I know that bragging isn’t always flattering, but I’m throwing all of that out the window today and am going to spend this post bragging about my husband.
I married a really good guy and am very lucky. Sure there are times we don’t get along and when I can’t wait for him to leave on his next business trip, but for the most part I am happily married to a great man.
The kids and I recently went to visit my parents for Spring Break. This left Nick as a bachelor at home for almost a week and a half. While I was gone he… scrubbed the wood floors in our house (the entire first floor), did all the laundry, built extra shelves in our pantry so I’d have space for my cookie sheets, planted flowers, bought me flowers for my desk, cleaned out our dresser, made Limoncello and when we finally arrived home it was to a table set with candlelight and a delicious dinner.
In addition to all of this, he does things on a regular basis that proves he is pretty incredible. He works hard at a demanding job each day, making it possible for me to stay home with the kids. When my work takes me out of town, he happily supports me and takes time off of his job to watch the kids. He does the laundry, which for a family of 6 can be a full time job. He is an amazing dad, taking great interest in what our kids are doing and actively participating in their loves. He’s kind, caring, compassionate and loving. I could go on and on and on… but I’ll stop bragging now.
While I was away visiting my parents, my mom made the most amazing Angel Food Cake. Angel Food Cake just so happens to be Nick’s favorite cake. When we first started dating I found this out and have been making him angel food cake for special occasions ever since. The only problem is, I’ve been making my angel food cake from a box mix. I figured with all the egg whites and things, making it from scratch would be too much work and the taste couldn’t be that different, could it? When I took one bite of the angel food cake my mom made, I knew I had been slighting my husband for the past 13 years… poor guy. He does so many great things for me and I’ve been making him sub par desserts in return. Homemade Angel Food Cake is pretty darn incredible. Who knew?
I am away on a business trip this weekend for Bush’s Beans, but as soon as I return I’m making my very deserving husband a homemade angel food cake. He deserves it!
Recipe: Mom’s Best Angel Food Cake Supreme (From the Betty Crocker Cookbook 1970’s)
This recipe is great alone, or we also like it cubed and topped with fresh berries and cream.
- 1 cup cake flour
- 12 egg whites
- 3/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- Preheat oven at 375°
- Combine cake flour and 3/4 cup sugar plus 2 Tablespoons sugar.
- In another large mixer bowl beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until foamy. Add second amount of sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating on high speed until meringue holds stiff peaks. Remove mixer bowl.
- Gently fold in flavorings. Sprinkle flour/sugar mixture, 1/4 cup at a time, over meringue, folding in gently until flour mixture disappears. Push batter into ungreased tube pan. Gently pound the bottom of the pan on a hard suface (countertop) to remove air pockets.
- Bake 30-35 minutes until top is browned and springs back when touched with finger. Invert pan over funnel (I use the top of a ketchup bottle) until completely cool.