, and just regular old folk. Wishing you all a very good Thanksgiving!

Oh, and here's ANOTHER pumpkin recipe! I made these for church last month - everyone wanted seconds. Enjoy!

Tangy cranberries stud these luscious, spicy pumpkin bars.
Preparation time: 20 min Baking time: 20 min Yield: 60 bars

Bar Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin (or two cups fresh or frozen pumpkin puree)
3 eggs
3/4 cup chopped sweetened dried cranberries

Frosting Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter (MUST USE BUTTER!)
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 to 1/3 cup milk
Ground cinnamon, if desired

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, baking soda and ginger in large bowl. Stir in 3/4 cup butter, pumpkin and eggs; mix well. Stir in cranberries.
Spread batter into ungreased 15x10x1-inch jelly-roll pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
Meanwhile, melt 1/2 cup butter in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly and watching closely, until butter just starts to turn golden brown (3 to 5 minutes). Immediately remove from heat. Pour into medium bowl; cool 5 minutes.
Add powdered sugar and vanilla to butter mixture; mix well. Stir in enough milk for desired frosting consistency. Spread frosting over cooled bars. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon, if desired. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar): Calories: 110, Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 80mg, Carbohydrates: 17g, Dietary Fiber: 0g, Protein: 1g
2001 Land O'Lakes, Inc.


Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Mmmm! That recipes looks like a must-try!

Rascal said...

Looks like everyone at your place had an extra good Thanksgiving. Us too.

Sharon said...

Nice pictures - good things to be thankful for. Thanks~

Kathy L. said...

We are thanful for two friends we've become close to - not long known in this life, but old friends nevertheless. Hugs to you and The Shepherd!

Rosehaven Cottage said...

So glad you dropped by Rosehaven Cottage! Now I get to meet all of your wonderful darlings. Some day I want sheep. In the meantime, I can enjoy those that belong to others, like you! Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage