Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Reluctant Entertainer Improvises


I have not had an oven for the past year which means baking has well, not happened at all.

Today some really good friends of ours were coming over to fellowship and I wanted to bake that favorite pound cake.

I get all the ingredients together, preheat the oven and realize I have no hand mixer. {Insert a little bit of panic here.} This would usually not be a big deal but trying to blend cream cheese in by hand was NOT an easy task. Trust me I did try to make it work. I went round and round, mushed with whisk, fork, wooden spoon. I tried multiple utensils, filled the dishwasher but those globs of cheese still stared back at me laughingly.

Who wants to take a bite of pound cake and get a mouthful of cream cheese?

Not appealing.

And so, I improvised. I grabbed the green machine aka: my blender.

I threw the bowl of batter into my blender and pushed a button. Yup I pureed my batter. It mixed up in a jiffy and was super smooth pouring out into the bundt pan.

And even better, the gals loved it.

When in doubt, use a blender!

Check out Reluctant Entertainer for tips on entertaining.


  1. it was delish, and you are a gracious host! i look forward to hanging at "the cottage" more often!! :)

  2. I could not live without my blender. It never leaves my counter.

    Many would photograph a just-used blender jar and it would look disgusting. Your shot looks beautiful.

  3. You are one smart cookie.... I can only imagine how delicious that pound cake was.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment for me. Thank you friend for your love and prayers... They matter!

  4. just found your blog thanks to "simple mom"! :) love what i've read so far! looking forward to reading more! Your cake sounds like it was amazing... gotta love improvising!!

  5. Clever! I never would have thought of that!

  6. Way to improvise!!!! I love our blender!!


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