Thursday, November 27, 2008

Giving Thanks

Psalm 100

Shout joyfully to the Lord, all you lands; worship the Lord with cries of gladness; come before him with joyful song.

Know that the Lord is God, our maker to whom we belong, whose people we are, God's well tended flock.

Enter the temple gates with praise, its courts with thanksgiving.

Give thanks to God, bless his name; good indeed is the Lord, whose love endures forever, whose faithfulness lasts through every age.

Art by Jennie Brownscombe 1850-1936

Here is a pie we're going to enjoy (I hope) today: Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake, from this magazine cover. Rest assured that my pie looks exactly like that one, too. Oh, the drawbacks of currently not having a home computer. You can't see my pie. 'Tis a shame, as the Pilgrims said when their hard drives crashed. (Mules died.)

Anyway, you basically just do what you'd do with a regular pumpkin pie, except you combine 12 oz. of cream cheese, 1/4 c. sugar, and 1 egg, beating until smooth. Then you spread that mixture on the cooled crust. If you'd like, you can sprinkle it with chocolate pieces.

Or you could just be certifiably insane and not sprinkle the chocolate. You pour your pumpkin mix over that and bake 60-65 mins or until inserted knife comes out clean.

Now, that's assuming the knife went in clean, which is not necessarily a given in my kitchen.

Serves 8. Or 2, depending on how many people in your family you can elbow out of the way when you're serving yourself.

Happy Thanksgiving, Y'all.


Debbie said...

What a sense of humor you have! Sorry about your hard drive. I know how dependent we can become on our computers. I had that problem once too. Now I remember to back up everything after losing so many of my pictures. The pumpkin cheesecake looks yummy. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Debbie said...

What a sense of humor you have! Sorry about your hard drive. I know how dependent we can become on our computers. I had that problem once too. Now I remember to back up everything ... after losing so many of my pictures. The pumpkin cheesecake looks yummy. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Ballerina Girl said...

Happy Thanksgiving Linda!
I saw this recipe too, but haven't tried it yet...
I am sure it looks exactly as the cover and tastes yummy!

Debbie said...

Nice choice of verses.

The pie looks yummy!

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Jorge and the kiddos.

Tammy said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

I enjoy your blog!☺

Smilingsal said...

My daughter-in-law is making a pumpkin pie with cream cheese too. I'm just glad she's going to have pecan pie for me! Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

G.L.H. said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've enjoyed my little visit to yours. Have a wonderful day with your family!


Barbara H. said...

A very happy Thanksgiving to you, Linda!

Dorothy Champagne said...

Have been out of town, but wanted to post a big Happy Thanksgiving to you! I'll be back later to catch up on the posts I missed - after I get done with the silly green bean casserole :)

carol ~ i throw like a girl said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Linda! I hope you and your family have a wonderful day! I am thankful for you and I hope we get to meet up IRL again sometime soon!

Anonymous said...

Happy THanksgiving!

Sheryl said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Great verses.

Sheryl Dean

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

Didn't they shoot the cover in your kitchen?


Happy Day to you, friend!!

Mel said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Love Psalm 100 and although i don't like pumpkin that Cheesecake sounds totally yummy!!!!

Kingdom Mama said...

Oh my goodness, that pie looks soooo good!!

Tammy said...

The ONLY thing missing from today's Thanksgiving feast....pumpkin pie.

I'm at my sister's and her family does not eat it. I will be making it at home very soon! I missed it today.....sorta.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by...

[looks around]

Nice place you got here... I think I'll come back again.

Noticed your LOST countdown clock...I'm a junkie, too!

Chatty Kelly said...

Hope your cake turned out great, that you have lots of opportunities to work on your gingerbread house, and get shopping done for the holidays, while relaxing with your family.

You make me smile on a daily basis, and I'm really thankful for that. You have a gift.


(and because you asked dressing is softer and moister than stuffing, which is usually dry and cubed. Dressing is a very wet consistancy and you can't see any cubes. It's like conjealed. Sounds gross, tastes good. My dad makes the best and taught us to turn our nose up at stuffing.)

Mocha with Linda said...

FINALLY back online after my MIL's internet access being down since before I got here Tuesday!

You will laugh that we ended up with TWO pumpkin pies - I had ordered one because my FIL could eat it and my husband likes it. Then someone gave my MIL one. Sigh. At least she had some peanut M&Ms in the candy dish!!

Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

We are "God's well-tended flock," aren't we? Amen!

I am going to have to try that cheesecake. Yum!

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Sara@ Butterville said...

Looks YUMMY!
I made the candied apple cheesecake that was in the kraft food holiday magazine. It was easy and very sinful.
You are in for the drawing, good luck!
Is it wrong that I'm excited for I see what your saying? I totally just wait I'll get the camera in my face and become MUTE!

Becky said...

Nummy! Happy Thanksgiving :-D

Patrice said...

Sent Hubby out to the store yesterrday morning to get the stuff for this "O SO YUMMY" Pie. I was reading your blog yesterday morning and this pie was a must!!

Thanks so much, and trust me it would not of been good without all the chocolate chips!! YUM-O!!

Kelly @ Love Well said...

I made the same pie, Linda. It turned out fabulous. My only complaint was the pumpkin layer; it lacked a little oomph. The pumpkin pie I normally make has more spices in it. I think I'll substitute it next year.

But right now, I've still got almost two-thirds of this year's pie to eat. The double curse of loving to bake in a family that doesn't love to eat desserts.

fransmomma said...

that looks delicious!! and you would have to be certifiably insane not to sprinkle it with chocolate--i agree. i love your blog. i found it through sara, who i don't know, but she reads my blog. it's great how that works. :) i saw your work in youth ministry?? my husband is a youth pastor, so i'm obviously heavily involved as well. merry christmas!!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering where you got the template for your gingerbread man painted on the glass. I was gonna try that, but I want a snowman.