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Monday, July 27, 2009

Cheesecake Parfaits

Bruce and I had a great weekend together. Friday night I got a call from Costco that our glasses were in so I headed home to pick up Bruce so we could pick them up. I haven't taken pictures yet but will do it soon so that you can see our new looks.

On Saturday we headed down to the beach and spent just enough time there to get my shoulders nice and red. Ouch! I really didn't notice because I had my nose in a really good book called Happiness Key. It is about friendship and set in Florida. The characters are so much fun. I am already half way through it and will probably be done by next weekend.

On our way home from the beach we stopped at our favorite place to buy fish, Ward's Seafood. We ended up buying grouper cheeks and shrimp -both the manager's special - I love a sale.

Bruce was a fantastic husband on Saturday. When we got home he gave a nice foot rub and then he is cooked the Grouper cheeks for dinner. We just had them breaded in Panko Crumbs so they were nice and crispy on the outside.

On Sunday we had plans to work outside but it rained all morning. I always sleep so good when it is raining so when Bruce and I woke at 6 am but found it raining we both went back to sleep till 8. We did some grocery shopping and cleaning around the house the rest of the day.

For dinner I made a Greek style shrimp scampi. I forgot to take a picture of it but I am having it for lunch today so hopefully I remember and then will post the recipe later. It was really really good. Then for dessert I made Cheesecake Parfaits courtesy of Paula Deen but of course I modified the recipe to make it less calorie dense. Here is my version:

Cheesecake Parfaits
1 3oz box cheesecake instant pudding mix
1 cup half n half
1/2 cup skim milk
1 cup greek yogurt (I used fage 2%)
Reduced fat vanilla wafers, crushed
fresh raspberries
Directions: In a medium bowl, combine pudding mix, half n half, milk and yogurt. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Cover and chill 2 to 3 hours.
In individual serving dishes, layer pudding mixture, crushed vanilla wafers, and raspberries. Repeat layers, ending with raspberries, serve immediately.

I used my favorite martini glasses for some added fun and elegance. This was really good and we will definitely be having it again although next time I will probably use fat free half n half just to cut even more calories. Also, this would taste good with any other berry or even bananas as the fruit. So don't be surprised if I use something else next time.


  1. Yummy!!! Maybe in the next couple of months I will feel like cooking again and I will have to try out all these yummy recipes you keep posting!!

  2. Diana- Just come and visit and I will make all this yummy food for you. :)


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