Envirotech’s Tasty Thursday- Strawberry

Envirotech’s Tasty Thursday- Strawberry Pound Cake

Ingredients:
1C Butter (softened)
2C Sugar
5 Large Eggs
1/2 tsp Strawberry Extract
1/2 tsp Vanilla
2 1/4C Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 C Sour Cream
3/4 C Chopped Fresh Strawberries

Glaze Ingredients:
1C Powdered Sugar
2 TB Milk
1 drop Red food Coloring

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour 2 loaf pans.
2. Beat butter until creamy. Gradually add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Beat in extracts.
3. In a small bowl, combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture, beating just until combined. Stir in sour cream and strawberries.
4. Divide between pans and bake 55-60 minutes, cool cakes on rack for 10 minutes.
5. Combine glaze ingredients until smooth.
6. Spoon on glaze, let stand 1 hour then remove from pans.

Compliments of Tracy Anderson

Honest Always Pays

I received a phone call from a friend of mine over the weekend, he wanted me to price a compressor replacement at the church he attends. The air conditioning unit for their sanctuary was out due to a “bad compressor” according to another HVAC company. I received the list of items needed (per this other companies pricing) and I worked up a price for $4808. 

Well we ended up getting the job and I sent one of our technicians out the day before we were schedule to do the installation of the compressor to verify the correct one was on order. It turned out the compressor was not bad but rather the condenser fan motor was locked up and caused the compressor to overheat. This misdiagnosis by a different company was going to cast this church over $4000 more than the repair of the fan that was needed. I can only speculate that once they would have installed the compressor and found the motor to be bad they would have charged for the motor as well.

So long story short we diagnosed the unit correctly, saved the church over $4000, made the proper repair and they are now cooling. We also have the church on a service agreement and will be taking care of them for years to come.

James Gallet

Envirotech Tasty Thursday-Peach-Blackber

Envirotech Tasty Thursday-Peach-Blackberry Dump Cake (Gluten Free)

Ingredients:
1-21 oz. can peach pie filling, (or whatever combination of flavors you desire)
1-21 oz. can blackberry pie filling, (or whatever combination of flavors you desire)
½ -1 tsp. cinnamon, optional
1 box Betty Crocker Gluten Free yellow cake mix
½-3/4 cup butter
½-3/4 cup chopped pecans, optional

Directions:
Dump pie filling into 9×13 baking dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon and mix into fruit until evenly combined. Sprinkle cake mix evenly over the top of the filling. Spread nuts over top. Cut butter into thin pieces and lay evenly over top of cake mix and nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until top is golden. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.