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Pumpkin Mishap

by Meghann on November 10, 2008

I had another mishap in the pumpkin baking world. I attempted to recreate Megan’s beautiful Pumpkin Drop Biscuits by halving the recipe. While I was writing the recipe down I accidentally wrote down 1/2 can of pumpkin instead of 1/2 cup. Let’s just say there is a big difference between 1/2 can and 1/2 cup.

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Mine looked nothing like Megans. They came out more like pumpkin pancakes rather then biscuits and were unfortunately not very good. I ate 1/2 of one before I realized no one was forcing me to eat my failed creation and trashed the rest. Oh well. I am still encouraged to try this recipe again, just without the pumpkin overdose. :)

On the plus side, the main part of my meal was absolutely fabulous!!

I have been dying to attempt to make Split Pea Soup for a while. I have never tried to create it before, so today was a new adventure. I did some research to find some cooking times and then reworked some measurements to come up with a recipe that I thought would be ideal for me.

I ended up with a fabulously thick Split Pea Soup that produced two perfectly sized servings. It almost made me wish it was colder outside so I could enjoy it even more. I put the other half in the freezer to wait and enjoy during the next cold front. :)

Quick & Easy Split Pea Soup

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  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup dry split peas
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 carrots
  • 1/2 ham steak
  • S&P

In a medium sized pot sautee the onion and carrot over medium heat. Once the veggies are soft add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Then, reduce to simmer and cover for an hour and a half. Stir periodically to prevent bottom from burning.

This version is very thick so you would need to add extra water to thin as needed.

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My soup with the fai led attempt at a pumpkin biscuits (I lower my head in shame)

 

This afternoon I had a snack of Annie’s Bunny Grahams. Yum!

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And for dessert I had a 100 calorie Klondike Bar.

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I was really craving something cold to cool me down after my hot soup!

Tag, your it!

Today I have been tagged by Anita at No Book Left Behind, Sabrina at RhodeyGirl Tests, Marianne at From French Fries to Flax Seeds and Maggie at Say Yes to Salad  to come up up with 7 facts about myself. After all that tagging I could tell there were a lot of people out there that wanted to know stuff about me! ;) So, I thought long and hard and came up with some 7 ( hopefully interesting) facts.

  1. Link back to the blog that originally tagged you
  2. Post the rules on your blog
  3. Tell your readers 7 random things about you
  4. Leave a comment on your chosen blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged
  5. Let your tagger know when you’ve posted your entry

So here are my facts:

  1. I was born in the same hospital as my Dad was 23 years & 1 month earlier.
  2. I go through periods where I cut my hair really short, go a whole year with out a single hair cut and then cut it short again. It’s this big cycle where I am never happy with my hair at any length. Currently my last hair cut was back in July.
  3. I LOVE fresh strawberries, but hate strawberry flavored things i.e.  strawberry ice cream, yogurt, bread, etc
  4. My last 4 relationships all had a November anniversary date. Maybe November is my lucky month with guys? Let’s see if the magic will repeat itself this month. Any takers? ;)
  5. My Mom has an identical twin sister, I have a fraternal twin brother and if you say I am going to have twins I will hurt you :-P
  6. Me, my twin and my sister were all born on the 8th day of the month. Also the last two guys I have dated had birthdays on the 8th. Therefore, 8 is my lucky number.
  7. People call me Triple Anne sometimes because of the three Annes that occur in the middle of my name. MeghANN ANNE ANDxxxx If you’re not careful you will stutter when saying my name. :)

Are those facts interesting enough for you?

Instead of tagging other bloggers I am going to tag all of my readers! (Or, you know, if you also have a blog and read mine :) ) What are 7 fun facts about you?!?!

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 VeggieGirl November 10, 2008 at 8:58 pm

No worries!! You win some, you lose some :-)

LOVE THESE FACTS!! I’m like you with #3 – artificial strawberry flavoring is BLECH!! Gimme the real deal.

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2 Andrea [bellaeats] November 10, 2008 at 9:02 pm

haha…i just tagged you! and then saw that you had already participated….oh well. :)

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3 Erica November 10, 2008 at 9:08 pm

That split pea soup looks really good Meghann! I want to try making some :) Thank you for posting about your baking failure! I think its just as important to have messups as masterpieces! Experience for the future! Plus, ya never know….a mistake could lead to a fun new creation ;) I always try to half recipes and end up writing down the wrong thing :)

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4 jenngirl November 10, 2008 at 9:09 pm

Aw sorry about the pumpkin biscuits, I personally think the beauty of baking is trying a recipe until you get it just right ;)

Awesome facts, that’s really cool that you have a twin brother! I definitely concur about the strawberry flavor vs. the real thing!

