Cheesecake – oh, how I love it! Baked cheesecake. Baked by ME. I’m a bit snobbish about my cheesecake. No restaurant-style cheesecake will satisfy and certainly not one with some pseudo-fruit sauce on it.
I make cheesecake MAYBE twice a year. If I bake it and leave it in the house – I can easily eat the entire cake…..one slice at a time…..until gone. Trust me…..I’ve done it.
However, I’ve discovered the trick to making it…….bake it, eat one piece and then give the rest to neighbor Bob. Works every time. I satisfy my craving to bake. I satisfy my taste buds. And I satisfy my desire to be giving by handing the rest of the cake over to Bob (who I secretly believe has a tapeworm because he can eat anything and never gains a kilo). Win win – all around.
So, I had my one slice of cheesecake last night. The rest of the cheesecake went home with Bob after dinner. I was totally satisfied and don’t plan to have sweets again until the Quilters Christmas party in early December. I volunteered to bring the dessert so once again……I have control. IF I decide I’m going to have dessert on that day – you can be darn sure that I’m going to make something that I LOVE in order to make it worth it. When watching what I eat – I certainly don’t want to eat mediocre sweets. (yeah…..I know…..I’m a snob. I’m ok with that!)