It's been a while since I've posted so let me catch you up to date on things going on in the Mouser household. Last weekend my mom, grandmother and I went to Babies R Us just to find a baby memory book. Two and a half hours later we leave the store with much more than just a baby memory book. It was a great time to check out things for the registry and get input for two seasoned mothers. I never knew there were so many choices to choose from. Good news is I think we finally have things narrowed down so when we do go to register it shouldn't take 5 hours! Key word being "shouldn't".
This past Saturday we celebrated Brett's 29th birthday!! I was going to bake his favorite cake but then he decided he would really like a cheesecake. Great idea because I love cheesecake but I have never made anything other than the Jello No bake kind. The Jello brand is good but it's just not the same, and store bought, to me, just didn't seem personable enough. Soooo...I decided to tackle a home made cheesecake. I found a pretty simple recipe and went to work. Much to my surprise it turned out REALLY good thanks to my kitchenaid stand mixer. There is no way I would have been able to get it as smooth and creamy as the mixer did. I would almost say that it could compete with Cheesecake Factory. It was topped with fresh strawberries and everything!! While letting it cool for 4 hours in the refrigerator, we went to dinner at Alicia's in Cypress. If you've never been, it's worth a trip. Great food and even though it was crazy busy, we didn't have to wait for a table. Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband!