Sunday, March 18, 2007

Its a long weekend here...

Mikaela is with her Dad at the beach.

Nath and I have 3 days together alone.

Saturday involved lots of running about and chores type stuff... like getting more glasses (you know how they always break in the dishwasher and all of a sudden you have none?) AND a whole lot of wooden coat hangers (40) to make a start on getting my wardrobe in super order. Its getting there. I had no idea how cheap those wooden coathangers are!! My dear younger sister {Leanne} enlightened me (she is such a little home-making Goddess)... bought a box of 20 for $17 at KMart... NO WAY! Yes WAY. So there you go, my wardrobe looks so special... I need more though. I need to do ALL of Nath's too. And spares. I like order, a lot!

And I made a "little" cheesecake... not so little... its huge, like 30cms... and there are TWO HUGE slices that have been eaten by Nath and I.
It is perfect.
Fabulous White Chocolate Cheesecake.
We ate two (much) smaller slices tonight also... surprisingly ~I feel a bit queazy!~

I share the receipe {bill granger} for your enjoyment also:
100g (3 1/2 oz) plain sweet biscuits
50 g (13/4 oz) butter, melted
250ml (1 cup) cream
250g (9 oz) cream cheese
250g (9 oz) mascarpone cheese
125g (1/2 cup) castor (superfine) sugar
500g (1lb 2 oz) whitel chocolate, melted
To Serve:
passionfruit pulp

Process the biscuits in a food processor until they look like breadcrumbs. Add the melted butter, process briefly, then tip the mixture into a 20cm (8 inch) springform tin lined with a disc of baking paper (I used silocone). Press the biscuit mixture firmly into the base of the tin, then put the tin in the fridge until you need it.

Using electric beaters, whisk the cream, cream cheese, mascarpone, sugar and chocolate together until smooth. Pour this mixture onto the biscuit base and put the cheesecake back into the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight. Serve drizzled with passionfruit pulp and cut into wedges. Serves 8.
Today we made two trips to the rubbish tip... got rid of a whole lot of stuff cramping up our garage. Mikaela's old, old, very old BED. A really disgusting old couch and a few bags of ... crap, old coat hangers etc etc. Now our garage is sparkly again. I like order.

Tomorrow ... another sleep in! French toast and maybe some scrapping... or more cleaning? I dunno, I mean it is not even spring here... but I have the fever. The cleaning fever. Seriously. I love clean and simple lines. If I have not used something in a year... it has to GO... GO GO GO! Then we only have what we DO need and DO use.. and nothing that we dont!

Its all great.
Srap... clean... whatever!

Oh and another exciting thing I discovered... Cathy Z has her blog up and running again, has done for 3 months!!! 3 months..... WHERE IS MY HEAD??? First the not knowing about wooden coat hangers being as cheap as chips {good quality ones too}!! THEN this. Sheez!

(hugs) and love out...


Wanda said...

Well, Bek, aren't you just a wonderful source of infomation today! I love it!! A recipe, a tip on wooden coat hangers, and a new blog to check out! I am going to do all three!
You've also inspired me to get going on my "Spring" cleaning!
I'm off to Walmart.

Angela Marie said...

Yummy... mmm! This looks so good!
Thanks for the recipe!

Sounds like you have had a full week-end! I have had the spring fever also! I have so much to go through! It can be so overwhelming though.... BUT I AM DOING IT! I love order too! :)

Shaz said...

I had the spring fever and all the motivation in my mind but my body said NO, so I left it then when bens sis came she started and I followed and we went through this place like whirlwind until I collapsed it was great, I love order and clen, clean everything.
It has seriously been lacking though.
AND you know I am seriously going to make this cheescake now (I will be bigger than you with no baby at the end of this pregnancy,Wink)

Love you Honey !!!!!!!!

Moo said...

WOW you are talking to a {hanger} nazi matching hanger, and I too thought they were too x-ie. Nesting already eh!?!

ceanandjen said...

Lovely and wonderful time with your honey! And you clean away super know where that bug is coming from!!!! he he

Oh, and I would not have known that you can purchase wood hangers for such a reasonable price you are not alone!

love to you