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5 Alison November 10, 2008 at 9:19 pm

I loved your fact about the 8th. My brother and I were actually born on the same day two years apart which also happens to be the eighth of the month.

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6 gina (fitnessista) November 10, 2008 at 9:24 pm

the pumpkin kinda-pancakes still look great!
i love the triple anne fact– because my family (and megan) and i are sure to say your whole name when we mention you :D
have a great night

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7 Amy November 10, 2008 at 9:46 pm

sorry about the pumpkin mishap, but they still look good to me! haha. love the facts, very interesting, especially the ‘tripple anne’ nickname! and i didnt know you had a twin bro :O

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8 Megan November 10, 2008 at 10:05 pm

Sorry about the pumpkin mishap! They would pair well with that yummy soup! I will have to try this combo soon! Loved learning more about you!

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9 chandra November 10, 2008 at 10:09 pm

I also LOVE strawberries but hate strawberry flavored things! I thought I was the only one… :)

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10 Melissa S. November 10, 2008 at 10:24 pm

love the facts…and i believe we’re both going to have twins. LOL.
i’m with you on the strawberry thing…i’m also the same way with bluberries, raspberries and bananas. bleck.

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11 Allison November 10, 2008 at 10:25 pm

I tagged you in the after the fact for the “7 interesting things” that is being passed around! :) Hope you don’t mind – since you already did it – I felt like I was making it easy on someone else :) No work for you – no work for anyone else!

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12 jess November 10, 2008 at 11:16 pm

Oh no! Definitely a difference between half a can and half a cup- but hey, it takes So long to go through a can of pumpkin, at least you’re halfway there ;)

I really enjoyed your seven facts!! I Love fresh watermelon but hate watermelon flavored things- and my best friend hates fresh grapes but loves artificial grape flavoring… she’s weird, haha.

I dunno about november being your ‘lucky’ month (they are Ex relationships, right?) Maybe be wary this month? Haha, but starting with the first of december- watch out fellas, we’re ready for love!

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13 Caroline S November 10, 2008 at 11:27 pm

haha..so I truly enjoyed your recap of the pumpkin mishap, only because in all my blog reading- everyone is so perfect all the time!! Everyone’s creations look like an artistic masterpiece, and personally, i mess up ALL the time, so it’s nice to know it happens to the best of bloggers! :D AND you showed the pics, which are awesome. Plus, you made all those pumpkin muffins a while ago so you are redeemed! Okay interesting fact- I can wiggle my ears and touch my tongue to my nose!

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14 ttfn300 November 10, 2008 at 11:37 pm

fun facts! no need to hang your head in shame… i do that sort of thing ALL the time :) the worst was cherry muffins, but i ate them b/;c i couldn’t toss fresh cherries!!

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15 bobbi November 11, 2008 at 12:03 am

love the facts, and love the soup. I am a big lover of split pea soup….mmmm!!!! You wont have twins;)

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16 Hangry Pants November 11, 2008 at 12:08 am

I am the same way with haircuts! I chopped off 10 inches for the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program in January and haven’t cut it since. Horrible!

Sorry about the biscuits, but ya bake, ya learn. :)

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17 eatingbender November 11, 2008 at 1:10 am

Uh oh, sorry about the biscuits! Is it ok if they still look yummy to me?!

I can attest that November is a lucky month for the fellas! That’s so cool that 4 of your relationships had November annies!

I do the same thing with haircuts – I just chopped it all off and now I’ll probably wait until next year before I get it cut again ;)

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18 Maggie November 11, 2008 at 1:56 am

I am exactly the same with #2 (the hair). I am never happy. I’m currently growing it out :) But who knows how long that will last.

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19 Meghan November 11, 2008 at 2:45 am

My middle name is Anne too!!!!

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20 Kristie November 11, 2008 at 8:22 am

I love the mishap biscuits. I would probably end up doing the same thing. AND I’d probably end up eating them anyway haha

That’s so cool that you have a twin! AND the number 8 deal… that’s almost a little freaky! AND MY middle name is Anne too. Craziness.

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21 lauren November 11, 2008 at 8:40 am

fun facts! and your split pea soup looks great!

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22 Sharon November 11, 2008 at 1:09 pm

Wow, great fun facts!

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