Old-Fashioned Pound Cake
3 ½ cups cake flour (sifted)
3 cups sugar
2 sticks butter
1 cup Crisco
1 cup milk
5 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. lemon extract
Blend sugar, butter and Crisco together with mixer. Add flour and milk alternately blending mixture well. Add eggs, one at a time, and mix thoroughly. Add vanilla and lemon extract and mix again.
Grease and flour 9 inch tube pan, add batter and bake at 325 degrees for 1 ½ hours. DO NOT OPEN OVEN.
I got this recipe from Vicki and they are delicious!!
1/2 cup oil, 1 and 1/2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 cup walnuts-chopped, 2 tsp. vanilla, 2 cups all purpose flour (I used whole wheat flour) 1 and 1/2 tsp baking soda and 2 cups shredded zucchini. Mix everything together except zucchini and nuts. Fold in zucchini and nuts. Bake at 350 degrees unitl done. Approximately 30 min. 9 X 9 pan makes thick brownies 9 X 13 pan makes thinner.
No mistake-this recipe DOES NOT contain eggs.
Just look at all our little pullet eggs. Ain’t they cute? Notice the ameraucana one. We were so happy to see it in the nest. We have been busy here for the the last few days. Thursday afternoon we went over the our pastors house to pick peaches. I, of course, forgot my camera so no pictures of his beautiful trees. They are all full of fruit. Friday and today was spent working up the peaches we got. We ended up with 15 qts canned, 3 qts frozen, and 10 1/2 gals of peach juice. YEAH! Such a blessing.
We have been HOT here. Not as hot as some of you all but hot for us. Upper 90’s for the actual temperature. I’m not sure what it is with the humidity, feels like, at least, 110 degrees (to me).
Well, that’s about it for now. I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.
We got our first egg from the chicks we bought this spring!! Isn’t it cute? I thought I would show you the difference in sizes. The one on left is the pullet egg, the middle one is our regular size and the one on the right is our extra large. We have a few white hens that were gave to us last year. They are the ones who lay the extra large white ones. Anyway, I guess it doesn’t take a lot to get us excited.
Here’s a picture of Chuck and Hubby working on the car Sunday. They replaced several things. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see if that fixed it or not. The girls and I have been busy this morning doing laundry and some house cleaning. Our Pastor brought us a 5 gal. bucket of peaches Sunday night. We are going to work those up after lunch.
Not much else going on that I can think of. I hope you all have a great 4th of July and God bless.
Hello ladies, I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far. We worked today on putting a fence around the gardens.
The “ladies” were very glad. They had not been free all week as we had not had time to get the fences up. We knew the minute they were turned loose they would head straight to the gardens. To express their dislike of not being turned loose they cut back on their laying. We usually get 11 or 12 eggs every day. This week we got 7 or 8. I told them I expected full quota next week. No excuses.
We found this drift netting at the barn, rolled it out and cut it in two pieces. The posts are cut from old wood we got from the job site. Not bad-zero expense. I am hoping the plastic bags that you see will keep the birds away. So far it seems to be working. I replaced the 14 plants they had eaten and so far all is well. It took us 4 hrs to put this fence up. Hubby helped or it would have taken much longer.
The rose bush at the green swing is in full bloom. I think it is lovely this year.
Another picture of the rose bush.
I realized it had been a very long time since I put a picture of Jasper on here.
He is our farm dog in training. Shadow has been teaching him all the tricks. (Most times, Shadow just tolerates him). Well, that’s about it for today. Supper was hotdogs and beans. Simple because Mom was tired. I hope you all have a great Memorial Day Weekend and God bless.
Yesterday we went down to Jessica’s to celebrate Easter with them. We enjoyed a great meal of honey baked ham and turkey, potato salad, green beans, potatoes, baked beans, deviled eggs and several different types of dessert. After we ate, the kids were ready to hunt eggs. I think the look on Sam’s face says it all.
On the way back home we stopped at this little spot on the parkway. Grace wanted to get a few pictures.
I have forgotten the name of this little spot but I think it was a grist mill at one time.
Grace and Julie. It’s not very often I get a picture of them together. We then went for a little walk down to the creek. It was very pretty.
Enjoy your day and God bless.
1 box yellow cake mix, 4 eggs, 3/4 cup oil, 8 oz. sour cream. Mix ingredients, spread 1/2 of cake mixture in a greased 9 x13 cake pan. Sprinkle 1/2 of the following mixture on top:
1 cup brown sugar mixed with 1 tbsp. cinnamon
spread remaining cake mixture on top sprinkle remaining brown sugar mixture on top and swirl with butter knife. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 min or until done. Glaze cake when cooled.
Glaze for cake: 2 cups powdered sugar, 5-6 tbsp evaporated milk, and 1 tsp. vanilla.
Marie’s Pumpkin Roll
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup pureed pumpkin
1 tsp lemon juice
3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chopped nuts
Beat eggs on high 3 min. Gradually beat in sugar. Stir in pumpkin, lemon juice. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients. Fold into pumpkin mixture. Spread into a greased 15X10X1″ pan. Top with nuts. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 min. Turn out onto a towel sprinkled with powdered sugar. Starting at the narrow end roll towel and cake together, cool and unroll. Use wax paper to turn it out on.
1 cup powdered sugar
6 oz cream cheese
4 tbsp butter-softened
1/2 tsp vanilla
Beat until smooth. Spread over cake roll. Roll up pumpkin roll and chill well.
My Christmas cactus is blooming. I don’t think it has ever bloomed at Christmas but it’s very pretty no matter when it blooms. I love the bright pink color. It always makes me feel happy when I look at it.
Temperatures here this morning were mid 20’s with a heavy frost. It has warmed up already to low 30’s and the sun is shining. I think it will be a nice day. We will be doing school as usual, then we have some wood to unload. We also need to go into town to get some chicken feed. Thank the Lord, we have once again sold enough eggs to pay for the feed.
Jess and Katie are doing well and big brothers are adjusting nicely to having a little one in the house. Katie seems to be (as of right now) a very content little girl. She sleeps very well at night, 3-4 hrs between bottles. Amazing! David will be going back to work on Thursday. He took a week vacation during Katie’s birth.
Well, it is almost time for school and I have clothes to hang out. Enjoy your day and God bless.
I thought I would show you all a quilt the girls made for Katie. They did everything including heming it on the machine. I thought they did a really good job. I just finished crocheting an afgan for her but we forgot to take a picture of it. I’ll try to get one next time we go down.
Today has been rainy and overcast here. The air has become chillier as the day progressed. Not much else going on here. We did school and then Hubby and I went in to town to get some chicken feed. They have been doing really well with their laying. I had sold enough eggs to pay for the feed except for $2.00. I thought that was pretty good.
Supper tonight is deer tenderloin, gravy, corn, biscuits and plum jelly. YUM! Here are a few fall shots we took the other day.
This one is the field behind our house.
Enjoy your day and God bless.