Saturday, November 22, 2008

Pink Saturday - Cherry Delight


Cherry Delight

Okay, this is more red than pink,  but I lost track of time and oops!  forgot today was Saturday .... I was out of sync all week.  Tuesday is usually my assistant's day off, but this week she swapped it for Wednesday.  So Tuesday felt like Monday or Wednesday and Wednesday felt like Tuesday....I was so mixed up.   
Yesterday my Dad ran me ragged.  We started a little bit of Christmas shopping, we went to Sam's Club (not just for the Samples - that day is always a farce), and then on to the grocery store to get our turkey (23 lbs for 10 people) - I think we'll have enough - don't you?   I actually filled my gas tank for  $1.71 per gallon.  $18.00 to fill my tank! Our day out always includes lunch and we chose Chili's this week.   I have the same thing I always have (how predictable) the Chicken Crispers with the loaded mashed potatoes, and my Dad had his Baby Back Ribs.
Oh yes, onto the recipe.....
Cherry Delight is a quick and easy version of a cheesecake dessert.
We have to make it for every holiday because everybody in the family loves it.  It is light and refreshing after all the heavy food.

Crust:
3 cups of graham cracker crumbs
1 stick of butter (melted)
1/2 cup sugar
Mix and press into the bottom of a 9x13 pan

Filling:
2  8oz packages of cream cheese (softened to room temp)
1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
1 8 oz container of cool whip
1 can of cherry pie filling

Mix cream cheese and powdered sugar with mixer until light and fluffy, fold in Cool Whip.  Spread mixture over the graham cracker  crust.  Refrigerate until firm.  Top with cherry pie filling.     

   I hope this qualifies as great pink substitute for you today.  To see some other great pink ideas visit Beverly @ How Sweet the Sound for the list of all of the other Pink Participants today!    
     
     I apologize for my lateness today, I finally re-upholstered my dining room chairs.  Nothing like a holiday to motivate me to get my projects done!  

Hope you all are having a Happy Pink Saturday

Robyn 

25 comments:

Smilingsal said...

I'll be your first Pink Saturday comment on Sunday! I actually came by yesterday and saw that you (apparently) were busy. I'm glad for you that you got those chairs done. It's the little touches like that we notice.

Happy To Be said...

GM Sweet Robyn..Great and yummy for PINK Saturday..I bet I have gained 5 lbs just go to these blogs and getting so hungry...have a great day dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Joy said...

Yummy!

Robyn said...

Hi Robyn!
Thanks for stopping by my Pink Saturday yesterday and the nice comments! (that is actually LAST year's tree - we put our's up the day after Thanksgiving) I'm trying to get around to everyone and that usually takes me two days - especially with all the holiday things we've been doing! The dessert looks and sounds delicious! Anything with cream cheese and I GO FOR IT! ha, ha. You really should give scrapbooking a try! YOu can be as elaborate or simple as you want - its up to you! An people always seem more interested in looking at your pics than if they are just stuck in plastic sleeves. Have a great week and stop by soon - I just became one of your followers - looking forward to your posts!

judicreations said...

Good Morning Robyn!!
Oh when I read your post for Pink Saturday I smiled...perfect! Your post is similar to my Friday and Saturday posts in that if you read my TGIF you "MAYBE" could have been like the lady in it..*lol*...AND I posted my PINK Saturday with something that was red and white but some of the colour was so pale I passed it on for PINK. funny actually.
AND Robyn you do know that red cherry filing and white cream cheese and cool whip make PINK!! so you were right on.

Have a lovely day.
Judi

Stephanie said...

Mmmmm...yummy!

Happy Pink Saturday...and..

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Stephanie

jerseygirl211 said...

Robyn,

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog, I honestly didn't know that I had won Artie's contest. I never expected to win. I thought for sure it would have been Vicky, her counter top is fantastic. Now I'm embarassed that I didn't check in earlier.

Big hug to you....
'D'

CC said...

I would like a very large slice of the cheesecake please. :). It look wonderful. Happy belated Pink saturday..come visit.

salmagundi said...

Cherry cheesecake sounds good to me! Have a great day. Sally

Tootsie said...

that is looking way too tempting! yummy!

Ellen said...

Happy Pink Saturday/Sunday. Cheesecake is my all time favorite. Yummy yummy...Happy Pinkness
Kindrely, EllenL a new blogger

Sweetie said...

Your cheese cake recipe would be nice for Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing.
Sweetie

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

This is one of my favorite desserts! I haven't had it in years and I don't have a clue where the recipe is so thank you , thank you, thank you for posting it! One can never have enough desserts this time of the year!

If by chance I don't get by again, you, Jacob and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Blessings and hugs,
Kathi :)

ksarra said...

That recipe sounds delicious! And how fun to go shopping with your Dad! I haven't even bought the turkey yet!!!

nikkicrumpet said...

YUM...ya gotta love cheesecake. It sounds like you're one busy lady...running around like a crazy person...you need to take a nice long nap!

Carrie said...

Just stopping by to let you know about the Holiday Giveaway on my nativity blog.

Here’s the link:
http://carolanativitygallery.blogspot.com/2008/11/holiday-giveaway.html
Carrie

Bo said...

I think you had a wonderful pink Saturday post...Yum! ;-) Bo

Mama said...

Pink or Red your Cherry Delight looks yummy.

in reply to your question re Prosecco you can have it with your Turkey, we have done that before with Chicken and Turkey.

We are having Melon and Prosciutto
for starter and Prosecco goes perfect with that too.

How exciting that your nephew was wed in Italy and blessed by the Pope, so cool!, did you go to the wedding?.

I love anything Giada D. cooks.

I am signing off until Dec 1st, so have a wonderful thanksgiving with your family, 10 people you will be busy, and enjoy the Prosecco, don't forget to serve it in Champagne flutes (it somehow tastes even better then hehe). Have fun!, hugs Kathy.

ps. I always have a glass of "Zonin" Prosecco when we go to Olive Gardens and that is very nice if you can find it in your store.

Mama said...

ops, just re-read your comment over at mine, and now realise that you said your nephew got engaged in Rome, so ignore my last comment asking you if you went to the wedding, phew must still be jet-lagged, bbfn, Kathy

jerseygirl211 said...

Robyn,
It's early Wednesday Morning and I just wanted to drop by and wish you and your son a HAPPY THANKSGIVING. I hope it's a day filled with lots of love around you.

Hugs
'D'

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Wishing you a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Happy To Be said...

Robyn have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving...hugs and smiles Gloria

auctiongirlvintage said...

Hey Robyn ... it's the day after Thanksgiving, and my mind is so blown that I thought your terra cotta rabbit was a naked turkey.

Hope you've had a great week!

Victoria

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Robyn. I am sorry that I am so late getting to this post. I'm trying to play catch up.

I think this looks delicious, and it is a yummy substitute for pink. I mean pink does come from red. ;-)

Geri said...

Hmm. Looks fabulous. I'll have to give it a try, since I love cherries, and it's so easy.