Thursday, December 13, 2007

Fifteen months ou quinze mois

No matter how you say it, it still sucks. ;)

So, we celebrated our fifteen month LIDiversary tonight with a kickass, if I do say so myself, homemade chocolate cheesecake. Yes, I know K1, cheese isn't considered dessert, but when it's this is. ;)

If anyone wants the recipe, here it is:

2 packages (8 oz each) of cream cheese (I used Philadelphia original cream cheese)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. (real) vanilla
1 tsp. coffee
2 eggs
4 squares of Baker's semi-sweet chocolate (though I used bittersweet chocolate)
1 pie crust (ok, I cheated and bought the crust)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Beat cream cheese, sugar, coffee and vanilla in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs and mix until blended. Stir in melted chocolate (without sampling). Pour into crust.

Bake 40 minutes or until centre is almost set. Put pie into fridge, again without sampling.

Refrigerate for several hours (or until your tummy starts grumbling and saying 'CHEESECAKE NOW!') Store leftover cheesecake (who are you kidding?) in refrigerator.

We had my mom over to enjoy the cheesecake-y goodness, and it tastes even better than you can imagine.

Since it was our 15 month LIDiversary, I also got a charm for the bracelet. The new charm is on the far right of the picture and it's a J for Josh's initial. Next month will be an R, for obvious reasons...and then a 'space saver' for Little Maple's initial.

So, how much longer do you think we're on this little sleighride hayride for? Are we even a third of the way there?


Wendy @ said...

Happy 15!

Doris & Dan said...

15 months done!!!

Looks delish.

Keep smilin!

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

That cheesecake looks mighty delish!!!

I'd say "Happy 15" but I know that nobody is very happy right now with the extended wait... So, Here's to 15 months down and hopefully NOT 15 more months to go.!!! I'm so hoping it really doesn't get to a three year wait. That is just ridiculous.

Special K said...

15 down... every single day counts.

I think we're definitely in for 3 years but hopefully not much more than that.

Mamacita said...

Mmmm, happy 15.

kerri said...

Happy 15th.
That cheescake looks devine, mmmm..

wzgirl said...

Your charm bracelet is so cool - and 15 months behind you is a very good thing. As for how many are left before you....who knows...but there are 15 behind.


Mark & Michelle said...

Congrats on 15 down. It would be nice if you were 1/2 way there...

Two Kayaks said...

Sorry, I'm not convinced. Cheese does not belong in cake. Now, chocolate...good.
Happy 15...or whatever. I guess that means that we passed #16 this week. Yippee.

Cari said...

Happy 15 -- man, that cake looks good!
I'm hoping we're a third of the way there....sigh.


Dolores and Shawn said...

Happy belated 15 months! You're right, no matter how you cut it, it sucks.

The cake on the other hand looks very yummy.

Liz & Ava said...

Oh, cheesecake is one of my is chocolate! Happy 15 months!...hoping you are more like half way there!
It was great seeing you again and meeting Josh at dinner last night.
Thanks again for the adorable t-shirt for Ava...that was very thoughtful of you.

Liz & Ava said...

Drop by our blog...Ava has something to say to you!

Headmeister said...

I just keep thinking about how I remember your FIRST LIDmonthaversary....UGH!

Happy 15!

Mrs. Vandertramp said...

Happy belated 15! A nice number, multiplies easily, full of fives...

sea star said...

Happy 15 forward! I think I gained 5 lbs looking at that cheesecake, it's sinfully good!

I'm starting to lean towards 3 years.