Celebrated September with a little Oktoberfest fun at home while watching some football. The real deal comes next week.

Dinner was complete with beer kielbasa and homemade spaetzle. This was David's 2nd try at spaetzle, but my first. We got to pull out the fancy spaetzle maker - no brewers kitchen is complete without it. :)

I just googled spaetzle, so we used the Tyler Florence recipe that came up on foodnetwork.com since we had al the right ingredients (ie enough eggs).

1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 large eggs
1/4 cup milk

Combine the dry ingredients and mix. Combine the eggs and milk. Make a well in the dry and add the wet ingredients. Mix and let sit 15 min. Make spaetzle using the awesome strip district tool and boil for about 4 min. Drain and rinse and sauté in butter for a few minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.

Awesomeness. I really liked adding the nutmeg. Definitely worth repeating. Prost!

Pumpkin bread

It is officially fall, Starbucks has their pumpkin lattes on sale and I felt the pull if the pumpkin. Pumpkin foods are some of my favorite things about fall and this is one of my favorite and most trusted recipes.

1 cup canned pumpkin purée
1/3 cup milk
2 eggs or substitute
2 table margarine
1 tbl canola/vegetable oil
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
3 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar

Combine pumpkin, eggs, milk, margarine, and oil. Mix well

Add the remaining ingredients and mix until just moistened and uniform

Bake at 350F for about an hour in a sprayed loaf pan.

Normally I add nuts, but I left them out for those who dislike nuts. It was just as good anyways. Plus, I added a smear of whipped cream cheese to bring in some fatty goodness. I also couldn't find the brown sugar... So I tried my hand at making my own. Successfully I might add.

Seriously a fall favorite. One of these days ill play with it and add some whole wheat flour.... For now it's "fall" good :)