At the beginning of the year I decided I wanted to DRASTICALLY improve upon my domestic duties...cookin', cleanin', and child rearin'. While each area needed a lot of attention, I wanted to improve most on my attitude as related to these duties. I want to serve my family with a joyful spirit rather than a complaining spirit. I want to find joy in this area of my life! I want Ellington to see me serving our family with a joyful spirit. So rather than putting off all of the chores and duties of being a wife and mom, I have jumped right in....and guess what?! I have found JOY. God's plan truly is the best. It just is. I still have a long way to go, but I think it's gotten off to a pretty good start!
I decided that every southern lady should have a pound cake that she can just rock out. So, I decided to try my hand at it this week. I used a recipe out of a Southern Living cookbook that Brad & Julie gave to us on our first married Christmas.
I even used our stand mixer that we got when we first got married. I think I have maybe used this once. I am scared of it for some reason. I know, being scared of a small kitchen appliance is lame, but what can I say!
Here is the finished product!
Unfortunately, I didn't love it. It wasn't bad. It just wasn't good. I think pound cakes are tough because it's such a bland dessert. You don't have frosting or chocolate to hide behind. I am not giving up though! I will try a different recipe next time!
Ellington was happily occupying her time while I was cooking. When I went to see what she was up to I found this:
Ha! She found some Kleenex! And you can see in the background that she also pulled out some laundry that was waiting for the washing machine!
If you have a great pound cake recipe (or any tips), please share! I'll keep you posted on my road to a perfect pound cake.