Thursday, July 9, 2015

Pound Them or Make Pound Cake??

I mentioned in my previous Blueberry post that the blueberries we picked were initially quite sour….but I didn’t mention the fact that the bushes themselves looked quite pitiful!  I expected nice, full, tall bushes…but these?  These were scrawny, ill formed, bug bit, pathetic looking bushes.  They were so short I had to bend over to pick...which, by the way, hurt this aching back of mine!  The looks of them, however, in no way deterred us from trudging along in the muddy, insect infested rows to fill our buckets with blueberries.

We decided to make blueberry pound cake right away with the sour blueberries!!  Take a look!!  Yummy, yummy!!

Right out of the oven!!  Can't wait til it cools!!

It looks like a bite was taken out of this side!!  Nope!  It's where part of it stuck to the pan!  Don't you hate it when that happens??


There are people who remind me of these blueberries and the bushes that hold them.  They can be sour, bitter, and distasteful.  They might bite or scratch or cause you to bend over to reach them.  These people might be in your family or in your church.  They might be serving on staff with you or they might be your neighbor.

So….what do we do if there are people in our life that are not as we expected?  What if you have deacons in your church who are pushing against your husband at every turn or a staff member who is the proverbial "thorn in your husband's side" or that lady that knows exactly what button to push that makes you want to 'pound' her??

Pound them??  Or make blueberry pound cake??  Turn the sour in to sweet!!  Turn what appears to be pitiful into something beautiful!! Go ahead, bend over (backwards if that is what it takes) to reach the long run....with all of the 'ingredients' that God adds....He will make good!!  He promises that doesn't He?  We KNOW He causes all things to work together for the good of those who love God and who are called according to His  purpose.
Run, don't might be good to the nearest blueberry picking place or Sam's or your grocery store and get you some blueberries and make this delicious blueberry pound cake!!  You can have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner and pray for those sour people in your life as you savor every bite!!

Blueberry Pound Cake

1 cup softened butter
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
4 eggs
½ tsp salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ cup pecans (optional—not for me—I do without them!)
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (if frozen, do not thaw)
Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs, 1 at a time and beat until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla.  Sift 2 cups flour, salt and baking powder.  Add to butter, sugar mixture and beat well.  Fold in pecans (if you want them….I don’t!)  Mix 1 cup flour with blueberries, then fold into batter.  Grease tube pan or bunt pan and coat with sugar.  Spoon batter into pan and bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.


Kathy Britton said...

Made the Blueberry Pound cake this morning. YUM......thanks for sharing the recipe. And....thanks for using it in a life lesson.

Dana said...

I'm so glad you made it and love it!! It gets even better every day...quite moist!! That is if it lasts that long!! 😊