Guess what it’s been doing all day?
The photo above is a view out our back door to the barn in the distance and the next one is to the outbuilding where the Christmas decorations still remain.
Now wouldn’t it have been easier to bring them in when when I suggested instead of waiting until there was 6” of snow on the ground with more to come? Men!
I wasn’t brave enough to venture outside so the above photo was taken from inside our summer kitchen looking out the window in a north-easterly direction towards the other two barns. Looks like Mr. PQ will be doing some shovelling tonight.
So rather than go out to dinner as we had planned…because today is my birthday…we hunkered down indoors close to the fire…
and I baked a cake!
My friend Ter’e who lives in Florida (no blog) sent me the recipe which I’ve been dying to make.
What a mistake!
This is the most decadent pound cake that you’ll ever taste and if I’m going to put on five pounds eating it, then you all are too because here’s the recipe. I dare you to try it! *wink*
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Cream Cheese Pound Cake
1-1/2 C butter, softened at room temperature
1-8oz package cream cheese, softened at room temperature
3 C sugar
6 large eggs
3 C all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp vanilla
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Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Do not overbeat.
Gradually add sugar, beating well after each addition.
Add eggs one at a time, beating until combined.
Sift 3 C flour and salt together. Gradually add to the butter mixture, beating at a low speed just until blended after each addition.
Pour batter into a greased and floured 10” bundt pan and smooth the top of the batter to even it out.
Bake at 300F for 1 hour and 40 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
Simply divine…especially with a hot cup of tea.
December’s First Friday Freebie is done and I dropped off my postage stamp quilt at Donna’s yesterday to be machine quilted so here’s what I’ll be starting tonight after dinner…
A pair of heavy socks to keep Mr. PQ’s feet warm while he tramps through the snow to fetch the Christmas decorations! Hee!
Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends.