A few days until Thanksgiving...
several more days and Christmas will be here.
Baking has begun in the Watkins kitchen. Not a lot - but some. Made Banana Bread - used sugar substitute so my sweet husband can eat it.
Decided to make a cheese cake also. It has been several years since I have made one. Just made a plain one...we can add our own extra sweet to it - such as cherry pie filling, caramel or chocolate syrup. Leon doesn't like cheese cake so it is made with the real stuff.
My kitchen cabinet contained two cheese cake pans...one in 9 inch and the other is a 10 inch. So the recipe called for a 9 inch -so I thought no problem. Well, when I got ready to loosen it so the bottom plate would fall through - nothing happened. It was stuck and no amount of twisting was going to work. To make a long story short, I got the cheese cake out and put on a pretty platter without tearing it up. That pan went to the trash - and next time I am in Wal-Mart I will purchase a new 9 inch pan. True I may only use it one time a year but I want one that will work. Put the cake in the freezer for the time being
Got to have chocolate candy at this time of the year too. So I made chocolate peanut clusters with small marshmallows in them. I goofed though ~ -the chocolate was too warm and it melted the marshmallows some - so now instead of little round balls of fluff - we have swirls of it. But you know what - it sure does taste good!
Have not decided what else I am going to create in the kitchen for the Holidays just yet. Oh, I know my hips don't need anything else - but I sure do like the taste of sweets - be it candy, cookies, pie or anything else.
So if you are in the area, stop by and we will taste test the goodies!