Pumpkin pie is a traditional pie that is eaten on Thanksgiving. I ate some yesterday and the day before and I don't regret it. I'll just have to keep my diet in track until Christmas time.
Anyway, before I give you guys the recipe, I'm just wondering. Did you guys go Black Friday Shopping? When I say that, I mean, did you guys wait in a long line at night just to get the "best" deals? I know a lot of people have but I'm curious if there's even more or less due to the economy. Anyway, I think it's better to go shopping after the mad rush in the early morning (midnight, 4 am. I think you guys get what I mean).
So, finally, here's my recipe for pumpkin pie.
- 15 oz canned pumpkin
- 12 oz fat free evaporated milk
- 3/4 cup sugar (I used white sugar but next time, I'm going to try it with brown sugar!)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp pumpkin spice
- pie crust
- Preheat the oven to 425 F.
- In a bowl, mix together the sugar, pumpkin spice and salt.
- Mix in the eggs and the pumpkin.
- Then, mix in the milk.
- Pour the mixture into the pie crust.
- Bake for 15 minutes at 425 F. Then, lower it to 325 for 40 minutes.
- Take it out and let it cool completely. Serve it immediately or refrigerate the pie.
So, the day of Thanksgiving Eve, I had to go to class. We didn't learn much though since the professor knew not many people were going to show up. I knew the stuff already though. Anyway, before class, I went to the gym. I had a great workout on the elliptical. Then, I remembered that we were talking about exercise in my nutrition class and that stretching is important before and after exercise. I haven't been stretching much after my workouts so, I decided to do that. It felt great to stretch out my muscles. It relaxes me. Also, I am still very flexible too, which I am surprised about. My head can still touch the ground when I do the straddle stretch while sitting on the ground. I bought 2 PowerBars at my school's store after my workout. They were on sale for 2 for 2 dollars.
It tasted delicious too. It was a bit softer than I thought it would be and it was chewy. It smelled like Apple Pie and it tasted like it too. It was delicious. I should have bought more. Well, maybe next time.
Also, do you guys remember me talking about the SaraLee 100% Whole Wheat with Honey Bread? Well, it's delicious.
I love eating it with Almond Butter and honey. I also like making Turkey Sandwiches with Smart Balance Mayo. Both of the sandwiches are delicious. What I don't like is that the bread is a bit high in calories. 1 slice is 100 calories. So, that would be 200 calories worth of bread for a sandwich. Once you add the fillings, it will be about 300 to 700. It depends what you put in and how much. But, it's delicious and healthy. I still like the MultiGrain Sandwich Rounds better (or sandwich thins), since each "slice" is 50 calories. For a sandwich, it would provide 100 calories and then the rest are fillings.
So, what's your favorite pie?
-I have too many favorite ones that I can't list them all. Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Lemon Pie, Banana Cream Pie, Chocolate Pie...the list goes on and on. I love desserts.
Do you stretch after your workouts?
What's your favorite type of bread?