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 BarsIngredients
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!!
Have a BLESSED day, BE a BLESSING!