Oh. My. Goodness. I want to eat it! Remember what I said before, about how I dream of not politely declining the dessert, but eating it and enjoying it and not feeling guilty? Sadly, it's not going to be tomorrow. And I made the dessert! I love, love, love pumpkin cheesecake, more even than regular cheesecake--at least in October, November and December--and I have one cooling on the counter right now. I took some pictures earlier so I could share the wonder that is pumpkin cheesecake. Sorry, they turned out a little dark.
Here is the yummy graham cracker and chopped pecan crust!
Three 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla--yum!
Added the eggs, so creamy.
Add the pumpkin and more sugar after...
You reserve some of the plain batter so you can make a swirl.
Mix, mix, mix.
The finished product. See the swirl? That's the reason for the reserved batter. It's so pretty and easy, but looks extravagant!
(Clearly I am not a food blogger.)
Our Thanksgiving travel plans were cancelled, so sad. We have a tradition of spending Thanksgiving with some good friends, but this year the weather is keeping us home. Stink! At least we have family here to spend the day with and I still don't have to cook, well except for the cheesecake and pasta dish. I know it will be a great day, but I will still miss our friends.
I will be running my Turkey Trot tomorrow morning and I can't wait. Today's run was really, really great! I ran 4 miles and my knee felt great! There was residual pain, but I did not feel like I was continuing to put stress on it with each step as I had before. That is awesome! And my knee has continued to feel great all day, no ice even! And I stood on my feet for two hours in the kitchen without issue! So I might even try for a fast 5K tomorrow, we'll see. I'll be back tomorrow to share my results.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am very thankful this year, for so many things that I can't begin to list them! But I must mention this blog as being very high on that list. I love having this outlet for myself and knowing there are some of you reading really makes me feel proud. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!