Sunday, August 23, 2009

yummmmm :)

Hey guys I know I have been slacking off with the postings but I have been baking and cooking a lot of delicious food which will be coming soon. But for now I feel the need to inform you of my dinner tonight.

My sister went back to college today (after lots of difficulties, aka, the storms) and my mom is visiting her old high school buds. So me and my dad decided to go out to dinner. The restaurant we went to is where I had my sweet sixteen dinner and personally I think their food is quite tasty. We had a great meal, started with a pizza to share (mushrooms on top, my knew obsession--tasty, filling and low in calories) then salad and for the entree we shared Branzini, a fish which I never had before tonight, but loved it. (Since we shared everything it also kept the price of the bill down which made my dad happy) The Branzini was cooked scampi style and instead of sun-dried tomatoes (bleh) we ordered it with fresh tomatoes (yum) and it was served with garlic mashed potatoes and spinach. Then our waitress asked us if we wanted dessert so we listened to the menu and when she said fried cheesecake we knew it was time to splurg!

Before I get into this dessert, let me tell you that I have been CRAVING cheesecake for the longest time, probably about 3 weeks now and my mom has my great, great grandma's recipe which is so yummy, you will love it! The only issue with cheesecake, well not the only issue, but it has to be made a day ahead to taste extra delicious. Another issue is the calories in cheesecake, oh boy are they high. So I have been meaning to make a low-er calorie cheesecake but I just have not had the time. I mean field hockey tryouts start tomorrow and I am so nervous!

Anyways, back to the FRIED cheesecake. Fried? Yes. It is a crust-less cheesecake wrapped in a pastry and then fried. Personally, I am not a fan of fried foods, however, this cheesecake was not greasy and oily but rather crisp and warm and heavenly.

It came on a rectangular plate drizzled with raspberry sauce (yes, I just learned that there is a p in Raspberry) and a scoop of ice cream on the side...vanilla that is. You know what an egg roll looks like? Well the cheese cake was sort of like that but wider, longer and did not have the funky bumps on it. It was cut in half...perfect for sharing and there were a few (like 4) blueberries on the side. That makes it healthy right? But if you ever have the chance to delve into a fried cheesecake I recommend it. Forget about the calories and the fact that you have a deadly running workout in two days and eat the cheesecake with no remorse.

Whoopie Pies and Seafood salad coming soon! I promise!!

with love and cupcakes,

P.S. I now made commenting available for everyone, not just gmail account holders so please comment so I know your out there! Thank You!!

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