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November 29, 2014
 

I didn't burn the cheesecake this time. But of course, there is a huge crack right in middle of it. I give up. Who cares about perfection anyway, right? Right! I suppose I could just look at this as a big huge "X" for a very "Xiong" pumpkin cheesecake!

My sister-in-law has suggested that I bake my next cheesecake in a water bath. It's suppose to help prevent the cheesecake from cracking. I'm not sure when I'll be making a cheesecake again, but I'll definitely give the water bath a try next time.

With or without the crack, the pumpkin cheesecake was still delicious. And really, it's a double layer pumpkin cheesecake.

Enough about the damn cheesecake. Overall, I was able to stick to my timeline from yesterday and everyone was happy after their food coma! Here's a list of everything I made:

     Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

     Slow Cooker Stuffing

     Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style

     Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

     Cranberry Sauce

     Grandma's Green Bean Casserole

     Mouse's Macaroni and Cheese

     Easy Turkey Gravy

Maisee Xiong: The Daughter & Pumpkin CheesecakeAnd a very happy daughter (who not too long ago discovered cheesecake)!

 

 
November 29, 2014 - 11:54 PM
 
I burnt the damn pumpkin cheesecake! Apparently I preheated the oven to 375 instead of 325. Who would have thought that 50 degrees would make such a huge difference. Ha ha. The joke's on me. I decided that I've had enough and went to bed. As I laid in bed, I kept thinking about the damn cheesecake. Restless, I ran to the store and picked up some more cream cheese. In the end I decided that I was not up for making another cheesecake. The cream cheese is on the counter. At least it will be ready for me in the morning.
 

 
November 28, 2014 - 7:38 AM
 
One of the "5 Signs You May Need a Thanksgiving Break" listed at work really hit the nail on the head: You volunteer to cook Thanksgiving and you're thinking of asking for a Project Manager.

And the Project Manager in me came up with this:

    Today:
      brine turkey
      pumpkin cheesecake
    Tomorrow:
      1100: stuffing
      0330: turkey
      0400: mashed potatoes
      0530: cranberry sauce
      0600: green beans
      0630: mac cheese
      0700:
          turkey out
          green beans, mac cheese in
          gravy
      0800: EAT
Maisee Xiong