Posts Tagged ‘thanksgiving’

Every community has a social services agency.  Here on Bainbridge Island, we have Helpline House which provides for those in need all year long.  This time of year, they’re collecting food items for ‘Project Wishbone’ to ensure that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

My Kids’ Cookies is doing what we can to help.  Bring in some non-perishable food items to our cookie shop and we’ll give you a free cookie as our ‘thanks’.

Project Wishbone Shopping List (these items are sought after at all social service agencies):

frozen turkey, fresh potatoes or sweet potatoes, brown and white rice and rice mixes, chicken broth, yellow onions, gravy mix, fresh and canned vegetables, fresh and canned fruit, fresh or frozen pie, butter and whipped cream, sparkling cider and juices, condiments (olives and pickles, salad dressings), oils, spices and herbs, coffee and tea, special treats (crackers, nuts, dried fruits), traditional Items (candles or napkins).

And, these items are always needed at food banks:

hearty soups, chilis and stews, canned fish and meats, canned beans, cereal, fruit and vegetable juices, pasta, peanut butter and jelly.

The donation of a Grocery Store Gift Card is also greatly appreciated.  My local Safeway has a promotion going on where you can donate $5 and they’ll give a turkey breast to Helpline in time for Thanksgiving. They’ve made it very easy to help out.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all and thanks for being generous in your community.

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A great recipe for pumpkin bread and muffins for Thanksgiving weekend – Enjoy!

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup corn oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 rounded teaspoon each of:  baking powder, nutmeg, cinammon, allspice
  • 2 rounded teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 rounded teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 rounded teaspoon cloves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix sugar, oil, eggs and pumpkin together.  In separate bowl, sift dry ingredients together and add to batter.  Slowly blend in water.

Muffins: use muffin cups or grease muffin tins and fill 2/3 full.  Giant muffins bake for 30 minutes.  Small muffins bake for 18 minutes.

Loaf pan: grease 2 pans and fill about 2/3 each.  Bake for approximately 1 hour.

When toothpick comes out clean from bread or muffins, it’s ready and waiting!

Makes 8 giant muffins, 16 small muffins or 2 loaves.

Compliments of My Kids Cookies.

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