Day 27: Autumn Bucket List Item #3: Bake Pumpkin Bread

Or: Operation Ruin Kara’s Pumpkin Bread in Just Twelve Easy Steps.

Shoot me.

Step One: Gather ingredients.


I’m using this recipe. I’m taking Kara’s advice and replacing half of the white sugar with dark brown sugar. I also added a whole cup of chocolate chips because duh.

Step Two: Realize your mixing bowls are not big enough.


Pray your mother was serious about giving her your old ones.

Step Three: Transfer overflowing not-big-enough bowl to lid of cake pan.


Step Four: As you are mixing, realize you could have changed the serving size of the recipe on the website in the beginning and avoided this whole damn mess.


Step Five: Be thankful Richie isn’t home to see you make an epic mess of the kitchen.

Step Six: Realize that this is proof that women do not belong in the kitchen.

Step Seven: Realize that some of your more talented family members are reading this and are going to give you so much shit tomorrow at Thanksgiving.

Step Eight: Hey, at least the batter looks decent and doesn’t taste too bad.


Step Nine: Realize that no matter how hard you tried, you probably did not grease and flour the loaf pans properly and that the bread is going to burn and fall apart in clumps. Cry.

Step Ten: Realize you are not Kara of the Baked Awesomeness. Cry again.

Step Eleven: Pull loaves out of the oven. Feel hope rise.


Step Twelve: Take one loaf to Knit Night and wish for the best of luck.


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