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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

I found my Xmas spirit!

Wow what a busy few days.  We had a busy weekend decorating our church and having them give us an extra 9ft xmas tree they had..which was great because we needed one and this was just what I wanted!

So it really helped get me in the mood for Xmas.  Then I picked up my bountiful basket and got persimmons..I have never used them but made this great persimmon bread that turned out awesome...hubby and Johnny ate it all up..I just had a nibble.(wait till you see the sugar)


Original recipe makes 6 - 6x3 inch loaves
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease three 6x3 inch loaf pans.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the persimmon pulp and baking soda. Let stand 5 minutes to thicken the pulp.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine sugar, oil, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Blend until smooth. Mix in persimmon pulp and water alternately with flour. Fold in nuts. Divide batter into the prepared pans, filling each pan 2/3 full.
  4. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.















It was actually quite easy to make.  On Monday I served up 200 bags of popcorn at my sons school and attached these cool movie tickets my hubby made to get people excited for movie night friday that I am in charge of.  It took me 4 hours to pop and distribute with the help of another mom.  Then the principle had to come get me because Johnny got in trouble...BIG TROUBLE he threw a rock at another kid..which hit the kid in the head and he was bleeding..they are not sure if the kid needs stitches.  They kept Johnny in the office all afternoon until I was done then I took him home and I didn't let him do the after school activity of Jump Bunch(which he loves) instead made him stay in his room all night and write an
"I am sorry" card and draw the kid a picture.  I was devastated.. I couldn't believe my boy did that.  I was angry because I couldn't believe my kid did that.  I swear he just doesn't think of his consequences sometimes...he just reacts.  He was visibly upset by the whole thing all day...he cried so many times I lost count.  I am hoping this shocked him enough to never happen again.

On the band side, I am super tight.  I think because I am so stressed over movie night and making sure it goes well... On the weightloss I am doing stellar...I should pull an awesome number tomorrow.

Then I got a call from my mom that her other dog died(she had one dog die last month) she got them both at the same time so she was kind of expecting it but still sad to say the lease.  They were both labs 12 years old and the last to go was so grey and had a hard time walking, her quality of life just wasn't there anymore.  Mom is down to 1 dog Eddie and I hope she doesn't get a bunch more.  Its a lot of work watching the dogs when she goes out of town.

I really want to get Johnny an Elf on the shelf and I think we will go get one this weekend.  I keep thinking about them but forget when the time is right with Johnny.  Plus we need to get our Xmas cards done so we may go see Santa tonight or go to the park to shoot some pics...tootles!

6 comments:

Tina @ The Bandit Girl said...

Really pretty tree! Kudos to you for baking...I know I just can't handle that yet. no restriction-ugh!

Terrie said...

According to Dr. Phil, kids brain that helps us think, and plan and actually look at other people and think about what's going on inside of them doesn't stop developing until the 20's.

You are a great mom taking the time to pop popcorn and hand out movie tickets, not to mention plan movie night.

Connie O said...

I hit my brother in the head with a rock once when I was a kid. But don't tell him ... he still thinks someone else threw it. Sorry for the trauma and drama, for both you and Johnny and also the other kid.

You sound busy! I love your tree. I am planning to get one this weekend.

FitBy40 said...

I don't even know what a persimmon is but I'm pretty sure I could eat that whole loaf of bread myself!
I'd have to make it with Splenda but I'd probably still eat way too much.
Great tree!

MandaPanda said...

Kids will be kids. Sounds like he learned his lesson. I'm glad the spirit of the season found you!

Laura Belle said...

Ahhh, I love your tree!!!

And that bread looks delish! Then I noticed the sugar. holy diabeetus. (as i sit here and eat my 12th mini reeces cup) Oh well.