Last week, I dragged (drug?) both children with me to my favorite running/sporting goods store to try on new shoes. My well loved Brooks Trance 11s had taken me about 200 miles over the recommended limit, and my calves were feeling the effects of the wear and tear. Unfortunately for me, Brooks Trance 11, size 8, is not to be found. That is, unless you're some shoe-finding god and can get me a pair? Seriously. Color doesn't matter, size does. I tried on the new Trance 12s, among others, and eventually settled on
The first thing I did was make fresh lime curd. It was much easier than I expected, and much more delicious than I had hoped. I could have eaten the entire batch, still warm, with the biggest spoon in my kitchen. I didn't, though.
|I may have accidentally forgotten to scrape the pan with the spatula until after I had put the batch in the refrigerator. I definitely did not lick the pan. It was still hot.|
|Nothing to do with cheesecake, not a recent picture, and displays our playroom at its messiest.|
|See? This picture isn't nearly so cute as the one above.|
|Sugar, lime zest, and a splash of lime juice.|
|Cheesecake + Kayanos = BFF|
Of course, I ate the slice I cut from the cake. Then, I determined that if I ever had to choose one food to replace Husband, like, really had to had to, it would be this Cheesecake. I must say, I made all the right choices. The crust, being not too sweet, balances wonderfully with the sweet and tart lime curd. I worried that the raspberry sauce would be too rich, but when it is combined with all the other flavors, it is just plain perfect. And just when I thought the treat couldn't get any better, I bit into a juicy chunk of ripe mango. True story- I sent my sister the following text message:
I kinda want to lock it away and keep it all for myself, like I'm its abusive boyfriend, claiming, "Nobody else can love you like I love you!"
My advice? Don't touch The Cheesecake.
You thought I was obsessed with RUNNING? Ha!
If you HAD to choose one food to replace your partner, what would it be?