Last night was CHEESECAKE NIGHT!!!!!!!
Why the excitement? For starters, I don't allow myself to make the 4 million calorie treats very often. But more importantly, it's CHEESECAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are having Danny and Steve over for cards on Saturday night, and I'm totally using their visit as the excuse to make the cheesecake.
I decided to celebrate the 50 and 60 degree weather this last week by making the flavor of the weekend Key Lime (using regular limes, there's not a key lime to be found in Omaha, NE this time of year). 50 degree weather in Jan and Feb (when it was 50 below the week before) is a perk of living in the Midwest...where if you don't like the weather, wait 10 minutes...it will change.
True to form, we are supposed to get 6-8 inches of snow today. I was driving around with my sunroof open yesterday, and today at least half a foot of snowy precipitation. I hesitate to say this, but I'm one of those psycho people that LOVE the white stuff!!! (snow, I mean snow - geeesh!)
Once I begin making the cheesecake, I can't stop stirring. The darn thing is very high maintenance. I have to be set everything I need out ahead of time, food TV style. Small bowls of ingredients, prepared and ready to dump into the mix when it's time.
Measuring cups, spoons, gelatin, butter, graham crackers, limes (zest and juice), eggs, sugar...etc, etc.
And don't forget the timer!! Here in the Mot and Nej house, boring timers just aren't going to work. See my newest purchase from World Market (before they disappear forever, our stores are closing). :-(
All hail the chicken timer!!!!!
I think the mug says it all.........I Am the (cheesecake) Big Dog!!
(cue evil laughter)
I turned the XM radio to Big Bands and Swing music...and started in. It's sitting in the fridge setting up right now.....so I'll get a picture of it on Saturday for you. :-)