Sunday, November 25, 2007


Well, there is an update from cheesecake land:

I stink. Not literally, I just am sucky at cheesecakes.

I went for method #2, the bake for 12 minutes at 500 degrees then turn the oven down to 200 degrees for one more hour. The result: The same damn mess I usually slop onto people's plates.

Although this time, the crack was in the shape of a giant T so I told my sister that it stood for her first name (which obviously begins with a T) and tried to pass it off as a tribute cake. My T-cake tasted pretty good, but did not (as previously mentioned) live up to my standards...

I should have listened to you Elaine! I should have LISTENED! :) Next holiday, for sure, I will.

One funny development did happen though... since I told my sister that I made the T on purpose (totally joking of course) my niece overheard and felt a little left out I guess. When I walked past the T-cake after doing some dishes, I noticed that a few new markings had shown up... curiously they looked a lot like my niece's name and my little sister's name carved into the top the T-cake in what appeared to be a six year-old's handwriting... hmmmm, very curious indeed. :)

All in all though, it was a great Thanksgiving with lots of turkey and stuffing and fun.

I sincerely hope that you all (yep, all 7 of you) had truly wonderful days as well. And here's to Christmas, where I will hopefully break the dreaded cheesecake curse!

Hey, a girl can dream.


Elaine said...

yes, water is a MUST. Emily made a pretty good pumpkin one this year.

Never give up!!!!

Sensitiva McFeelingsly said...

Haha! Your "Never give up!" reminded me of a funny story that Mrs. Howard (of Homestead physics fame) told Emily once... you should ask her about it. :)

midwest princess said...

nebahhhh dib up!!!!! yep, my pumpkin one was pretty decent, no cracks at all, until I put it in the backseat of the car still slightly warm and drove to ft. was a little mushed on top by the time we got there. but the water bath def worked! or maybe the pumpkin smooths it out...dunno!

can't wait to see you guys at our part-ay!