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Monday, September 1, 2014


When I was a child, we didn't have desserts after dinner every night.
My mom didn't believe in doing that.
Even though she hated to cook, she provided healthy meals.
But we always looked forward to Sunday's
because that was the only day we would ever get any desserts.

My mom would mostly make pound cakes.
She would make it out of a box, never from scratch.
But we didn't care, we were getting dessert.

So yesterday, I was remembering my Sunday's as a child.
We would have our lunch, have our slice of pound cake.
We would watch Frasier Thomas on television,
since he was the host for Family Classics movies.
And we would finish the evening playing Parchessi.

So yesterday I decided to make a pound cake.
Mine was not out of a box.
But it was fun making it because it brought back
a lot of wonderful memories of me helping
my mom getting the cake ready.
Funny how the little things in life have so
much meaning when we get older.

1 cup butter
4 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Bring the butter and eggs to room temperature.  Grease and flour a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.  Stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.  In a large mixer bowl, beat the butter on medium speed  for about 30 seconds.  Gradually add the sugar, beating 6 minutes or till fluffy.  Add vanilla.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating 1 minute after each, scrape the bowl frequently.  Gradually add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture.  Turn the batter into the loaf pan.  Bake in a 325° oven for 55 to 65 minutes or till done.  Cool for 15 minutes on a wire rack.  Remove from the pan and cool.  

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