Monday, November 15, 2010

Say Yes to Pumpkin

No big surprise but my left leg is still bothering me. I don't know what else I can do. I stretch, foam roll, repeat. After my 4 miler Saturday, I went out to dinner. When I got up I could barely move my left leg. It eventually worked itself out so that I had full range of motion back, but it was painful there for a while.

Today I went to the gym and although the treadmill looked very enticing, I stayed away and went for the elliptical for 45 minutes. Pretty much the most boring time of my life, where I almost feel back to sleep.

Yesterday instead of running, I made food. It is that time of year for Pumpkin so I made these dessert squares that taste very much like pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin Dessert Squares

1 1/2 cups Bisquick
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped Pecans

1 cup sugar
1 can (15oz) pumpkin
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
3 eggs

1 cup Bisquick
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
3.4 cup chopped pecans

1. Heat Oven to 350F. Directions say to spray 13x9 inch pan with cooking spray, but I used a 11x7 and it turned out ok. In medium bowl mix Base ingredients, using a fork to mix in butter until mixture is crumbly. With floured fingers, press mixture into bottom of pan and bake for 10 minutes.

2. In large bowl beat Filling ingredients with wire whisk until smooth and set aside. In medium bowl, mix Topping ingredients until mixture is crumbly, then add pecans.

3. Pour filling over hot partially baked base then sprinkle topping over filling. Bake 50-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes before cutting into squares. Store in frig.

Delicious! I brought a big piece for my lunch today! Do you like pumpkin?? Have a great Monday!


Lisa said...

sorry about your leg. Have you used a heating pad on it to loosen the muscles? That helped last week when I was having trouble.

your pumpkin squares look so good!

Molly said...

Have you ever used Arnica gel? I used it for the first time on my hamstring, you can find it in the health food store, I really think it helped.

Anonymous said...

bummer about the leg! i wish i had a magic pill for you.

yummy pumpkin squares. i might make this for thanksgiving dessert

Miranda said...

Sorry about your leg, hope it gets better soon!

I love pumpkin, I have a similar recipe I make but it uses flour and oats instead of bisquick. Yummy!

misszippy said...

I LOVE pumpkin...those sound SO good!

Good luck with the leg--hope it starts behaving for you.

Marlene said...

So frustrating that your leg continues to give you so much grief. Keep doing what you're doing and hopefully it will come around soon.

YUM - that might be the best "lunch" ever!

Anonymous said...

yum! Can U airmail a brotha some of those?? HAHAHA

Amy said...

That's too bad about your leg. Arg!

I just made pumpkin pies this weekend, but I have a can of pumpkin left - I think I'll try your recipe!

john reinhold said...

good luck with your leg!!!

Jamie said...

sorry the leg is still a huge bother. I hope if you keep up all your doing it will eventually get better.

One Crazy Penguin said...

Yum! *Always* say yes to pumpkin!

Christine said...

Mmmhhhhh looks so yummy :) Sorry about your leg, did you try a sport massage or visit a doc? Maybe that helps! Good luck :)

Nicole said...

I'm not a big pumpkin fan.. actually not at all! :( boo me!!!

I'm sorry about your leg.... :(

Audrey said...

aww i am bummed to hear that your leg is still bothering you! so frustrating...hang in there!

on a more positive note, i love all things pumpkin, and those look DELISH!

Katie A. said...

I don't know if you mentioned this, can't remember now, but did you go to the doctor ever? Sounds crazy it's still bothering you after all the time off and pampering...just a thought ;)
I'm so baking those! Thanks!

Chelsea said...

Sorry your leg is still hurting. Those bars look super tasty. I love pumpkin, and I love that you can only get it this time of year so it retains its "specialness".

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

That's so annoying about your leg... I hope it's good as new very soon. It's so frustrating when our bodies keep us from doing the things we love. :(

That dessert looks awesome! I really like pumpkin, I wonder if I could make that and just substitue my gluten free flour...