Thursday, December 5, 2013

Wednesday, Wikimedia, TV Show

For some reason, Tuesday night I didn’t sleep worth a damn, maybe knowing I had to get up particularly early and not being 100% sure I had set the alarm on my CPAP machine correctly. Anyway, we were out most of the morning at the hospital, then I was cooking in the afternoon and finally napping a long time. With the result I didn’t achieve much, and certainly didn’t read anyone else’s blogs, so I have to do some catching up. Not today though, as I said yesterday, doctor’s again this morning, then bowling this afternoon. I’d better be out of the doctor’s in time to go bowling.

I made a small donation to Wikimedia Wednesday too, I believe they Wikimediaare doing a good job providing us with free, advertising free, information. They have a relatively small staff and yet their information is in almost 300 languages spread across the world which is pretty good I think. Most of their information is accurate and they do provide us with a way of correcting any information which we ourselves know to be incorrect. If you use Wikimedia as often as I do, I urge you to support them with a donation to ensure they keep up their good work
I picked up some episodes of Almost Human on iTunes the other night, so am hoping to watch them soon. At least there are no ads to spoil the flow of the show.

This is a recipe from Kraft, but it sounded like a good one for the season.

Bri Emery’s Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

photo by: Kraft

What You Bri Emery’s Strawberry Cheesecake Bites recipeNeed 

3 pkg.  (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
3/4 cup  sugar
1 tsp.  vanilla
1/2 tsp.  lemon zest
2 eggs
3/4 cup  sliced strawberries
16 honey graham crackers, finely crushed
3 tubs  (7 oz. each) BAKER'S Dark Semi-Sweet Dipping Chocolate

Make It

HEAT oven to 325ºF.
LINE 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and lemon zest with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended; pour into prepared pan.
BAKE 1 hour or until center is almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 2 hours.
USE foil handles to lift cheesecake from pan. Crumble cheesecake into large bowl. Add strawberries; mix well. Shape into 48 balls, using about 1 Tbsp. for each. Roll in graham crumbs until evenly coated. Place on parchment-covered rimmed baking sheet. Refrigerate 1 hour.
MELT chocolate as directed on package. Dip cheesecake balls, 1 at a time, in chocolate; return to baking sheet. Sprinkle with any remaining graham crumbs. Refrigerate 1 hour or until chocolate is firm.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Special Extra
Cut 4 additional strawberries into wedges. Use to garnish chocolate-dipped balls before sprinkling with any remaining graham crumbs and refrigerating as directed.
How to Soften Cream Cheese
Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 10 sec. or just until softened. Add 15 sec. for each additional package of cream cheese.

Have a great day


  1. Hi Jo - sounds like a troublesome time you're having - and I hope you can get some relief for the Christmas period and then on into 2014.

    Yes I contributed to Wiki too - as I certainly enjoy being able to look things up - not everything is 100% but that's fine and thankfully I'm aware of what might be a little biased .. but all in all it does an excellent job and I love being able to tap into it. Al journalism and reporting or blogging! is biased in some way - just sometimes the facts aren't quite right as such .. but support it I do.

    Cheers Hilary

    1. Thanks Hilary, nothing too major at the moment.

      I am glad you support them. They do provide a very good service. Even with inaccuracies, I would hate to see them disappear.

  2. Sorry you have so many doctor visits. Never fun.

    1. No but they seem to be more frequent the older I/we get.

  3. Hi Jo. I'm sorry to hear you have been doing the doctor rounds. Wikimedia is definitely worth a donation. And that recipe...yum !

    1. Thanks Denise, it's a pain but what can you do?