February 07, 2012

Lordy, Lordy, Look who's FORTY!

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He gives me that sexy sneer all the time.  That's his way of telling me "I love you"   lol
Today I took the day off to especially be with the Grump.  Someone needs to be there to console him.  After all, he is starting a new decade.  Don't worry Grumpy.  40's aren't that bad.  At least now I'm not the only old buzzard in the house!  :o)
Oh Grumpy, what a gorgeous Bundt you have!
We'll be renewing his license and I will probably treat him to lunch.  We'll be getting haircuts and I'll probably bug him about going to the gym again (as I always do when we are off work at the same time) and today I'll have another tool to try to convince him.  You aren't getting any younger Grumpy....time to hit the treadmill.
All dressed up for the party
 I even made him a "good for you" treat for his lunch box this week.  A low-fat yummy Blueberry Poundcake with Lime Glaze.  His first words were "you ruined it by putting blueberries in it".  That was Sunday night as it was cooling on the rack.  His second words about the cake were last night and it was "that was pretty darn good considering there were blueberries in it".  There's hope for him after all.

Happy Birthday Grumpy.  I love you with all my heart and soul!

Blueberry Poundcake with Lime Glaze


2 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup unsallted butter, softened
4 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
3 large eggs
1 large egg white
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (6-ounce) carton vanilla low-fat yogurt
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
Cooking spray
1/2 cup powdered sugar
4 teaspoons lime juice

Preheat oven to 350°.

Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended (about 5 minutes). Add eggs and egg white, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add extracts and mix.  Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Take 2 tablespoons flour from the 3 cups of flour and add to blueberries in a small bowl and toss well. Combine remaining flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with yogurt, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Fold in blueberry mixture and  pour cake batter into a 10-inch tube pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool cake in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan. Combine powdered sugar and lime juice in a small bowl; drizzle over warm cake. Cut with a serrated knife.  

14 comments:

  1. Happy birthday, Grumpy! Shelby, that cake looks and sounds fantastic!

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  2. Aw, so sweet that he has you to take care of him, blueberries and all!

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    1. Katrina, I see that smirk on your face girl. ;o) lol

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  3. Happy birthday to Grumpy, welcome to our world!

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  4. Happy Birthday, Grumpy. Share your cake with us.

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  5. Happy birthday, Grumpy. You are lucky to have such a wonderful wife who bakes for you. Send that cake to me if you don't want it.

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  6. Oh to be 40 again!!! Happy Birthday Grumpy!!

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  7. Happy birthday to your honey. There's appreciation for you-his comment reminds me of myself! lol

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  8. First of all congrats to your hubby not to look a day over 29! Second this cake is perfect in color and richness it has all the loving ingredients to make his 40th memorable in everyway.!!! Happy Birthday to your honey!

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  9. Happy birthday to Grumpy! Enjoy the day!

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  10. Happy Birthday to Grumpy! The blueberries took up valuable space where more cake could be!

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  11. Happy Birthday, to Grumpy! 40's aren't so bad! :) I've made a cake like that before and it really was fantastic... blueberries and all! lol!

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