What I'm Thankful For... !
Nov. 13, 2011 6:06 pm
Updated: Nov. 14, 2011 3:40 pm
With the holiday approaching, I along with so many of you would like to share... what I'm thankful for.
For starters... The Hubby! The Kids! The Adorable grandson! And all of my family and friends! Stock answer right? Now that we got all the major players in my life sufficiently thanked, shall we proceed to my other loves...
I am so thankful for baking... This is a gift ,that not all can accomplish but. many can achieve the benefits of The Joy of Baking! (Didn't someone write a book with that title? ) I just pulled a cream cheese pound cake out of the oven... !
Mixing of the butter, cream cheese, and sugar alone is a beautiful sight.
The addition of the eggs alternating with the flour... only enhances the gorgeous batter.
Then I add the, exquisite smelling , Vanilla extract...
90 minutes later... out of the oven... cooling in pan on rack...
Seeing Jim's face with the first bite.
Now this all sounds so simple. I am truly thankful for the therapy that my love of baking affords me...and also the gratification that its' therapy affords my hubby!
The only problem is... my motivation for baking today was to welcome a new family to the neighborhood... Gonna have to make another cake and a few cookies to send as a welcome... the whole pound cake offering is not gonna happen! Maybe a chocolate pound cake
in the am.
A few Slices of Cream cheese pound cake and a few slices of chocolate with a dozen of cookies thrown in... way better than a whole cream cheese pound cake... right?... *Not to mention the fact that a whole chocolate pound cake hasn't made it's way out of my kitchen
in years!*... Just more baking for me!!!!!!
Happy Thanksgiving! I know it's a tad early... but with family holidays... I didn't want to forget my AR family whilst I'm busy with my own!