Meet Me On Monday…And A Few Other Things

Monday mornings will always find me joining Java for “Meet Me On Monday”. It’s a chance to meet and learn more about fellow bloggers, and a chance to share a bit about myself. I’m also joining the “Make Me Crazy Monday” blog hop again this week. I just love that bloghop–and their funny button!

Here are Java’s questions for this week:

1.  What do you put on your hot dog?
I prefer my hotdogs cooked on the grill, and I like mustard, catsup, and sometimes I like sweet relish on them.  I’m getting hungry just typing this…

2.  Do you play Sudoku?
No, I don’t know how, but it looks sort of interesting.

3.  What is your favorite vegetable?
Gee, I’ve never really thought about that!  I don’t know if they are my favorite vegetable or not, but I eat more peas than anything else!  Here in the south, peas are a very popular vegetable–garden peas, crowder peas, white acre peas, zipper peas, black eye peas, pink eye peas, field peas–just to name a few!

4.  Do you color your hair? Yes, it’s so sad, but so necessary!  I have dark hair, so I look “washed out” when the gray starts showing around my face.  My hairdresser, Wendy, along with her bottle of hair color and scissors, is my BFF!
5.  What is your favorite brand of clothing? I’ve never been one to get “hung up” on name brand clothing.  I only like a certain style of clothing(comfortable), and that’s what I’m always looking for.  A lot of my clothes are JC Penney’s “Cabin Creek” brand, and Wal-Mart’s brand “White Stag”.

Now for a few other things…After a weekend filled with absolutely perfect weather, near 70 degrees, I woke up this morning to rain!  What a shocking change!  I did, however, soak up plenty of rays over the weekend.  With Groundhog Day coming up this week, I’m hoping that spring is just around the corner…

Our oldest son came down this weekend and he and my husband rode bikes together.  My son refused to ride my bike, and he told me that my husband refused to ride my bike up beside the highway!!!  Do you suppose it’s my pink flowered streamers that make them hesitate to be seen on it? (smile)

After thirty-nine years, I finally baked an edible pound cake!  I’ve tried to bake pound cakes(different recipes) a few times over the years, and never had much luck with them.  The texture was bad, or the taste wasn’t great, but yesterday I tried a new recipe that I got from Erica at 365 days of my life as a mom and it turned out great–except for the fact that a little of the batter ran over the side of the pan, and into the oven.  Next time, I’ll know to take out a bit of the batter, or use a larger pan.  I guess that just goes to show, success can come at any age! (smile)  Since I’m on a modified diet, I quickly shared pieces of the cake with all family members, and one-half of the cake was gone before it even became cool…I’m sharing her recipe at the bottom of this post, because it’s a good great one!

Country Pound Cake

3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
2 2/3 cups white sugar
5 eggs
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon extract

Directions

  1. Do not preheat the oven. Grease 10 inch tube pan and line bottom with wax paper or parchment paper.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter, shortening, and sugar on low-speed for 10 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, blending well after each addition. Alternately add the flour mixture and milk, mixing well. Add the vanilla and lemon extracts.
  4. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Set the oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of cake comes out clean. Allow cake to cool in the pan for 1 hour. Remove to a cake rack and cool for at least 3 hours. 

 Have a great Monday, everyone!

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  1. I can’t think of a single vegetable I don’t like.
    I’m jealous of your weather!
    I love pound cake…I make a sour cream version that is sinful, as is my chocolate pound cake.
    I should eat vegetables, not pound cake : )

  2. I have a couple of pound cake recipes that are good–my favorite is the one where you use Seven-Up! We just had crowder peas this weekend! We love them!

  3. Ahh…peas. Yep, we do love them here in the south. Over the holidays I made a big pot of vegetable soup, and even though every drop was eaten, I still wasn’t satisfied. I didn’t have black-eyed peas or field peas to put in it and it just didn’t “feel” right. LOL I guess when we get set in our ways, we can’t help it. LOL

  4. OH!!! I also LOVE!!! peas, growing up I really didn’t like peas because my mom just opened a can of peas and warmed them. After I got married I discovered fresh peas and became a LOVER!!!
    I like your pound cake recipe. I have made a pound cake for a long time this would be a treat for the family. I subscribe to your blog, come by and visit I love visitors.

  5. Ahh…peas. Yep, we do love them here in the south. Over the holidays I made a big pot of vegetable soup, and even though every drop was eaten, I still wasn’t satisfied. I didn’t have black-eyed peas or field peas to put in it and it just didn’t “feel” right. LOL I guess when we get set in our ways, we can’t help it. LOL
    +1

  6. I think the only veggie I don’t like is eggplant….and that has more to do with the texture. Grilled hot dogs are the best – right up there with fried bologna!!

  7. I think I learn new things about the south all the time from you. Didn’t know about the peas. At our house we eat lots of green beans and carrots. Sometimes corn and sometimes a spinach salad with lots of other veggies. Those are the good days, but sadly they are few and far between cuz’ I really don’t like putting all that energy into the salad.

    We had fog, fog, fog and then rain yesterday and nothing but sunny skies and warm temps today. I wish the weather would make up its mind.

  8. Loved your list of peas. My mother always put up several different kinds (from your list) in the freezer. Alas, that tradition is gone and chowing down on really good field peas, or crowder peas is a rare occasion around our house.

  9. Thanks for the recipe, that sounds really good. I love pound cake. I love mustard on my hot dog. I have never played Sudoku either. I didn’t know that groundhog day was coming up. I color my hair because I like having a color weave, it just makes me feel better.

  10. my favorite veg. is sewwt potato. thanks for sharing about the pound cake stay warm rose


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