If I had my way, I would eat cheesecake at every meal. My personal favorite is NY style with cherries, but there is no cheesecake I would turn down. Especially Pralines and Cream Cheesecake. The best part is, it’s only 401 calories and 21.8 g of fat per slice! That’s actually good for cheesecake…but who’s really counting? Sorry about the picture, I remembered to take a picture when I was halfway through eating it…it’s just that good!
- 2 (8 oz) packages 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 egg whites
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup toffee bits
- 1 (6-oz) reduced-fat graham cracker crust
- 8 Tbsp reduced-fat whipped topping
- 8 tsp caramel syrup
- 8 tsp toffee bits
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Add egg whites, 1 at a time, beating just until blended. Add egg, beating just until blended. Stir in 1/2 cup toffee bits. Pour into graham cracker crust.
Bake at 235 degrees for 25 minutes or until edges of cheesecake are set and center is almost set. Turn off oven; let cheesecake stand in oven 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and chill at least 3 hours. Serve each slice with 1 Tbsp whipped topping, 1 tsp caramel syrup and 1 tsp toffee bits.
A week ago or so, while everyone was getting snow dumped on them, we had thunderstorms. I got the opportunity to snap a few pictures of the sky over the dam on the Tennessee Tombigbee (or just Ten Tom) River just west of town just after sunset. It’s no mountain, after all, it is just a dam picture, but I think it’s impressive all the same.
But this time around, we won’t be so lucky. We’re supposed to get 2-3 inches (or so they say) of snow today and tonight. This means that I will most likely not have school Thursday or Friday. I get a chuckle out of the way people panic about snow down here. But I have to feel a little sorry for them too, they really are scared. I guess it is just the fear of the unknown. When snow is in the forecast, everything in town shuts down. Literally. The post office, the grocery stores, gas stations, even Walmart. Last time we got snow, Walmart closed early. And conveniently, our microwave died that day so we went to get a new one 20 minutes prior to their closing time, though we did not know this until we got there. WOOPS. Bad call…I’ve never seen chaos like that. People were stocking up on batteries, bottled water, kerosene, heat lamps, flashlights, blankets, gas cans, you name it. It looked like they were preparing for the end of the world. After 30 minutes of standing in line (they had oh, maybe 6 lanes open…really, Walmart?) we had a new microwave. And all we got was about an inch or two of snow. Yet, they closed schools for a week. So, I’m braced for another WINTER WEATHER WARNING and we’ll see what this one brings. I could use a few days off anyway…
I think, that’s all for now.
Have a great day and y’all come back!