*climbing off of my soapbox now*
It was too hot yesterday to even think about turning on the oven or even the stove. We had flat bread sandwiches for dinner. They were delish! And they didn't heat up the kitchen! Lemonade Cheesecake was just the right thing to top it off. This recipe came in my e-mail from Kraft today:
1 pkg. (8 oz) fat free cream cheese, softened
1tsp. Crystal Light Lemonade Flavor Drink Mix (1 packet of the "On the Go" mix was 1 tsp)
1/4 cup milk
1 tub (8 oz) Cool Whip Free Whipped Topping, thawed
1 ready to use graham cracker pie crust
Beat cream cheese and drink mix in bowl with mixer until well blended. Gradually add milk, mixing until well blended.
Stir in Cool Whip; spoon into crust.Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm.
It has just the right amount of lemon in it for me. I'm guessing if you want more of a lemon taste, you could add some more Crystal Light to it.
Speaking of lemonade, did you hear about the 11 year old in the big city next to where I live who raised $12,000 for an organization who feeds families in the area? Last year he raised around $4500, but got started a little earlier this year. Restaurants in the area allowed the boy to put jars near the cash registers, and a bank agreed to match up to $1386 that was collected on one day. Good for him!
The head football coach at UT (that's the real UT- Tennessee!) talked to the press Wednesday after practice. I don't know how great of a football coach he is (his dad is the legendary Vince Dooley of UGa fame), but I really like what he says! The heat must've been the topic of the day, because he addressed it and said something like: "It's hot. So what? It's hot in Louisiana (where he was the head coach at La. Tech), Tuscaloosa, Gainesville, and Athens. So what?" I think he was tired of everybody talking about it. He did mention that he didn't notice it was hot; he thought it was rather pleasant. Here's a clip of his talk. It's kind of long (a little over 5 minutes), but if you don't watch all of it, at least watch the first minute. I don't think he's going to coddle these boys! LOVE HIM!