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Friday, May 28, 2010

Frivolous Friday!!!

Well....it's Friday....again....ALREADY!!! 

 What a week this has been.  I've had something to do every day this week....so I'm hoping that today, I can rest a bit.  I'm looking forward to tomorrow, though....because we're going to a wedding.  
A precious young man in our church....actually he's our youth minister.....is getting married tomorrow!!!

So....I want to wish Brandon and Tracy a happy, blessed marriage!!!


Congratulations.....your church family adores you!!!


Two things that I got to do this week.....was to meet a  couple of sweet ladies for lunch....but not the same day!!!  
On Tuesday, Jess and I had lunch with Ms. Marenda.  I hadn't seen her in years, but we keep in touch thru e-mail and our blogs.  It was so good to see her....she hasn't changed one bit....still just as beautiful as when we worked together....inside and out!!!

She brought me some material....with....CARDINALS!!!

Then....yesterday....I had lunch with my friend, Dawn.  It had been months since we saw each other.  We did our usual....lunch....then Hobby Lobby!!!
And.....here's what she brought me.....
.....these girls know me so well.....


I love it all....but especially the box!!!

  Now....if you're planning on a Memorial Day weekend celebration.....what better way to celebrate than with CHOCOLATE....and CREAM CHEESE?!?!?!? 
Can you say....YUMMY?!?!?

Chocolate Cheesecake Squares
(courtesy of Martha Stewart)

Makes 9
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 8 chocolate wafer cookies
  • 1 bar (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large whole egg plus 1 large egg white
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.  Line with two crisscrossed pieces of parchment or wax paper, spraying between sheets.  Spray lined pan;  set aside.
  2.  Process cookies in a food processor until finely ground. Gently press crumbs into bottom of prepared pan (do not rinse processor bowl).
  3. Blend cream cheese and sour cream in food processor until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Add cocoa, cornstarch, sugar,
    egg, and egg white; process until smooth. Pour into pan; sprinkle with chocolate chips.

  4. Bake until just set, 35 to 40 minutes; cool completely in pan.  Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Invert onto a tray; peel off paper and re invert crust side down.  Cut into 9 squares.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend, my friends!!!
In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!! 

    7 comments:

    1. Love the cardinals - they are my favorite bird. The chocolate bars sound yummy!

      Have a blessed weekend.

      Joan

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    2. I'll be at that wedding too. I am off tomorrow and when I asked over a month ago, didn't realize it was a holiday weekend so I'll have 3 days off in a row woohoo!!!! Can't wait to see them tie the knot. Your materials are very pretty and those other things are you. The chocolate looks good but I'll just keep looking at it. We'll see you tomorrow. Love ya............. :) P.S. I've been seeing a lot of cardinals out on the route and I always think of you.

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    3. Hello. I am visiting from New Friend Friday. Jeremiah 29:11 is one of my favorite verses.
      Theresa
      www.beingrefinedassilver.blogspot.com

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    4. I love the finches on the fabric and the box is great!

      Best wishes for a blessed union for your youth minister and his bride.

      Have a safe and enjoyable weekend.

      Thanks for being my music!

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      Happy Friday!!

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    6. Thank you Ms. Debbie for the sweet comment. I really enjoyed our time together.

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