Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Simply Southern Pound Cake and Divine Chicken

(a Mississippi Delta recipe)

2 sticks butter
3 cups sugar
6 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. lemon juice (optional)

1 cup whipping cream (unwhipped)
3 cups flour

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla & lemon juice.  Add whipping cream and flour, ending with flour. Put into a greased and floured bundt pan (not an angel food removable tube pan). Place in a cold oven. Set oven at 325 degrees and bake 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Optional: Serve with 
sliced strawberries and whipped topping.


(Serves 12)

4 packages of chicken tenders (about 7 to 8 tenders in each package)
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons flour
2 cups sour cream
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup white wine or sherry
1 cup sliced almonds
1 tablespoon paprika

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Sprinkle chicken with 1 teaspoon salt. Mix flour and 1/4 cup sour cream, then mix with rest sour cream, whipping cream & wine. Pour over chicken. Sprinkle with almonds & paprika. Bake for 1 to 11/2 hours. Serve over rice or Rice-A-Roni Wild & Long Grain. 

Virginia and Judy at the
2012 Easter Egg Roll in Baldwin Park
I mentioned these delicious foods in a post on one of my other blogs on Sunday: Weekend Gratitude: Welcoming Touches. My friend Judy made them for Dinner with Friends, which she and her husband Bart hosted in their home for eight of us from Lake Baldwin Church.  I wish I'd gotten a picture of the chicken, too, since it was as pretty as it was yummy.  I definitely went back for seconds!

Judy sent the recipes along with this verse, a comforting word from Jesus: "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33

If you'd like to read about another cake taken to a Lake Baldwin event (this one by me, with less than perfect results though still delicious), take a peek here: Hope, Joy, and Pineapple Coconut Bundt Cake.

Do you like to entertain?  What are your favorite company meals?  Leave a comment and/or a link below!

Bon Appetit!

Virginia Knowles


  1. Thanks for sharing these recipes. I'm especially glad to have the pound cake recipe...such simple ingredients...it would have to be good.

  2. Well now I have no choice but to make the pound cake! We'd love for you to share this recipe at our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2013/02/riverton-housewives-round-up-54.html


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