Thankful Thursday : Turn That Frown Upside-Down (and cake!)

I’ve haven’t done Thankful Thursday in practically forever. I can’t believe I let it fall by the wayside for so long. It is long past time for it to be reinstituted. Only this week’s addition is a tad different. I like to call it Turn that Frown Upside-down.

All you have to do is take something negative and turn it into a positive. Take a complaint and turn it into an appreciation.

:( These Strawberry cherries don’t taste much like strawberries.

:) These strawberries cherries are delicious.


:( I can’t believe summer ends in a month.

:) Senior year officially begins in a month!

:( I am so sore I can hardly move.

:) That was a great workout: I’m so glad I worked hard.

:( It’s so hot outside.

:) The Sun is shining; it’s a beautiful day!

:( This cake has so much butter and sugar.

:) This cake is soooo delicious and besides, Michael Polan says to eat as much junk food as you want….as  long as you make it yourself. (The logic is that you won’t take the time to make stuff  yourself very often; clearly he doesn’t know me.)

:( My sister made it.

:) We are of the same flesh and blood….did I mention the cake is delicious?


Mimi’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake

This decadent cake which has been in my family for years will be the star of an meal you serve it with. A small piece on ocassion can certainly be part of a nutritious and balanced lifestyle.


3 sticks of butter

8oz cream cheese

3 cups sugar

6 eggs

3 cups flour

1 Tablespoon vanilla


Cream butter, cream cheese, and sugar. Add eggs and flour alternately. Mix in vanilla. Pour into a greased angel food(tube) pan*. Bake at 325 degrees for 90-120 minutes or until wooden stick interested comes out clean. Let cool and serve with homemade whipped cream and sliced strawberries.

*2 loaf pans may be used  in place of 1 angel food (tube) pan. If so, check cakes after one hour.

What is a frown in your life that you can turn upside down?


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12 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday : Turn That Frown Upside-Down (and cake!)

  1. Thankful Thursday is such a cool idea! Positivity is always a good thing :)

    That’s so exciting that you’re almost a senior. I loved my senior year, but it went by so fast!

    I’m also sad that summer’s ending soon, but my 19th birthday is in less than two weeks :D

  2. I missed Thankful Thursday! Glad you’re bringing it back! :)
    Love what you said about summer/senior year. I wish summer wasn’t almost over, but senior year will definitely be so much fun!! :D :( It down poured at my house and flooded the arena so I can’t ride my horse for a few days. :) It gives me a bit of extra time to read, cook, and blog ;)
    And seriously that cake looks way too good!! Send me a piece? ;)
    <3 <3

  3. Excited for senior year? Gahh I can’t imagine what it’s like being a senior. I’m counting on one more year before I have to decide what I want to do with my life. The cake looks delicious, especially with the cream and the strawberries. I don’t know who Michael Polan is, but I guess he doesn’t know me either… ;)

  4. Seniors 2012 :) woot woot! pound cake definitely calls for lots of smiles.. it’s heavenly! Especially when piled with strawberries and whipped cream.

    Something that turned my frown upside down was when I had a baking failure yesterday, but I ate one of the failed cookies and it was still delicious. I see this as an excuse to bake more!

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