Not exactly the weather for the frozen desserts, but I promised for so long. It was quick, easy and tasted ten times better then ready made, but I still prefer a baked cheesecake. As a base I used this recipe but exchanged cream cheese to the ricotta. Overall I’m pleased with my first no-bake cheesecake. E helped a lot; I am not in the cooking mood lately at all. Even a basic salad is an effort to toss. May be it is the weather, may be the end of the term or may be a flu is trying to get me.
E missed chicken pie on Tuesday – school camp. Yesterday she came home tied, miserable and hungry. Camp menu looked good on the paper, but turned out to be a canned/box food mainly. Especially my baby was surprised that mushed potato can come from powder, mixed with water. Never they appreciate my kitchen effort as much, as after couple of days of school/camp grub. To make up for the missed pie I decided to make her something sweet using the same dough recipe (midweek deserts are not usual with me). I was quick, honestly, I was. But she fell asleep and missed the dinner entirely.
During the term it is a rear occasion, but on the holidays, when kids are at home, we can spend some time in the kitchen together. Home made pasta dishes is almost a tradition with us already . Ukrainian varenyky (aka pierogi) this time. It is like playing with plasticine, only we can eat the results. I like different small shapes and it isn’t that long to make, when you have three willing helpers. For the sake of laughs kids always sneak in “a wrong” shape. See if you can spot the odd one.
Dough: Eggs, flour,salt
Filling: Mashed potato, sauteed onions