It seems to me that my blogging friends understand my compulsions better than any of the friends I have close. For instance: being a foodie, and just wanting to write all about it. Or being a complete book nerd.
But you, YES YOU....You who are reading this right now? You get me. (or at least you put up with me and I can't see you rolling your eyes or hear you sigh).
I'm telling you this because when I first came upon Brenda's Canadian Kitchen and saw that she did "Cookbook Sundays", I thought WOW, this is so cool, she "gets" me. She gets me because I had made a challenge to myself to make something from very cook book I own. I found that I was easily distracted. Cookbook Sundays would help to keep me on track. I was sure of it.
And so began the relationship between Brenda and I.
Brenda and I...we're taking it to the next level. Yep. We are daring like that. We.....are.....actually......going to meet! YAY!
Who would have ever thought it would happen. She lives in Toronto, which is the cultural, entertainment and financial capital of Canada!
I live in Winnemucca, which is the Crossroads of the West (2 freeways intersect. Two. Whole. Roads. woooo! ).
But Brenda and her husband have a dirty little secret; they love Las Vegas.
It's in Nevada. I live in Nevada. They flew into Vegas on Sunday.
The Handyman and I are driving thru Vegas on Wednesday.
We talked, we planned, we brainstormed. And finally Brenda came up with a plan. We are all meeting for lunch at Toby Keith's 'I love this bar and grill'.
Just remember, What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas. There is no telling what might go on.
(but I'm sure one of us will take pictures and post them on our blog sometime).
You will have to stay tuned to find out.
I'm very excited.. (oh, and tomorrow is her birthday....go to her blog and wish her a happy day!)
I will be gone for a few days, so I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving a couple of days early and leave you with this great coffee cake I made on Sunday. (and no I didnt' get it up on Cookbook Sundays, bad me! I'm going to have a talk with Brenda about keeping me on track!)
Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake
2 pkgs. Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
1 pkg. cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 can cherry pie filling
1 egg white
1 tsp sugar
Roll out crescent rolls in a rectangle. Cut 1-inch strips all the way down both sides. You want to leave about 6 inches in the middle. Mix the cream cheese and sugar together and spread down the center. Spoon the cherry pie filling over the top. If you use a fork you will not get all the juice. Fold the crescent rolls over the top. Mix egg white and 1 tsp sugar and paint the top of the coffee cake. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
Have a great Thanksgiving everybody!
P.S. I have my stack of Pumpkin Pie recipes to take with me. We are going to have a Pumpkin Pie throw down in Phoenix!!
And my stack of holiday books for the Thankfully Reading Weekend and The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge, to read on the 12 hour drive. NO, I'm not doing the driving...the Handyman is.
And most important is...I get to see my son and his family. My granddaughter Cassandra.