Saturday, November 18, 2006

Pumpkin Cream Cake

Don't get too excited. I don't have a picture or recipe to show you the Pumkin Cream Cake that I made today. It's just like a jellyroll, only it's pumpkin with a cream cheese filling. My kids loved it. My friend was over while I baked it and 'turned it out onto the powdered sugar towel' when I rolled it to cool completely. I hadn't made a rolled dessert since I was in 8th grade Home Ec. class. I do remember making a jellyroll, and I got an A on it. I have not needed this learned skill for almost two decades. Maybe that is why they are not teaching as much cooking and sewing in schools anymore. Or maybe it is because the kids were ruthless in those classrooms. Some of the boys in my class would put drops of hot sauce in my teacher's coffee cup when her back was turned. She never found out who did it, but I imagine she didn't encourage her own girls to grow up and learn to teach Home Ec.
Can you tell it's been a routine week at my house? Laundry, cooking, cleaning, setting up a new scrap/art room, taping a tv interview with a producer and camera person in my home, and baking pumpkin bread and cream cakes. The ususal stuff. =)
It wasn't the first thing to pop into my head today, but now that I am relaxing on my bed, with 4 little munchkins climbing around- smelling like baby wash and orange smoothie shampoo, I think it is sinking in just how much I love being the mom and caring for my family. There's just something about combing their smooth, silky hair and then dressing them in their jammies and giving and getting goodnight hugs that make me feel so fulfilled. It's nothing big. It's nothing new. I just love it and wanted to note how much I love my 'job' somedays. Especially now that Bella is learning to count higher- she counts the number of kisses she gives me. I just had a round of 25. Teagan did the same thing at her age. Funny. After all these years, I still love counting kisses. I guess some things just never get old.

8 comments:

Laura said...

OOOH JODY that's my FAVORITE holiday dessert. Ever. Not kidding.
I love stories of your kids, they are always soooooo precious. My brother and sister just turned 5 and I miss them TONS...but your stories always make me think of them with a big smile. :-)
~Laura

Anonymous said...

Jody...tell us about the TV interview...have I slept past your talking about it?

Anonymous said...

I remeber taking Home Ec in 10th grade and yes the boys can be ruthless. I remember we had a two day baking assignment for pizza. It was for two days only because we had to give our dough time to rise. We all had to be in groups of 3 and the group next to us consisted of 1 boy and 2 girls. And the boy thought it would be funny to put some dish liquid in the dough becase we all knew that the teacher was going to come around and taste test everyone's pizza to see how it turned out. And the 2 girls, thinking that this guy was cute and "cool", let him. I still remember watching them laugh after she spit out that bite of pizza. Talk about no respect for others. Especially when you could tell that she was one of those Home Ec teachers who had a passion for what she did. :(

And I agree. The little things never get old. And definitely should be cherished for as long as possible. :)

Anonymous said...

I still have the printed recipes from my Jr. High Home Ec classes~~which BTW I hated!! The classes that is. I guess I still wouldn't make a good Martha-Wanabe but I love to see it in other people. Would love to come over for your pumpking "roll-up" or whatever it's called!
Tell us more...regarding your interview for t.v.! Is it a local thing or for a Christian program???

Anonymous said...

I'd love the pumpkin cake recipe...please!

Anonymous said...

How about shipping me some of that yummy goodness.;) Yeah, explain the tv interview thing soon or expect a call. lol

mary h.

linda t said...

a TV interview? Do tell...!!!
cuz a TV interview has never EVER been a part of my usual week...
come on, give us the scoop?

Brown English Muffin said...

Wow that sounds so similar to a Paula Dean recipe that I make at Thanksgiving called Pumpkin Gooey Cake:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_20677,00.html