Sunday, December 2, 2012

weekend recap + a recipe.

Rainy days. 
Friends over for dinner.
Grilling out in December.
Christmas candles. 
Christmas lights.
Christmas socks. 
Christmas carols at church.
Enjoying our cozy home.
Chai Tea. 
Coffee. Lots of coffee. 
Naps. (yes, plural)
Sushi take out. 
Pumpkin, cranberry, chocolate bread. 
Movie watching. 
Couch laying. 
Low productivity.
No agenda. 

The kind of weekend I spend my weeks dreaming about. 
The kind of weekend that is full of the little things that make life sweet.
The kind of weekend we need every now and then.

This bread was moist and delicious and was born out of cleaning out Thanksgivingy foods from my fridge. I found 2 half cans of pumpkin and come fresh cranberries. Mix that with some pecans and dark chocolate and BOOM. This lovely little treat. I just used my favorite pumpkin bread recipe and then added some cranberries, some dark choco chips, and a handful of pecans. 

Cranberry/Pumpkin/Chocolate/Pecan Bread
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs, beaten well
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 cup fresh cranberries
how ever much chocolate makes your heart happy
a handful of nuts (pecans, walnut, etc.)

Preheat oven to 350. Mix the dry. Mix the wet. Mix them together. Add cranberries and chocolate and nuts. Pour in a buttered bread pan. Throw in the oven. Enjoy the smells coming from your oven. Bake for 5-60 mins. Take out of oven. Devour. 

Enjoy! I don't know why this is the first recipe I have ever posted. I love cooking (well, mostly baking) and want to start posting recipes more often. We will see what I come up with! Hope your weekends were wonderful.


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  1. jealous of the rain y'all got!! not sure where you are but I'm in Texas and the past few days it has been in the 70''s literally felt like Spring :-P crazy Texas weather!

    Looks like you've had a great weekend so far, have a happy Sunday!!

  2. Ahhh this post makes me so happy and cozy, especially after a completely crazy busy weekend here! Also YUM to that pumpkin bread! I made loaves and loaves of pumpkin bread around here using this recipe ( but have yet to add cranberries!

  3. Please share more recipes!! I will be trying this bread once we have an oven :)