Valentine's Day (week-end) was rather simple this year. (How big can it be when there is still some Christmas up? Hopefully I can lift soon.)
For dessert I made an updated strawberry cheesecake type dessert.
STRAWBERRY PRETZEL CHEESECAKE PIE (could not think of a different name)
1 cup chunky crushed pretzels (see note)
3 table. brown sugar
5 table. melted butter
Mix together and press into the bottom of a 9" pie dish. Bake for 10 mins. at 350*.
1 8 oz. pack softened cream cheese (I used light)
1/2 cup sugar
4 oz. (1/2 of 8 oz.) softened whipped topping (we used to use "Dream Whip" and milk ;0)
Mix cream cheese and sugar, then fold in whipped topping. Spread on cooled crust and chill.
1 large pack strawberry/raspberry Jello (I used to use Danish Dessert)
1 bag (10-16 oz.) frozen sliced strawberries/raspberries
Disolve Jello in 2 cups boiling water. Add 1 cup cold water. Stir in frozen fruit until it defrosts, sorta.
Carefully ladle Jello mix over chilled cream cheese layer. (You may a bit extra. Just chill it in a bowl.)
Chill until set. This is best eaten on the day it is made. Still good day 2. Soggy crust by day 3.
note I did my pretzels in my blender. I had tried my bullet like chopper for my pretzels and it pulverized the bottom layer and left the top ones whole.
This is an easy dessert, and I had everything on hand.
I have been building a "Basket of my Favourite Things" to share with a follower when there are 60 followers.
I am 6 followers away from "random.org"ing a winner of a basket of "My Favourite Things". (Remember, I only send the contents. The basket is too hard to mail.)
What's in the basket?
#1 A fun, boy themed, mini table photo album, with all the embellishments. (I love making these.)
#2 1/8" (36 piece) steel alphabet stamping set.
#3 A "Magic Eraser". (Man I love these. I hate yucky ones, so I cut some into 6-8 small pieces and put them in a plastic container. When I have a small job, I can just use a small piece.)
#4 A "McCormicK Cinnamon Grinder" (I love the burst of freshly ground cinnamon on french toast, pie, pumpkin milk shakes, oatmeal...)
#5 "Ice Cream!", the cookbook, by Cuthbert and Cameron Wilson (recipes and ideas for the smaller freezers)
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