Yup - I know what you're thinking ... what does lemon poppy seed bread have to do with Halloween?
Well, quite like how my great-grandma Schlitter messed with convention and handed out gingerbread men to her great-grandkids instead of Snickers bars, my great-grandma Ewing (her name was Florence ...) handed out loaves of lemon poppy seed and reminded all of us to check the deep freeze before we left and make sure we took some freezer jam.
I loved my great-grannies. God love them and bless 'em both for actually feeding us "good" treats that were baked with love.
Grandma Florence's Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
by Florence Ewing (and God knows how many other home cooks)
1 box lemon cake mix
1 box lemon instant pudding
1 c. hot water
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1/4 c. poppy seeds
Preheat oven to 350. Combine the cake mix, oil and eggs, mixing until combined. Then add the pudding and the hot water. Mix until well incorporated. Add poppy seeds. Pour into greased loaf pans (makes two large) and bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.