The first thing I did to celebrate the 4th is watch an episode of The Daily Show because, for my money, Jon Stewart tells the truth and never fails to make me laugh.
But then I got busy in the kitchen. I have had a hard time with the stamina it takes to cook maybe more than one thing in a day. But now that I have a few issues under control thanks to the neurologist, I managed to get VERY busy. First thing was a three bean pasta salad. I have been making the same pasta salad for years and wanted a change. This recipe sounded healthy and I am pleased to say it tasted wonderful.
Then I threw the ingredients in the bread machine, which takes all of 7 minutes. Forgot to take a
picture of the bread.
Fun times next. Dessert. Mix together 3packages of low fat cream cheese, 1.5 cups of sugar and 1.5 teaspoons of vanilla. Beat together well with electric mixer. Set aside. I beat a pint of heavy cream with a little bit of sugar but you cold substitute a large container of Cool Whip (Or chemicals as I call it). Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture and spread over a graham cracker crust.
Top with you favorite pie filling and chill for at least 2 hours. YUM!!! No bake cheesecake!
Steak off the grill, homemade bread, pasta salad and a decadent dessert. Celebration!
What about you? How did you celebrate?