We celebrated our oldest daughter's birthday together last evening. A very simple dinner on the porch, on a perfect summer evening. Tempetures not too high...humidity low, just like I prefer. Since time was of the essence, this was my creation for her birthday "cake". I will share what I used to do this, just in case you ever need a quick, inexpensive way to celebrate someone's birthday, who really enjoys cheesecake.
You would think, looking at this box in the grocery store, that this would not be anything exceptional...but it is.
First package...add melted butter and sugar. Stir and divide into 12 muffin cups with cupcake papers. I used an empty babyfood jar to condense the crust.
Package 2...whip with cold milk. I also added 3/4 teaspoon of vanilla. Pour into 12 muffin papers on to the graham cracker crust. Refrigerate until settled. I used a partial can of Blueberry Pie Filling mixed with fresh blueberries, and topped each small cheesecake. Next I took Cool Whip and put it into a plastic bag with tiny cut out of the corner of it, to add a dollop to each one.
Some washed faux flowers, birthday candles, and a few hours spent in the refrigerator, created a simple, inexpensive, delicious birthday treat
We also celebrated our SIL's birthday. His favorite dessert is vanilla ice cream.
I placed these chocolate dessert shells on a tray, added a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a dollop of whipped topping, and sprinkled crushed Heath Bars over the top. This dessert also spent the day in the freezer. I had four camping ornaments that I added to this tray, representing his enjoyment of camping.
These small desserts were also a hit. They took so little time, and I did not have any last minute stress. We had a good time celebrating together. I close with this picture, that is certainly one of my very favorites. I discovered this scene of little brother with big brother, when I walked into the family room in the late afternoon. How sweet!!