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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Just look at the quality of that cheesecake...

Mmm... cheesecake.
You wouldn't believe I'd used ingredients from the Pound Shop.

Today is Lisa's birthday (Happy Birthday Lisa!), and with her now well into her late thirties, I decided it was about time I baked her a cake. So having scoured the internet for the perfect recipe yesterday morning, I finally settled on this Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake. It's only 75 calories a slice. If you cut it into a hundred slices.

At Asda you can buy frozen cheesecakes for £1. The ingredients for this culinary masterpiece cost me £8.90. I think I'll freeze half and make her have it next year as well. But on the bright side, Lisa and I shared the slice pictured above for breakfast this morning (it was gone about two minutes after I took that photo), and it is stunningly delicious. Even if I say so myself. It'll be well worth the 7lb weight gain.

As unbelievable as it may sound however, that cheesecake is not the highlight of Lisa's day. Oh no. That particular event is set to take place later this afternoon somewhere in the wilds of Sussex, and despite having been on the phone to her Mum and sister for the past forty-eight hours, trying to extract information from them, Lisa still has no idea what we're doing. I've told her it's something Dave would enjoy, so she's terrified we're playing cricket.

Anyhoo, I was up half the night sacrificing chickens to the weather god, and I'm pleased to say it's paid off - it actually looks like August out there today. I know, I can't believe it either.