Archive for November, 2016

Pecan Pound Cake

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

I stumbled upon this recipe in the local newspaper over ten years ago. We sometimes refer to it as a cardiologist’s nightmare.

img_2972Pecan Pound Cake

2 cups shortening
¼ cup evaporated milk
3 cups sugar
10 eggs
3 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla butternut flavoring
2 cups chopped pecans
1 teaspoon almond flavoring

Mix shortening and sugar – let stand overnight. Cream mixture and add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Reserve ¼ cup of flour to dredge pecans. Then add flour, flavorings and milk to other mixing blend. Add pecans last. Pour into a large greased tube pan and bake 1 hour and 20 minutes or until done at 325º.

Notes: I use Baker’s Joy to “grease” the tube pan. It will take something longer than a toothpick to test the cake’s doneness.

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Vivid Dreams

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

I must be sleeping better. Maybe it’s a combination of the Neurontin for the Trigeminal Neuralgia, the Atenolol for the Wolff-Parkinson-White and the new mattress but my dreams have been more vivid. Some of them can be attributed to what I may have watched on TV before falling asleep, some I’m not sure where they came from. Last night’s may have tried to place itself in an earlier time, everyone was younger, with younger kids. Maybe it was all the Halloween trick or treaters and how much I enjoy the little ones that come to the door that put younger children into the dream. Perhaps it all the talk in the high school Facebook group triggered what seemed to be a gathering of people that seemed to get together on a regular basis – but it wasn’t “my” group of people. It was just odd.

I guess it’s a good thing I’m not really into dream analysis but it would be an interesting one to pick apart.