When he was a born he was a bag of bones . . .
and then he wasn't. :)
I seriously love this guy. He has the kindest heart. He is a very gentle spirit, but he looks menacing. Which is a sister's dream come true. I'm blessed with two brothers who terrify anyone who tries to date me.
But this is how I see them . . .
Anyway, Seth will be in Vegas for my big brother's bachelor party on Saturday, so we celebrated today. He wanted a pie buffet. I don't blame him. My mom is a pie Goddess. Taught me everything I know. :) But compared to her I am merely a goddess in Embryo.
I told him I couldn't afford to buy a gift, but that I wanted to contribute to the "pie buffet". I asked if he'd rather have another pie or a cheesecake. And he said, "um... I'd LOVE a cheesecake in there."
Perfect. Done. I can't grow money, but I can definately do a cheesecake. . .
Cheesecake is science.
It's neither cake, nor pie. It's more like a custard. And custards are highly dependant on egg perfection. Eggs are easily overcooked and overbeaten. Eggs are easily messed up.
Therefore . . . cheesecake...
It can fall.
It can crack.
It can be runny.
It can be dry and grainy...
it can be awesome.
So I felt like that was something I could do for my baby brother.
And then, I definately couldn't.
Cheesecake takes a long time to make. The prep time is only maybe 20 minutes, but then you have to bake it 15 minutes at a high temperature, then another hour or so at a low temp. Then it has to rest until it's completely cooled. Then it sits in the fridge for 4 hours. At least.
I guess you don't have to take all those steps, but cheesecake falls if it cools too quickly. It cracks for the same reason. So if you care about appearance (which I do) you have to monitor it.
Anyway... I felt really overwhelmed.
Around 2 am my mom came down. I was crying a little, so she told me,
"You don't have to do this if it's too much for you."
and I said,
"Yes I do, I love Seth way more than I hate food."
For the record, that's A LOT.
Birthday Cheesecake for the Seth Meister. . .
Happy Birthday Hubba Bubba.