Monday, April 16, 2012

Weekend Recap and Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe

Being out of town the past two weekends I was thrilled knowing we would be staying put this weekend.
Our plan was to catch up with people we haven't seen in a while.

 We kicked off the weekend by meeting The Mrs. and The Mister for dinner and drinks.
Of course, Sarah and I have hung out several times on our own, but it was the first time our husbands had met and I think it was a success!
Can't wait for the 4 of us to catch up again soon. 
 Saturday we were up early doing the 5,134 errands on our list.
By noon I was making a strawberry cheesecake for a cookout later in the evening at our neighbor's  Lulu and Keith's house.
It's been a while since we've seen them and the other neighbors.

 Since strawberries are in season I knew I wanted to make some sort of strawberry dessert.
Originally I thought of making a shortcake but decided on this no bake cheesecake instead.
 Let's establish one thing.
I'm a big cheesecake lover but not of the NY style cheesecake.
I'm a fan of those cream cheese/no bake style pies/cakes.
 So this one was PERFECT!
Almost a chiffon style pie!
Everyone loved it because it was fluffy and light!!
 I can't wait to make it again this Summer and add blueberries for Memorial Day or the Fourth of July.
 Lulu and Keith outdid themselves on their cookout.
She'll have details over at her blog.
 It was a GREAT way to kickoff Spring in the neighborhood!
 I can't wait to get together again and try out some more fun, new recipes!
The six of us are already planning our next progressive dinner!
Spring/Summer style!

As for Sunday...
It was a lazy day even though I did manage to get out and walk 2-miles and finish a book.
I'm trying to rest up because I'm heading back to California for work this week.

So, how was your weekend?


I Do Declare said...

I want to come live in your neighborhood, y'all always have so much fun.

Will keep that recipe on hand, too - Dan loves cheesecake and I've never made one.

Unknown said...

What a great weekend! We did almost the same things. Saturday night with friends was full of laughs. Happy Monday!

donatelli98 said...

I need a nice relaxing weekend ... have fun in Cali! You have been there quite a bit for work lately!

Mandy said...

Will def have to try your cheesecake....I tried to make a cheesecake about a month ago and it was just terrible! I made it for a dinner party at our house and the guests were totally choking it down and trying to be polite. Ha!

Annie said...

That cheesecake looks so good. Perfect for 4th of July too!

nomo wino daph said...

Now that looks like a fun weekend!! You all look great:)

You need to link that delish recipe up on the last Friday of the month for my recipe swap!!

Hope your having a great Monday,

starnes family said...


Lots of time in Cali! Anywhere near me?

Leigh Powell Hines said...

Love the cheesecake. It looks great.

What a fun weekend. Have a great trip to Ca. Are you in a Four Seasons again? Jealous.

Tricia said...

Your cheesecake looks amazing. I am home this weekend and can't wait. I've been away or family in town the past few weekends, so I hear ya about finally being home and just catching up on stuff. Let's hope this weekend has gorgeous weather!

Ashley said...

Your food makes me drool!! I cant wait to have a weekend home...I need to make that happen!

Alycia Grayce (Crowley Party) said...

Oh man, that dessert looks absolutely WONDERFUL! :) The picture where your cooking the strawberrys.... *mouth watering* Loving your fun and cute blog!

Jo said...

I want to be your neighbor! You are always doing something fun. That cheesecake looks SO yummy! Too bad this diet I'm on doesn't offer it as a suggested low cal option :) As always, you look fabulous!

Have a great week ~

Nikki said...

Yum! You guys already look so summery, I'm jealous!

donna said...

Yum! what a fun weekend!

Anonymous said...

Your strawberry cheesecake looks so good (and very pretty)!I haven't had cheesecake for such a long time! Now I have a craving for some!


Nikki said...

I love strawberry cheesecake. You're making me hungry!