Sunday, November 28, 2010

Mini Honey-Chocolate Cheesecakes

We made mini cheesecakes for Thanksgiving.

But before I give you the recipe, I have to tell you about Thanksgiving.

We left to go to our son's house, who lives about 45 minutes away.  We were all dressed up, and just threw on light jackets even though it was drizzling.  We had put tables, chairs, a child's cardboard table, boxes of food, a crockpot full of stuffing and a large pot full of chicken and noodles into the back of the truck.  Because the tables stuck out of the back, we could not put on the bed top.

So we began our drive, and were singing "Over the River and Through the Woods", and it was nice because we really do go over a river and through the woods to get to our son's house.

About 20 minutes into our drive, David sees a low tire warning sign, and suddenly our tire blew.  We were out in the middle of no where on a very narrow country road, so the only option was to off road it into a nearby cornfield.  By now it's pouring down rain, and the temperature had dropped at least 10 degrees, to about 30 degrees.  The guys gallantly get out, and find out no matter how hard they try, they can not get the spare to lower under the truck bed (it was one of those convoluted key-in-the-hole, remove plug and the insert some other contraption to get the spare down, but we apparently didn't possess the other contraption needed.)  David called people, got out manuals, even got on the internet to find a solution, but there didn't seem to be any.  Every few minutes they would jump out and try something else, only to get drenched, muddy, and frozen stiff.

Our truck on a day when we liked it.

Finally we gave up, called the tow truck, and paid $184 to have the tire changed.  The food and tables in the back were ruined because of the rain, we sat for 2 hours in a cornfield,  we missed Thanksgiving dinner, but if that's the worse that happened, we still consider ourselves very blessed during this Thanksgiving season. We are healthy, all our children are well, we have food on the table, and clothes on our back, and the love of an entire extended family and church fellowship.  We are blessed people.

So, the day before we had made the most delicious, yummy mini cheesecakes.  Those got the privilege of sitting in the truck bed with us and poor Christian cried continually for them while we waited on the repair man to show up.  We are making these for our Cooking with Honey class coming up in December.

Honey-Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes (Note: this makes a custardy type cheesecake)
Line cupcake tin with paper cupcake holders. Put in 2 vanilla wafers in the bottom of each cup. Drizzle melted chocolate and honey over each wafer.

Take 1 package (8 oz) softened cream cheese and cream with 1/2 c honey with mixer.  Continue mixing, adding 2 eggs, 1 at a time.  Add 1/4 c sour cream and dash of vanilla or almond extract.

Fill each cup with some of this mixture.  Bake at 350 for 15 min.

After cakes are done and cool, drizzle over more melted chocolate and honey. (You can of course, omit the chocolate and honey drizzling and put on cherry or blueberry pie topping).


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