I am going to attempt to describe for you a temptation that is beyond my control. Ok…i know i am not supposed to crave this thing…but, what can i say…i have such a wonderful imagination that i can actually see, smell, and actually, almost taste it. What is this creation of temptation…why, it is cheesecake of course!
Now, although cheesecake made from a box mixture is good (darn good most of the time); it is nothing compared to the costly, made from scratch with real, fat provoking ingredients.
When you make cheesecake…you can do the right thing health-wise and use healthier ingredients such as fat free cream cheese and the yolk free eggs; but, really and truly…if you are going to cross the line and have cheesecake anyway…don’t you want to go all of the way and truly indulge in the full out sinfully good dessert? I know I do.
Real cheesecake made with the full fat cream cheese is a rich textured dessert. It is heavy and creamy with just a touch of a tangy taste. It is sweet; and slowly, melts in your mouth if you take the time to truly savor it’s richness. I have to admit…there are degrees of goodness when you enjoy the temptation of such a fine dessert.
I am diplomatic of course…i love them all. Whether it be a lemon twist, plain cheesecake; or, covering the tartness of that, with a full out sweet fruit glaze such as strawberry or blueberry you can’t go wrong. However, if you really want to feel guilty; i suggest something more exotic.
I personally, think you should commit totally to your decision to cross the line of healthy eating and, just go for the gusto. Choose a decadent chocolate cheesecake on a dark chocolate oreo base. Maybe add some fresh strawberries or cherries. Add a couple of shaved, chocolate candy curls for decoration purposes only (who are we fooling?).
Drizzle some topping, the kind meant for those choosing to wallow in syrupy goodness, such as caramel or a rich, chocolate fudge syrup to form a pool around the base of the wedge of cheesecake; it makes it look like Martha Stewart is serving it. Don’t cheat yourself and slice a skinny wedge…you KNOW you will just go back and have seconds if you DO; don’t ya? 🙂 That would make you look a little greedy…plus, this way…there is more than enough to leave a small portion on your plate; giving the illusion that you just couldn’t POSSIBLY eat it all….you know like the skinny model type women do when they go out to eat together! 🙂 It’ll be our little secret, LOL
At this point, you have gone three quarters of the way into your decision to depart from a sensible diet. If you are going to feel guilty anyway…why not take it to the limit? Dig out the whipped cream and some cashews or peanuts (if you want to claim a healthier nut additon…choose almonds or walnuts) and sprinkle them on top of your creation. Congratulations…you have created a temptation worth diving into! You might just be willing to give up a meal for this creation, don’t ya think?