Thursday, May 27, 2010

My Stove and A Week Night Feast!


Here is a picture of the stove that came with the Farm house. The smaller oven on top can be used as a toaster oven, warming oven or regular oven. Its smaller size makes it much more economical to use and it preheats very quickly. If I am cooking something that will fit in there, I use it.

Yesterday I was inspired to cook! So on the way home from work I stopped at Food Lion, bought some "real" butter, fresh eggs, flour, sour cream, a Bell Pepper ($1.19 each not on sale!) and some Breyers real vanilla ice cream (on sale for only $2.00!)

Here's what I made:

Sour Cream Pound Cake

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup butter (at room temperature)
1/2 cup sour cream
3 eggs (at room temperature)
1 pinch baking soda
1 tsp vanilla flavoring

Directions

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x5 or 8x4 inch loaf pan.

2.In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add sour cream, eggs and vanilla.

3.Add flour and pinch of soda, mix well. Pour into loaf pan.

4.Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.

This is a basic Sour Cream Pound Cake recipe, but some of the recipes say to cook the cake at 375 degrees for one hour. I baked this cake in the small oven shown above, backed my temperature down to 350 and then baked it an addition 20 minutes. You would probably need to adjust the temperature and cooking time based on how your own oven cooks.

The small size of this cake makes it perfect for a small family and also for a weeknight treat. I wish I had made two so I could freeze one for another time.

Ok, this is where the Breyers Ice Cream comes into play! Vanilla ice cream is delicious over warm pound cake!

I also made Turkey Kielbasa with peppers and onions served over rice, just like my menu plan for the week called for, rounded out with some fried corn bread.

Yum! It was all very delicious and my hubby was very pleased to have an extra special meal with desert after a hard day at work.

8 comments:

Denise said...

That pound cake sounds great. Here in the Northeast we haven't had our strawberry season yet maybe I will make some when they come in season! ini

Anonymous said...

You made my mouth water!

Marjorie

Pen Pen said...

Yum! Your oven is pretty; love the double oven part! Do you love your smooth cooktop? I have one and think I will always want one!

C. C. said...

Hi Debbie!

I love that stove. I saw one the other day in Sears and wondered if it would be much better energy-wise than "normal" stoves; any time I make cookies I only ever put in one sheet at a time anyway, so you wouldn't need the whole oven heated in that case. I am glad you have such a nice one!

C. C.

DarcyLee said...

Love your stove, especially the double oven with the toaster oven. How convenient that must be. I also love, love, love pound cake. I'm so glad to see you are enjoying your new farm house.

Elizabeth said...

Debbie,
I love the new stove. The pound cake sounds so yummy. I will put this recipe in my recipe box.
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Lyn said...

Debbie, that's a lovely oven. I think the smooth cooking tops are neat. Your meal sounds delicious as always.

hope chest said...

I envy you for having such a nice oven. Mine is old but it still works.

A Tiny Frugal Tip #1

Welcome to a new series of posts that I plan to do, called "A Tiny Frugal Tip". They'll be short and sweet, but hopefully you...