Autumn Treasure

Pumpkin bread for Thanksgiving

Pumpkin bread for Thanksgiving

Pumpkin bread for Thanksgiving

Pumpkin bread for Thanksgiving

Pumpkin bread for Thanksgiving

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I’m in a serious baking groove this week — 10 loaves so far with plans for 4 more. This pumpkin zucchini batch will be delivered tomorrow to celebrate my favorite holiday of the year: Thanksgiving.

Oh, Thanksgiving, how I love thee. All the joys of Christmas without the awkward gift-giving, topped with a dollop of vacation days, time to shop and the perfect excuse to craft with girlfriends. Have I mentioned I’m also a wee bit excited my dad arrives tomorrow? My mom will soon follow. It is going to be a family feast and I cannot wait to dig in.


20 Replies to “Autumn Treasure”

  1. As an American living outside of the U.S., I don’t get the “dollop of vacation days” around Thanksgiving. But it’s still one of my favorite holidays. I wish I were able to spend time with family, but I enjoy getting together with other expats and enjoying the holiday — even if we have to wait a few extra days due to the aforementioned lack of vacation days.

  2. I love Thanksgiving too. It kills me that stores are playing Christmas music and have had their decorations up since after Halloween.
    That bread look awesome and I bet your kitchen smelled divine.
    Have a wonderful holiday with your family.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. I’m also getting so jazzed about the official beginning of the holiday season: Thanksgiving! Such a delicious occasion.

    And, man, do I love the choc. covered seed idea from yesterday — yum! I think I’m going to try that with green pumpkin seeds for my man (well, and me, of course) this year. Thanks for the inspiration, as always. πŸ™‚

  4. have to tell you, my second go round with the spaghetti squash was divine!
    have pumpkin pie on the counter..
    so I can’t make the bread until i get some more pumpkin filling!
    these look heavenly!

  5. Looks good! I’ve never heard of that bread, you’ll have to share the recipe. My mama makes a mean pineapple-zucchini bread which I just love.

  6. Pumpkin? Did somebody say pumpkin?! Trying to shove my fork through this darn screen to grab a bite! Have a fabulous holiday weekend with your mom and dad! Aren’t you headed to Tucson??

  7. Yum, that looks good!!
    I’m with you – Thanksgiving has long been my fav holiday. A few days of vacation, family and food- without all the shopping/decorating/etc stress. Plus my birthday always follows shortly thereafter! ; )
    Have a wonderful time with your family!!

  8. I think it is just as dangerous to read blogs when hungry as it is to go shopping. Your pumpkin bread and treat below has left me ravished. I agree about the awkwardness of Christmas. Very well said.

  9. Pumpkin-Zuuchini bread combo is a wonderful idea! I have never donw them together but will be trying it. Another I love is Sarah H’s pumpkin-pineapple bread. I hope to have start baking after our holiday party on the 6th if not before.

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