(this is what I got for Christmas from Superman. He did a great job!)
It is January or Feburary of 1981.
In a small middle school in St. Mary’s, Ohio there sits a girl in the library.
Her note book is sprawled on the desk and she is scribbling fast and furious in it, completely oblivious to her surroundings.
Is it because she is brilliant?
Is it because she loves to write?
Or is it because 4 weeks prior, her 7th grade English teacher assigned her entire class a project to write a childrens story and it was due to be handed in in 20 minutes?
I’ll let you decide.
But here’s a hint.
I barely got it turned in on time.
I got an A on my book. Not because it was brilliantly written, but because Mother illustrated it for me, and her illustrations far exceeded anything else in the entire class.
Being Queen of DeNile is easy because I am also Princess of Procrastination.
Which is also why I spent yesterday afternoon furiously making today’s TWD.
Anne of Anne Strawberry picked today’s recipe of Tall and Creamy Cheesecake.
When I saw this recipe just a brief 4 weeks ago, I thought ‘yippee…….cheesecake. A chance to show Chefboy that I can make cheesecake too.’
Then Christmas happened, and the glut of presents and baking and wrapping, and bows and family and parties…well, I just put it off.
I mean, why do something today, when tomorrow is just as good?
Because of all the yummy, but heavy desserts, treats, etc. of the season, I decided to make this a bit lighter.
I used shortbread cookies to make the crust, and I added the zest of an orange, and the juice of that orange in the filling. It is light and just barely citrusy. Kind of like an orange creamcicle.
The texture of this cheesecake is light, airy and silky. The best cheesecake recipe I have ever tasted.
Perfect for the after Christmas parties, before Christmas parties, or just parties in general.
Go check out Anne’s blog. She has the recipe.