Friday, May 2, 2008

Foody Friday...hoppin' on the bandwagon...

My friend Jenny was one of God's good surprises when he moved us from St. Louis to Minneapolis. She is so funny and wonderful and deep and faithful and I can't really say enough about her...maybe I'll say more another time. Oh! One more thing: She loves food. (And I'd love to have her metabolism...oh well!) So, we're doing this Foody Friday thing. This week the theme is desserts. So, now I find it irresistable to join in. I didn't do much prep for this, so I'm going with something out of season. Pumpkin Cake. But, I always love pumpkin. anytime. So. Here goes...
Pumpkin Cake

4 eggs
1 2/3 c. sugar
1 c. oil
1 can pumpkin
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. each: cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger

Beat together eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy. Stir dry ingredients in and mix thoroughly. Spread in 9 X 13 pan and bake at 350 for 30-40 mins. Cool and frost.
Topped perfectly with this frosting:

8 oz. cream cheese
4 T. butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. powdered sugar

Beat butter and cream cheese together. Add vanilla and sugar and beat until smooth.

What happened next:


Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

I LOVE anything pumpkin! My hubby not so much, but one day I will convert him. The pictures of you indulging in your cake are too funny. Exactly what I would have done. :)

Jenny said...

OMW I am laughing SOOOOO hard. The girls, too...

You're so sweet... I love ya too, fiend.

Jenny said...

FRIEND!!! FRIEND!!! fiend + R!!!


Oh my.

Jenna said...

was that an honest freudian type-o? HI-larious.

Tiffany said...

I think you are a good "fiend" too. Ha! LOVE the pics. The one with your tongue. Yeah, that's gross.

Tiffany said...

i just had to type the letters "vomet" to post my last comment. That's even groosser!!!!!!!

Jenny said...

No freud fiend. finger fiend.

That was so funny. SO funny.

My entire jenna blog experience today was just full of deep-bellied laughter. both your absolutely classic jenna pictures and then my fiend moment.

There is a laugh just welling up in my soul, even as I type.

keitha said...

ok, laughing SOOOOO hard.

its the second to last one that is getting me. i cant look and cant look away at the same time.

that is so stinkin funny

keitha said...

doug says that the second to last pic is the best as well. he says its lke the last moment before the shark rolls back his eyes and attacks.

Tiffany said...

I'm checking this recipe to make it tonight. Jeneva is sitting on my lap and she just said, while shaking her head back and forth: "Mrs. Scheetz, she's just so silly. Silly, silly pictures. Why is Mrs. Scheetz so silly?"

At least she remembered the Mrs. It still cracks me up that she used to just refer to you as "Scheetz."

Okay, off to make some pumpkin cake now. Mmmmmmm!