Saturday, July 19, 2014

THM Strawberry Cheesecake in a Jar

I found this cheesecake recipe on Pinterest. It is not a THM recipe, but didn't take much to convert it. The original recipe can be found here. It is for one serving, but I multiplied by 4 to make 4 jar servings.  That way I could freeze some and have a convenient, delicious dessert on hand.  I like this recipe because it doesn't call for whipping cream, which I don't always have.

This is how I made it.

  • 1/2 c fat free sour cream or fat free greek yogurt
  • 3/4 c low fat cream cheese
  •  3 Tbsp Truvia
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, beaten fluffy 

    Mix together and distribute evenly into 4 236ml greased canning jars.   Microwave, 2 at a time, for 1 min.  Open microwave door for 20 secs.  Then microwave again for 20-30 secs.
    Place in fridge until cooled.  In the meantime, slice enough strawberries to fill the jars to the top. Mix them with some Truvia or other sweetener.  When the cheesecakes are cooled, fill the jar to the top with strawberries and place the lid on.
    They are better eaten the next day, if you can wait. And if you're not going to eat them the next day, put them in the freezer and take out the morning you want one. Just place in the fridge for the day and you will have a delicious, healthy dessert waiting for you.

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Month at a Glance

    I can't believe it's been almost a month since my last post!  We have had GLORIOUS weather here and have been taking complete advantage of it. We also had our Stampede 2 weeks ago and we were able to take in 5 shows this year, including a free Corb Lund concert.  Probably only folks from Canada will know who that is:)

    Anyway, here are some of the things we've been up to this past month;

    We are in the middle of a garage build. Larry found a great deal for a 24x24 garage kit and bought it.  But before we build, we had to move our old "garage" out of the way. 

    Larry and Rebekah are adding cross beams and braces so they can jack it up and put the wheels under it to move it.

    Larry and Rebekah are half way to the new spot! I can't believe we moved it with our small tractor!

    Just this week we were able to pour the cement pad.  You can see the old garage in it's new spot in the background. Hopefully we can get the TranX trailer cleaned out so that we can sell it to help pay for the new garage.

    My hubby celebrated his birthday last weekend.

    My Grandpa passed away last month. I will miss him.

    Now on to my garden.  I am having huge troubles with the quack grass.  This is the first time this ground has tilled up and it is lacking all the nutrients it needs. We added lots of donkey manure and old straw.  Next year I'm sure the soil we be better. But, we are getting blessed with plenty of good plants growing.

    At one end of the garden I planted a berry patch.  Here are some of the blueberries ripening. I can't wait!  We also have Haskap berries, raspberries, blackberries and rhubarb planted there.

    A zucchini plant. I can't wait for zucchini this year. Otherwise known around here as Trim Healthy Mama pasta.

    I planted a lot of cabbage this year. I love it fried with bacon, butter, onions and a little garlic. I'm going to cook up some and try freezing it.

    This is canola.  I noticed as it started growing that bugs were eating it. And from the leaves, it looked like it is from the cabbage family. So, I left it growing around my cabbage and so far I don't have any bugs in my cabbage.

    This is the first time I've grown kohlrabi.  In fact, I don't know much about it. But Larry bought me some seeds for Mother's Day because his mom always grew it when he was a boy. I was so excited to learn (after 20 years of knowing him) that there are other vegetables other than potatoes and corn that he would eat.  If anyone has any suggestions on what to do with it, I'd appreciate hearing from you.

    And finally, some of our apple trees are producing this year.  We just had some hail last night though, so I will have to see if there if any damage.
    We also went to the beach twice, celebrated Canada Day, had our homeschool field day and had a quick visit with our brother-in-law, nephew and neice.

    Now, I'm off to a farm yard sale.  I'll post if I find anything wonderful.