Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I Voted!!!

Yay!!! I just got back from voting! This is so exciting haha It was my first time, and I took my little sister along with me. She went in her pajamas because she just woke up when I got home... which isn't really surprising. I just didn't want to go alone because I'm weird. Well, I really just wanted somebody to take a picture of me voting, but it turns out that there was no flash photography allowed. DAMNIT! However, she did take a picture of me outside the voting room.

It was truly a magical experience. I walked up to the table and the first words out of the lady's mouth were "Aren't you a little young to be voting?" I was like "Umm.... NO!!!" haha The question at the end (after picking the candidates) was so confusing. I honestly didn't understand it at all so I just said 'no.' I mean, I didn't wanna agree to something when it could be terrible. Oh well, I feel so much better now.

And today's recipe is a good one. On Halloween night, I stayed home because I had the house to myself. That NEVER happens. I finally took out my bread machine and put it to use. I made pumpkin yeast bread from have cake, will travel. I made a few adaptations, and I loved it. It wasn't sweet at all, so you can eat it on any kind of sandwich. I had it with some honey and cinnamon. Everyone who tried a piece wanted more, so I'll probably be making another loaf.

Here's the recipe:
Pumpkin Yeast Bread
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
2/3 cup room temp water or soy milk
1 Tbsp applesauce
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup oat flour
1/4 cup turbinado raw sugar
4 tsp vital wheat gluten
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
1 3/4 tsp active yeast or bread machine yeast

Directions: Place all ingredients in your machine following manufacturer's instructions. Flours must be spooned into dry ingredients using measuring cup and leveled with a knife. Use "BASIC" cycle. Once cycle is over, remove from pan and let cool on a rack.

19 comments:

Agnesss =) said...

Heyooo my Friend =))

Jo..!! Well,well,,,I know what you mean with this feeling bout VOTING for THE FIRST TIME =)) must be exciting!!!! I'll be VOTING for the first in two years or so..hah =P

Well,well...this Pumpkin Bread LOOKS YUMMY!!!!!!!! =DD Give me a piece!! =DD
(Yeah,I have to go to the US =P)

Hope you're ok =))

Enjoy the time!!

MamaBecky said...

That bread was heavenly!!!!
Make more, make more! You should take a pic of your fun muffin tin.

Love the pic - your smile lights up my world!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I voted too!

(Although my vote doesn't really count, since I live in Texas. De electoral college!!!)

Have a happy day, my cute friend!

magpie said...

Cool bread recipe :) I'm starring this post.

River said...

Aww, you are so cute!! You look so proud to have voted, that's awesome!
Pumpking bread! YAY! I need to make more pumpkiny things, including your bread!

happyherbivore.com said...

how cool to vote for the first time in this election!!

flower said...

Yeah I remember that feeling, I feel so old!

Maria said...

Thanks for visiting our blog! We voted and are excited at the outcome!

VeggieGirl said...

Fabulous bread!!

My first time voting as well :0)

Katrina said...

Congrats on voting! It is fun, huh. I'm old, so been doing it a long time, but every time I still feel good about being about to do it. Cute picture of yo'self. The bread sounds SO good, I'm going to have to make it next week when I get back from NYC!

Theresa said...

Thanks for visiting me today. Your blog is so cute. I remember when I first voted, very confussing when you enter that booth. I haven't tried pumpkin yeast bread. I have to put it on my list of pumpkin things to make!

Conquerbysmiling said...

Aww thanks Joanna! I wasn't sure if I was the only one out there or not:p and cute pic:]

Juliet said...

Congrats on voting for the first time (and in such a historical election). Your bread looks great. I want to learn how to cook bread someday! :)

Celine said...

hooray for voting!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

YAY! I'm so glad you did your civic duty!

Nicole said...

I voted, too!!! And, I will be making this bread, rest assured.

Bethany said...

congrats on your first time voting!

Bread looks really good. I love fresh bread.

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