Though it's very abnormal for a pilot to boast, I must give in for just a few minutes. Why? Because I made homemade pumpkin cheesecake that was absolutely insane. It is a running joke within my family that all I can bake are brownies to put with ice cream and caramel sauce (by far my favorite dessert in the world). Though I take these accusations as a compliment, I thought I would prove them wrong by making something completely different for us to enjoy during Conference Weekend.
We invited T'liese and Joe over for the entire day to watch Conference in our home. They provided breakfast by making delicious chocolate-chip pancakes. If I had ever tasted them in my life, it had been years and had been shamefully forgotten. We watched the first session of Conference, which was especially a treat for me because I didn't get to participate in any of the Saturday sessions thanks to work. We visited for the couple of hours before the afternoon session got underway. I put a candy dish out and we nibbled on T'liese's fruit platter, but we were attempting to save room for dinner. About an hour before Conference came to a close, I fired up the oven to bake my homemade Chicken Pot Pie that I had concocted the previous evening. It was heavenly! I love comfort food, and it made me feel like it was fall (despite the temperature being almost triple digits outside).
After dinner, to let things settle before enjoying a yummy dessert, the boys played Worms on the Wii while the women watched and cheered. Is it wrong to condone aggressive violence by little worms blowing each other up on a game? They are almost too cute to mind! Just for the record, the pumpkin cheesecake made all of our wildest dreams come true. It was simply perfect, with a gingersnap cookie and pecan crust, thick and creamy cheesecake, and a delicious blend of spices and pumpkin perfectly sweetened. Thankfully I have a few more months of getting away with making it again. It was too good to only experience once!
Now my boasting is finished...