Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Burning the Wood Stove and eating Pumkin Pie Bars

Well, denial is over.
The inside temperature hit 58 degrees on Sunday so we started a fire in the wood stove. It is such a dandy of a wood stove, well worth the $50 we paid for it 6 years ago! In no time flat the house was nice and toasty!

Starting up the wood stove proves to be what it takes for me to usher in the 'fall' season. I CLING to summer with every thing I have before I finally succumb to the season's change. Now I know that many of you love fall and I do enjoy the beauty of it, but it just means that winter is on its way!! I find winter to be SO long and so confining! Long days in the house and so many hours of darkness...... Maybe I am just a summer gal since my birthday happens to fall on summer's official first day?

Since it is fall it is time for PUMPKIN PIE bars.... all the yumminess of pumpkin pie, but in an easy to prepare and easy to eat bar. My daughter, Robyn, and I went out for a 'girl's night' on Saturday and stopped at Aldis... hey, we can have fun and get the grocery shopping done! Aldis has the best price on pumkin, but they only have it in the fall. I bought 2 cases (24 cans) that will hopefully last us until next fall. Now we are ready to enjoy some of these delicious bars! I found the recipe last fall and since then it has become a standby treat for both our family and my sister's.

ENJOY these frugal and yummy treats!

Pumpkin Pie Bars
2 eggs

1 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup oil

2/3 cup canned pumpkin

3/4 cup flour

3/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp ginger

1/4 tsp cloves

(I'm sure you could just use 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice)


Pre-heat oven to 350
Grease a 12x8 pan OR a pie pan (I used the pie pan because I don't have a 12x8 pan)
In a mixing bowl, beat eggs.
Stir in sugar, oil and pumpkin mix well.
Stir in flour and spices.
Bake for 20-25 minutes (until set in the middle)

Cool (or eat warm like we did).
They will hold their shape very well and are easy to eat! We ate them with cool whip on top! YUMMY!!



tammi said...

Yeah, we finally fired up the ol' woodstove this weekend, too. But then within half an hour we were all too hot!!! It's so tricky this time of year when you can't really control the temperature. Until the outdoor temps are consistently well below freezing, we usually have one hot fire in the morning and then use the furnace the rest of the day.

I made some awesome pumpkin pie bars this last weekend, too! (two Thanksgiving potlucks!) I think I've made yours before, but this time I used this recipe. YUM!!

Leanne said...

I bought pumpkin at Aldi also! I just finished the pumpkin that I had bought from there last year! I am going to try that recipe...sorry summer is over...I love fall...but dread winter also..It doesn't take THAT long to go away, does it??

Barb J. said...

Thanks for letting me know that Aldi's has their pumpkin in. That's where I always get mine, too, so I will be heading up there this pay day. Can't wait to try this recipe!

warren said...

I cling to Summer too. Fall is tolerable but winter very nearly kills me each year...ugh. But, I guess a warm wood stove makes things closer to ok...

Andrea Cherie said...

Thanks for the well wishes!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE anything pumpkin, but my husband does not...so I don't make pumpkin goodies too often or I end up eating the WHOLE batch myself! Now that I have neighbors that helps.

I'm curious how your no poo experiment goes! I've just recently started hearing about it and am getting more curious!

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