Lauries Kitchen

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mexican Cheesecake

Ok, so I thought I was over the pneumonia! After laying around this weekend and Binky (cat) staring at me, literally, I decided to go back to the doctor. Another chest x ray showed the lungs were worse, so I have pretty much been home since Tuesday. I started feeling better this afternoon and hope it lasts. We'll see.I am planning on attempting to go back to work tomorrow. It's a staff meeting and we're eating chili! I was supposed to bring a dessert so I tried a new one. So, here's what I made this afternoon!

Mexican Cheesecake

Mexican Cheesecake

1 - 8oz package cream cheese (softened)
1 - egg
1 - 12 oz can evaporated milk
1 - 14 oz La Lechera condensed milk (sweetened condensed milk)
1 - tsp Mexican vanilla or pure vanilla extract
2 - prepared graham cracker crusts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend the first 5 ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy. Pour into prepared graham cracker crust. Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown. Insert knife to test for doneness when knife comes out clean the cheesecake is done. Let cool, refrigerate and serve. This cheesecake is best served cold.
Posted by Mommy's Kitchen at 4:37 PM

I am trying a piece after supper. Big weekend planned. Aunt Toot is coming down and the girls get baptized Sunday!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

January Day

New down and dirty salsa recipe from Michelle: who got it from Tracy, I think:
1 can mild rotel
1 can cilantro rotel
2 cans regular rotel
1 can hot rotel

Put in blender. Blend to your liking and enjoy! You can add lime juice, sugar or cumin to your liking, too. I have a new recipe called Mexican cheesecake that I will be making soon! I can hardly wait!

Had a birthday get together for JoGail this morning. Had a good time. Ate pizza, cake, opened presents and played the Wii. Doesn't get much better for a 9 year old! Been a busy week with birthdays and such. JoGail had her first reading benchmark on her birthday and scored an 83! We are so proud of her. She has improved so much! Grace has been busy with basketball. Her team, Team Extreme, won 14-11 last Saturday night in their first game. It's amazing how much they have improved in just a year. Tomorrow she's going ice skating with some of her friends for Lindsey's birthday We're crossing our fingers she doesn't get hurt! I think I 'll send a copy of the insurance card just in case!Work is extremely busy right now. We are getting a ton of referrals and it's hard to keep up. I've been having fun with smilebox! It's an online program for scrapbooking your pictures. Gives me something a little relaxing to do!

January Day

Thursday, January 01, 2009

New Year's Casserole & Toot's recipes

Happy New Year everyone!

We got back this afternoon from Lousiana. Had a really good time! The bonfire was fun, as well as catching up with TAC and Joey. Thsi recipe is fro all the die hard southerners reading this. It's got the cornbread and black eyed peas in it! (Sorry, I don't do cabbage!!!)

New Year's Day Casserole
1 box jiffy cornbread mix
1 8 ounce carton sour cream
1 can black eyed peas drained
1 stick melted butter
1 package breakfast sausage cooked and drained

Mix together and bake in 350 degree oven for about 25-30 minutes or until set and browned around the edges.

This was really good! Coy and I ate ours with same salsa and of course JoGail had cheese on hers!
The next recipe is from Toot--Coy said that was words you don't hear every day! haha

Kenneth's cream cheese dip ( I didn't know what else to call it)
1 package breakfast sausage cooked
2 packages cream cheese
1 can rotel

After browning the sausage combine all in the same skillet. Heat until cream cheese melts. Really really good with fritos or corn chips.

I have no idea what to call this, but it's d=from Toot, too. I am making it tomorrow.

1 can cream corn
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 rotel
1 stick melted butter

Bake in 350 oven 20-25 minutes.

Coy' s been busy making new walking routes with his GPS watch. He loves the charting it does on the computer and stuff. He's also the most advanced pkayer on the new Wii (surprise, surprise).

We plaayed 42 after supper tonight. We turned JG loose with her hand (no guidance from us). She didn't do bad. She's my partner and it make me nervous when she bids, though!