First I have to start the vegetables, that would help. I did buy seedlings of tomato, chives, pepper, and broccoli, and Swiss chard. Shouldn't be to late to still start cucumbers and tomatoes. I will have to do my research. I have some for containers that stay compact and I would like to try them. The ones purchased are not looking too good on my porch waiting for better weather. I guess I should plant the broccoli out now since is doesn't mind cool weather. Hopefully all frost is past. It's a new week with 4 day predicted in the 70's. Lets see how night time temperatures do.
Next, pineapple pound cake! Didn't I just talk about healthy eating? Well I love to bake but I don't bake often because I also like to eat it. I remember as a child sitting in the kitchen watching my mother bake. This is how I learned. She taught me to clean up as I go, get all of the ingredients measured first, and keep the sides of the mixing bowl clean while you beat the cake. I still try to do this but the kitchen was a wreck when I finished. I realized that my daughter had eaten the can of crushed pineapples I had for the cake. They had been there for a couple of months when I planned to bake this cake before but decided I didn't need a cake in the house. Today is the day. She went to get me another can of pineapples. I like a recipe I use from Country Cakes a book my mother has and I keep forgetting to order myself a copy. When in need the internet is excellent. When it comes to traditional pound cakes they usually are mostly the same with some slight differences. I used this recipe before and like it for the cake.
|Neon pothos in the kitchen window.|
|Some southern products I like. I buy the corn meal for fish and corned bread stuffing. I like the Martha White for this cake. My mother prefers White Lily. I use them both.|
|Cream butter, shortening, and sugar together.|
|Can you see the mistake. I started to add flour and then remembered all six eggs get mixed in first. The cake will survive.|
|Add 3 cups flour and 1/4 cup milk.|
|Crushed pineapples and vanilla last.|
|Did you take your finger and scoop up what was left in the bowl as a child?|
|I use a tube pan with a removable insert. I line the bottom with wax paper first then spray the pan with Pam or oil with shortening followed by dusting with flour.|
|Try not to get the mix on the sides. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes until cake pulls away from the sides.|