Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday Confessions 9.21.12

Well, it's time to 'fess up again. Time flies - seems like I just did this!

I confess that I'm borderline nervous about my 8K tomorrow - Ache Around the Lake. I'll be glad when it's started. Once I start I can focus on my steps, my breathing and getting up and over the hills (they are pretty torturous). It's not called an "Ache" for nothin'. 

My 90 day challenge is going well, and in fact today is day 30 - so there will be an update post soon, hopefully by the end of the weekend. I'll retake my sexy porn photos (my before, during and after photos), take my measurements and weigh myself. I confess, although it's been a good month, I'm not keen on taking those pictures!

Yesterday was baking day at work, and since the first day of Fall is almost upon us - we celebrated the Great Pumpkin with "Pumpkin Dump Cake". 

Oh. My. The recipe makes one 9X13 pan, so we doubled the recipe and made 4 8X8's. We have a reputation on Thursdays that we have to live up. Lots of goodies for whomever (almost) wants some. And the group I have is not interested in watching me do all they work, they actually want to stir, mix, crack the eggs and be involved in the process. So we have to make lots of whatever we make.

Our group went over time, so I confess that this is not a picture of the one we baked, but it's really close.

It was super-easy - has to be for us to use it in our baking group, and EVERYONE loved it. I myself could have eaten an entire pan, but limited myself to a semi normal sized portion. 

The recipe I had printed out read "serve with whipped topping or ice cream", and the resident I had reading the recipe for me kept going to that. "Caroline, this says 'serve with whipped topping or ice cream.'" The first time or two I am very patient - "Yum, wouldn't that be good?" After 4 times I say "Well, sorry, we don't have any of either." So there. After we all tasted it though, it didn't matter anymore. It was really good. This would wonderful for Thanksgiving. 

Here's the recipe if you are interested for yourself:

Pumpkin Dump Cake

1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin puree
1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
3 large eggs
1 cup brown sugar
3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 (18 oz.) box yellow cake mix
1 - 1½ cups chopped pecans 
1 cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350°.  Grease bottom of 9x13″ pan.  

Mix pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, and salt.  Pour mixture into greased pan.  Sprinkle dry cake mix over pumpkin mixture and top with pecans.  Drizzle melted butter over pecans.  

Bake 40-50 minutes or until edges brown.

Let sit 15 minutes before serving.

What are you confessing this week? What's your favorite fall-season food?

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  1. I like that the recipe uses the whole can of pumpkin. I'm going to have to try it. I'm sure it would go over big here.
    Good luck with your run.

  2. That cake sounds so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    I'm sure that you'll do great in your race. And while I know you're not looking forward to taking photos, I am looking forward to seeing your progress update.

    Thanks for linking up. Have a fabulous weekend!

  3. Oh. my. gosh. I'm printing that recipe, it sounds heavenly!!!
    Good luck with your run this weekend! :)


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