Thinking The Inedible: The Plan As It Now Stands (Cooking For My Family, Part 2)


Ok, it’s 1:16 AM and I am in my living room watching a cheesecake cool.

You see tonight I made dessert for tomorrow night. I am planning ahead. Sarah Moulton would be so proud.

I made a cheesecake from a Wolfgang Puck book I skimmed through today at the bookstore. The cheesecake is called “Cookies and Cream Cheesecake” and it looks phenomenal. Well except for the whole “I didn’t use a water bath because mom doesn’t have a roasting pan and now the top is all cracked and puffy and scary looking” factor. But, again, the ingredients are scrumptious so how can it taste bad? Report to follow.

Otherwise, I have my soup planned: Butternut Squash and Apple Soup with Bacon.

Now I’m just trying to figure out the main course and the sides. Thank you all for your kind suggestions. But I think I need to do this on my own. It’s a growing up kind of thing. Time I became a man–a man who makes butternut squash soup.

I wish I’d brought my camera wires, I could show you my cheesecake. As it stands, I’ll use dad’s camera tomorrow to take pictures of the dinner and then write all about it before I go to bed. Unless my family stones me because the food tastes so bad. Wish me luck!

2 thoughts on “Thinking The Inedible: The Plan As It Now Stands (Cooking For My Family, Part 2)”

  1. Adam, sounds like you’re doing fine — as long as you have a winning dessert, you’re already ahead of the game. If you’re worried about the appearance, garnish the top with something to hide the cracks — anything, some berries or some whipped cream out of the can and some extra oreos or whatever cookies are in the cheesecake itself.

    The suspense is killing…can’t wait to hear what you finally end up making for the main course, and how it goes over…

  2. Good luck, Adam! I have no doubt it wil be lovely.

    But I do just want to point out that apparently really neither of your parents owns a roasting pan or a wooden spoon. Your dad doesn’t seem to have stepped up to buy them either, right? And cooking and cooking supplies are not an exclusively female responsibility, right?

    Actually some men even LIKE to be in the kitchen. It’s weird, but it’s true.

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