Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What about Strawberries

I woke up extremely early (for me) yesterday, 6:30 to be exact. Rolled out of bed and straight into my husbands diesel work truck. Chloe' and I decided to spend the day at my Mom's while Mr. Cookie worked. Chloe' loves to play with her cousins and I really enjoy the time with my Mom.
We took pictures around her house of different things. I was happy to show off my Camera skills or lack there of. LOL I think she enjoyed it. She was running around finding fun things to place together for me to photograph. We got a kick out of this one. Now before you judge, and wonder why the toilet is outside in the field, I have to say that it was removed from the bathroom and replaced with a new shiny one. We just happen to move it around and get a funny picture of it before it was hauled off.
Mom made a funny, and said she was "Going Green" LOL

We then moved to prettier things like these yummy Tennessee Strawberries. TennGa berries to be exact. They are grown on the Tennessee Georgia line in none other than a town called Tenga.
After all the photo fun I sat out on the patio cutting the berries up to make Strawberry Jam. It was such a gloriously beautiful day for this. The breeze blowing and warm sun on my face really relaxed me.
We were making jam ,cooking, dinner, and dessert at the same time. Surprisingly it all went smoothly with 6 kids running around. :)
We had fried chicken, pinto beans, Mexican cornbread and tea for dinner. And for dessert.....Cream cheese Pound Cake with fresh macerated strawberries and freshly made whip cream.

Of course I took a picture! What kind of questions is that? LOL

I'll even give you the recipe, cause I'm nice like that. It is the one my Grandmother makes all the time. Hope you like it.
So that was my Marvelous Monday. How was yours?

(This recipe can be baked in loaf pans as well. It will not hurt the results)

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

3 sticks butter softened
3 cups sugar
1-8 oz. pkg cream cheese
2 tsp. vanilla
6 eggs
2 3/4 cups AP Flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Grease and flour bundt pan

Combine flour,salt and soda in bowl and whisk together until well sifted.

In separate mixing bowl combine all other ingredients and blend well. Raise mixer speed to medium high and mix for about 4 minutes until really fluffy.
Return to slow speed and add flour mixture a little at a time until well blended.

Pour into pan and bake for 1 hour and 25 minutes.
Use a knife to loosen edges and remove from pan. Cool on serving plate or wire rack.

Top each serving with fresh berries and whip cream.


  1. Kiss Kiss for this sweet recipe!!

  2. Can't wait to try it! Looks like you had a lovely day. Love the toilet in the field. Looks very inviting.

  3. there's nothing like a shiny new toilet!

  4. I'd love to make this, but I don't have a bundt pan. Can I use a loaf pan or will that ruin it?

  5. My kids don't seem to need a toilet to go pee in the field. Sadly enough Ella goes au natural too. And on occasion I have to yell at somebody for going #2.

    OK Too much information...

    But strawberries are lovely right now and I am forever hungry. I am attempting to cut food consumption by 10-15 percent and it is HARD. The metabolism is just not what it used to be. :(

  6. Who knew a picture of a toilet could be so pretty?!

  7. Yummy Yum....Cookie Girl....I've had the pleasure of savoring some of your Strawberry Jam...let's just say...TOO DIE FOR!!
    What a great way to spend a Monday!

  8. Alright HIGH 5 for MOM !
    I love her witty comment...!!!

    And for those of us who know you, my Diva Sprout...your kitchen has been blessed! :)

  9. Sounds like you had a fabulous time.

    Thank you for the recipe. :-)

    Have a beautiful Memorial Day.

  10. That looks absolutely delicious! :)

    I really like the picture of the toilet - it just seems so content in the grass. (haha.)

  11. HAHA that "going green" thing made me laugh! Cute blog! I love the pictures and food instructions :)

  12. Oooo... I just found your blog on SITs and I think I might just make this tomorrow. Sounds so yummy!

  13. Looks like a really yummy recipe! Looking forward to trying it out!


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