Friday, April 13, 2018

Bible Study and Dessert

Tuesday was Bible study at my house, and we continued on in the Book of Revelation.

Like last month, I only served tea and a dessert. Dessert was a fluffy cheesecake from a recipe I've had for more than 50 years.  It came from my girlfriend's mother-in-law. It's light and fluffy because Carnation evaporated milk is whipped until stiff and blended into cooled lemon jello and Philadelphia cream cheese. The fact that it's no-bake makes it easy, but it does require chilling overnight.

I used my Royal Albert Old Country Roses china. My neighbor asked how many sets of dishes I have because I haven't repeated using any sets yet.  One of my girlfriends always says if you count the things in a collection that means it's an obsession, so I've never counted my dishes. But this was our 17th Bible study, so my love for dishes probably borders on obsession whether I count them or not! ;-)

My girlfriend, Lori, brought a box of Macarons that she purchased at Sam's Club and they were very good.  They come in four flavors - chocolate, vanilla, raspberry and pistachio.  They're in the freezer section if you want to check them out.

The tea I served was Mariage Fr√©res Marco Polo [a black tea]. The only place I'm aware of where it can be purchased in the United States is The Cultured Cup in Dallas, TX.  It's a very good tea.


  1. Hmm, I've never counted my dishes either. Now I have a reason not to! (LOL) I don't have complete sets of everything but I have a variety of different plates that I mix and match. And it's fun, not an obsession but something I surely enjoy, and I know you enjoy yours, too. Have a great weekend!

  2. I always think that things could be worse than having a dish (or teacup) obsession! At least, that's what I tell myself, Phyllis. I will need to check into that tea at the Cultured Cup. Your cheesecake sounds easy and wonderful!
    Also, your office renovation is so light, bright and cheery!

  3. I so enjoy reading your blog. For a novice tea consumer, it's very helpful.
    How do you decide on the tea you want to serve?


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