Day 1 of Hebrews!

Posted by on Aug 14, 2008 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

What a wonderful day! We have officially kicked off Hebrews Part 1 and it was great seeing every one of you there, ready to get back in the groove. I’m praying for each of you this week as you begin your lesson at home. Pray for me as I set about to get mine done, too! Thanks to those who helped pull it all together today: Bonnie, Karen H., Lou Anne, and Kimberly, and the rest of you who showed up! I’m always amazed at God’s goodness to fire up a woman to get in the Word. You all encourage me so much! Thank you!

Thanks Karen H. for providing some yummies. Neither one of us kept the rule of no snacks on the first day. I guess that’s just part of Bible study tradition among women. We want spiritual food and the other kind, too. You all were sweet about the pound cake. I wish I could take credit for it, but I can’t. I found it on Beth Moore’s blog and she got it from a lady who got it from a church cookbook. And so the recipe tradition continues…

Five Flavor Pound Cake

2 sticks butter, softened
1/2 cup Crisco shortening
3 cups sugar
5 eggs, well beaten
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
1 tsp. each of vanilla, lemon, almond, coconut and butter flavor extracts

Combine butter and Crisco. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add eggs. Mix flour, baking powder and salt, alternately with milk. Add extracts. Pour into well-greased and floured tube pan. Bake at 325 degrees for
1 and 1/2 hours. Let cool completely before you turn it out of the pan.

*Amy’s notes:
I used White Lily all-purpose flour. I’m a true Southern girl.
I did not let it cool completely in the pan but turned it out of the pan after 30 minutes to cool on a wire rack.

It was fun to have an excuse to bake something for you all. Glad you enjoyed it. Down the road, don’t be surprised to find other recipes. And if you have any to share, feel free to do so! After Bible study I met some friends for lunch and one of them suggested we have dessert and remembered I might have some cake left over. So, I went to the car (oven) to retrieve it (warm by now) and sliced up the rest and gave the last piece to our waiter.

I was so excited to have no extra calories to bring back home. But now my men are mad and it looks like I’ll have to make one for them. Back to the kitchen I go!

Until next time, hang onto the miraculous Word. Do your homework!

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