Have I mentioned that I don't like to cook? Well, actually, cooking's okay, but I hate menu planning. With a passion. Don't tell my mother. Just kidding: she already knows this very well.
Anyways, I'm sharing a recipe today, because we only have 1 week of pumpkin-eating left, and because this is one of my favorite desserts: pumpkin dump cake.
(Also known as pumpkin dump, or pumpkin butt cake. Don't ask; it's a long story.)
I like to refer to it as my man-catching cake, although the only thing I've caught with it are old ladies at church and my gal pals. I guess I'm using the wrong bait in the wrong pond. Whatever the flip that means.
But, hey, if you catch a man with it, please, let me know. I could totally switch ponds. If you already have a man, well, then, perhaps this will keep him in the aquarium. And if you're a man fishing for women, then, uhm, I have no advice, because I don't fish in that pond.
Wow. I should probably stop with the fishing metaphors. Here's the recipe (which originally came from someone named Terri Lehan):
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon maple extract [this gets you Thor; vanilla extract gets you Captain America ;-) ]
3 1/2 cups pumpkin (this is a 20-21 oz. can)
1 can evaporated milk
Mix all of this together and beat until smooth. Pour into a greased 9x13. Sprinkle spice cake mix over the filling (1 regular box). Drizzle 1/2 cup melted margarine or butter over this. If you like nuts, you can sprinkle 1 cup chopped pecans over top. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes. (It's amazing warm.)