I am on a gift giving roll. I love to give the service people in my life gifts to thank them. We give big 2 liter bottles of Coke and cups during the hot summer days. I love to leave the mailman homemade cookies and I cannot do enough for my hairstylist… I mean seriously what would I look like without hair color?
I saw these little bread containers last year at one of the craft stores for $.50
These bread containers are heat proof. Filled with pumpkin bread, they would make a wonderful little thank you for those special people that make my life easier.
Bake with a wonderful bread. Wrap again in cellophane and tie with a ribbon. I will place a note of thanks on top.
These people are the backbone of our economy. If your garbage man did not come for three weeks, what would you do? Show them some kindness. Even if it is only a note of thanks. I am participating in Foodie Friday.
1 1/2 c. of granulated sugar
1/2 c. vegetable oil
8 oz mashed pumpkin
1 3/4 c. flour
3/4 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1/3 t. salt
2/3 t. cloves
2/3 t. nutmeg
2/3 t. allspice
3/4 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. vanilla extract
1/3 c. water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 4 small loaf pans or two larger loaf pans.
Combine sugar, oil, pumpkin and eggs; mix until well blended. Add all dry ingredients and blend thoroughly with pumpkin mixture. Add vanilla and water, and mix until all ingredients are well blended. Pour into prepared loaf pans.
Bake at 350 for one hour for larger loaf pans and 45 minutes for smaller loaf pans. Remove when a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for an hour before you wrap with cellophane.