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Last Thursday, my lovely hand mixer helped me make three sheet cakes, including frosting, for a baby shower I was co-hosting, and I couldn’t help musing on all the years that it has faithfully served me! Through the new bride “flops” (not its fault:) and the busy days of cupcakes and specially decorated birthday cakes for my small children, into the season of much hospitality serving many desserts to grateful guests, and finally into a season of potlucks, showers and luncheons, it has served me very well! I could always count on it. I always washed it off after using it, and carefully stored it in its original box (which looks a little worse for wear), and my husband did have to mend the cord once, but basically, it has not asked for anything, but just faithfully did everything I asked of it! By the way, no one’s paying me to say this! I have just been thinking about how important faithful service is, and how rare it is these days!! It makes me think of the character quality of servanthood, and how I need to work on this character quality more, and be ever grateful for it in others. It’s such an important character quality, that Jesus was willing to be called a Servant. And to call us to serve one another in love. I hope I never stop seeing lessons in the little things. So, today I’m grateful for the faithful service of a small appliance, which has reminded me to pray that I might be a better server, and a more faithful one, and stand the test of time, like my little GE Hand mixer.
- In a large bowl, beat the cake mix and eggs until well blended. Fold in pie filling.
- Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
- In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and confectioners’ sugar until smoothe. Stir in vanilla. Spread over cake. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 171 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 145 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.
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