Monday, April 21, 2008

DUSK 9:09 PM

And that's official! I don't think it gets dark until 9:15 or so. Pretty soon it will
be 10:00pm before it is actually dark and then it gets difficult to get to sleep
unless you have darkened curtains or like my brother uses--foil on the windows.

My husband got out the barbeque tonight and we had moose burgers. We bought
this new last year and I hated it! I used it twice and burned both dinners on it so
he put it away for the winter. I was feeling brave today and tried it again. Voila!
The burgers were juicy, tasty and cooked perfectly. I don't know what I did different.
It will be easy to bring this BBQ with us in the boat since it folds easily and uses a
small propane bottle. Now to get a griddle attachment for pancakes on the beach.

It is so warm out that my husband and younger daughter rode their bikes to deliver
a customer's invoice tonight. Well, that and diesel jumped up to $4.63 a gallon here!!
What does fuel cost in your neck of the woods? I'd like to know...

Tonight's dessert: Oreo Cheesecake. Delicious! Now understand, I am the world's
biggest Oreo fan. Always have been. So I knew I would like this cheesecake, but
my husband won't even eat them (and that's SAYING something!) He did like this
cheesecake and finally stopped at his 3rd piece and half of mine. I won't write
the recipe here because Niki at Rural Writings did such a great job posting it on
her blog that I am going to send you over there. She writes her beautiful blog
from Canada and it is one of my favorite places to visit daily.

I am on a quest to try new cheesecake recipes, so keep an eye out for those in
the future. I am wavering about Pumpkin Cheesecake, but a good friend and
good cook that I know recommends it, so that may be what's next. Stay tuned!


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Niki RuralWritings said...

I'm glad your people liked the cheesecake, it's a good one, isn't it!

hmmm...gas prices here right now are about 1.17 per litre, so that is roughly 4 times for a gallon, so that's about $4.68. Diesel is even higher here right now. :(

Bikes are looking better all the time...except that we are several miles from "civilization"!

Our second car is a Toyota Echo, at least it's very cheap to run, given that our main vehicle is a big chevy crew cab pickup.

More reason than ever to stay home.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

guess who will be trying this cheescake out too... sheesh diet be damned... cheesecake is just "da bomb" as the kids like to say :-)
gas here is up to 339 as of yesterday and desil is 404... rediculous!!
this batch of kahula chocolate cheesecake came out better than the first two if that is possible... I did add more kahula at the monsters request and it just worked. :-) YUMMMMMMMMM you know what else is good with it??? marichino cherries LOL cory and I had to try that yesterday and smakin lips its yUmmmmmY!

LadiesoftheHouse said...

Niki--Thanks so much for the cheesecake recipe--it already went into my permanent file.

I was in shock at the pump yesterday when I saw the price of fuel. Last time I was there it was $4.12, so it jumped 24 cents. Will we hit $5.00 a gallon by summer?

Laura-Peach--more Kahlua? That DOES sound good! I will have to try that next time. I always heard the alcohol bakes out LOL

Karen Deborah said...

Lordy lordy, ya'll know how to EAT! I would just bet the Noble Pig has some kinda cheesecake in her files somewhere. I just learned all kinds of thing about preparing ribs that I di'int know. Kahlua cheesecake! I'm comin over Peach,...
where you live is just GORGEOUS.
foil on the windows is pretty redneck.

LadiesoftheHouse said...

Karen Deborah--we truly are rednecks--at least this week. We were out in the boat in all this sunshine and my husband's neck is very red. LOL

Pam said...

Moose burgers! Cool.
The cheesecake looks good. I have made a version, but it's been awhile. I do like pumpkin cheesecake, but more for fall.
I think gas is $3.67 today. (I used to be able to stand in the top level of the house and look way down into town but my trees have grown up!)