Monday, October 26, 2009

Rainy Day

It's an all day rain-athon here in Central Texas. I love rain! I mean seriously, it makes my garden happy and when my garden is happy, I'm happy. But when it rains ALL DAY like this... well, I get kinda stir crazy. So I've been trying to keep myself busy indoors - cleaning (blah), lifting weights (blah), and baking. Now, THAT's not so bad.

Let's see... I started off making two loaves of pumpkin pie bread for the Halloween get-together we're having at our house next weekend. I popped those in the freeze so they'll keep until the weekend.

Then I whipped up the dough for two loaves of my whole wheat bread. They're on the kitchen counter in a final rise before baking.

And finally, I tried a new recipe, Vegan Pumpkin Cookies, that I'll be handing out at my booth on Saturday at the farmers' market - we're having a special Halloween Celebration with lots of goodies, decorations, and a raffle. As far as the recipe goes, I went ahead and skipped the nuts and the raisins because I don't have them and well, it's pouring and I don't feel taking another shower while walking t0 the store. I'll admit I'm lazy (at least until it stops raining)...

Anyway, with these cookies being egg and dairy free, I was actually able to sample my wares this time and WOW are these little cookies good! They have a cake-like consistency and are just fabulous! You'd never know they were vegan! Not to mention, they should freeze well until I need them next weekend.

So if you're looking for an easy, healthier recipe for a tasty fall cookie, definitely give these a try.

Ok. What's next? Oh, right. I have a Menu for the Future class tomorrow. Better get reading that chapter....

2 comments:

Krys said...

It is raining here in Austin as well. I am going to do some more baking. The pumpkin dishes sound delightful.

Heather @ SGF said...

Krys - We ended up getting 2-1/2 inches. How did you guys do? It finally stopped here, kinda, so I walked over to the post office to mail my mother-in-law's bday gift. Of course, it started raining again by the time I got to the post office :)

Definitely think about trying those cookies. They were so moist and delicious with no dairy or egg. I think they'd be fabulous with walnuts or pecans and maybe some cranberries instead of raisins...