Praline cheesecake I made for One Fine Man's Christmas Eve birthdayIt won't win any Food Network contests for looks, but Guitar Girl mentioned something about how it should be on the Cheesecake Factory menu. Hey...I'll take that endorsement any day! The crust is graham cracker crumbs and toasted chopped pecans. The glaze is butter and brown sugar. I got mine a little too thick for it to drip over the sides. You can crown it with candied pecans but I chose to stop with the glaze.
Did anyone else happen to see the Food Network's Food Stylist Competition last night (12/28)? Cool tricks on that one & a $10K prize!
The family at Busch Gardens Skate~boy, Guitar Girl & The Beau
Bella~Mella & Guitar Girl posin' w/the poinsettias Before we left Busch Gardens, we went to a musical called "The Heart of Christmas." The show began with a Christmas carol. Sitting there, I thought they probably threw that one in to get it started and would then segue into the secular "Frosty the Snowman" and other holiday songs.
However, we were delighted and Blessed to hear one song after another about the real meaning of Christmas - the birth of Jesus!
They sang Silent Night, Mary, Did You Know?, Go Tell It On The Mountain, and Jesus, What A Wonderful Child! Another song I had never heard was a country styled song that I think was entitled Look Who Checked In Tonight. The six of us sat there in amazement! We sang along and enjoyed a wholesome concert that lifted up the name of Jesus...at Busch Gardens. There were no skanty costumes, no risque choreography and the audience cheered and clapped.So, thanks Busch Gardens for keepin' it real...for keepin' it really about Him!