Don’t Go in THAT Room and Last-Minute Toasted Pound Cake and Strawberries Recipe
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Are you looking for a last-minute dessert to serve your guests? This Toasted Pound Cake and Strawberries is easy, with ingredients you can quickly pick up at the grocery store, and have made for guests in about 15 minutes!
Hey, Friends. Are you worried about entertaining this week and your house not being perfect, or maybe there’s “one room” you just don’t want people to go into?
Well, today I’m sharing a simple last-minute dessert that you can make in no time, plus tips for hosting when you want to put a sign on the door – Don’t Go In THAT Room!
Let’s say that you have one room you are so embarrassed about. I say don’t let it (perfectionism) stop you!
It can be a lot of work to entertain, to pull everything together as the host, and many times I’ve just shut my bedroom door. I haven’t actually put a sign on the door, but why not?
Especially for Easter, when there are other activities going on, and for me, working in the yard (my favorite season for yard work), the last thing I want to be doing is cleaning my house for company. But, at the same time, I enjoy guests coming over!
Shut the door.
So I guess, in a sense, I’m giving you all permission today to just shut a door (or several), and toss in what you need to clean up! It’s all good.
Oh, and if someone peeks in the room? Not a big deal.
It’s easy to hide our stuff and imperfections from the world. To shut the door. To think that no one will know. But really, what are we trying to hide? That we’re real? That we have bad, disorganized days like everyone else? That our lives are hectic and we don’t always get our “to-do” list done?
It’s okay to not be afraid if someone sees our mess!
Years ago I would have been devastated, so mad at myself, but I’ve since learned the balance of what really matters in life. True friendships or false ones. Things of substance, like friendships and love, or ideas of image and perfection that only steal our joy.
Be generous and love.
I don’t know if any of you read The Message, but in these verses in Peter 4:8-10, I love the the symbolism between love and hospitality.
“Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything. Be quick to give a meal to the hungry, a bed to the homeless – cheerfully. Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it.” – The Message
Whew! Once again, Peter does not say that our houses or lives have to be perfect and orderly for us to help others in this world. Be generous and love!
I’m off the hook now. I can move forward even in imperfect times, and still open my home to others. Even with a messy room!
Toasted Pound Cake and Strawberries.
Now for the last minute dessert. If you run out of time with your cooking, fast and furious, you can put a delicious dessert together for your company!
The shopping list is easy–buy store-bought pound cake.
Right before serving, put butter in your fry pan. Slice the pound cake and fry. Then add all the toppings!
Easy! You can make a platter up and serve a malt egg on top!
Enjoy! And be elated over this joyous holiday!
Are you devastated if a friend or someone else uncovers your “mess?”
Toasted Pound Cake and Strawberries
- 1 14 oz. pound cake loaf, store bought ok, cut into 1 inch thick slices (you should get about 8 slices)
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 lb. strawberries, sliced
- 8 oz. mascarpone cheese
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar, or brown sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut
- Vanilla ice cream, optional
- Melt the butter in a large flying pan. For about 2 minutes, fry each slice on medium heat, until toasted and brown.
- On each slice of pound cake, spread mascarpone cheese, sprinkled with coconut sugar, and top with fresh berries. Optional to add a small scoop of vanilla ice cream!
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