Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve Helpers

Mitch and I are both very busy today.  Mitch is helping dad in the workshop.  The sheathing is on the cupola and the lead is being nailed on. The corner boards go on next and then the clapboards.
Keep a watchful eye and make sure he's doing it right, Mitch!


Mom and I are busy baking Pineapple Cheesecake for Christmas day tomorrow.
This is the cheesecake's crust -
2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
1 1/2 Tablespoons of sugar
3 Tablespoons of butter, melted
Combine above ingredients.  Mix well and press into the bottom of a 10-inch pan.  We're using a tube pan.
 Next comes the filling~
3  8-ounce packages of cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
1  8 1/4 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind

Beat cream cheese till light and fluffy.  Gradually add the sugar, beating well.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Add the drained pineapple, the lemon juice and the lemon rind into the cheese mixture. 

We can't let any of this cream cheese go to waste!
 Spoon the cheese mixture into the crust.    It's ready for the oven, mom!
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

 I get to lick the spatula!
 It smells wonderful!    We'll be cooling it thoroughly and putting the cherry topping on tomorrow for Christmas dindin.
 My work is done!  Time for a snooze. 
Santa and his elves will be packing that sleigh soon!  We hope he treats you all well!

So until next time............

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

23 comments:

Sue said...

Merry Christmas guys and thanks for allowing us to get to know you. We hope Santa brings everything on your list.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Dotty said...

Hope you have a very Happy Christmas:)

Bocci said...

Yes, we'll be waiting for Santa-good thing we have a fireplace!
That cheesecake recipe sounds delicious...but how in the heck to you get it out of a tube pan???
We can hardly wait to see!

Merry Christmas Eve!

Sherry said...

We think Maggie has a better job than Mitch today!
Alanis & Miro

The Thuglets said...

Wowie..that sounds yummy Maggie! we have to say we think you got the better jobbie!
Won't be long till Santa Paws now!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Karen Raye and Bentley Beargrass said...

Yum! Enjoy and have a wonderful Christmas!

sophie...^5 said...

LOVE the tongue lickin' moiment....Season's Best to you ALL!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

ooooo,,,,mmmmmmm.......

that looks devinnnne!

have yourselves a very merry Christmas time!

xxoo
and arroooooos,

Duhgall and Fiona

Fabrizio said...

I can almost taste that cheese cake!
We're having deer, red cabbage and "spätzle" this evening. But no cheese Cake :-(
Have a merry merry X-Mas you guys!
Lots of love,
Fabrizio

Momo and Pinot said...

Ahhhh, Pineapple cheesecake sounds super yummy!!

Have a wonderful holiday, M & M!!

Momo & Pinot

scotsmad said...

That's one of the best things about Christmas....the FOOD!

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Topcat said...

Wow Maggie and Mitch, everything looks so wonderful at your house. And pineapple cheesecake too...ah what time's dinner? Merry Christmas, we wish you peace.

Sam said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch, it looks like everything is coming together nicely at your house. From the cake to the cupola. I bet that thing is going to be heavy to lift. Are you guys going to pitch in? Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

Two French Bulldogs said...

wish we could be a taste tester
Benny & Lily

The Army of Four said...

I hope you two aren't working too hard!
I love that job of cleaning off the cream cheese wrapper! It's one of my favorite duties around here!
Luv,
Dave

bbes tribe said...

Merry Christmas and wishing you a Happy and special New Year. That cheesecake sounds very tasty. That was good you got to help your Mom. Thanks for visiting us and being our furiends.
Wags and Woofs
Ernie,Sasha,Chica,Lucas

Tessa the Maltese said...

I thinks that you gots the bestest snoopervisin job of all Maggie! That Cheesecake sounds pawsome. But what kinda toppin do you put on in the morning? Do you pop out the cheesecake on a plate or put the toppin on in the bakin pan? These is impawrent questions!

I wish you Maggie, Mitch and your Pawrents A Fury Merry Christmas!

Howliday Woos, Tessa

Priscilla said...

Two of you are the most helpful supervisors for your humans, and they do keep you both busy all the time.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Good work supervising the humans! Merry Christmas to you two and you pawrents!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Merry Christmas my friends!
I wish I could have a taste of that too!
love
tweedles

bichonpawz said...

Merry Christmas!!
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Sam said...

The cheesecake looks delicious! Mom was wondering if it would be possible to make crust using Biscoff cookies? What do you think?

Sam

Teddy Bear said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.:) Pineapple cheesecake? WOW!!!

Love,
Teddy Bear & Sierra