Welcome to another fun day in our 12 Days of Christmas Event!
Christmas dinner is such a wonderful tradition for family and friends to visit and spend time together. When I was a little girl, my father's entire family met at Grandma's house for Christmas dinner and the exchanging of gifts. Of course, Santa would always show up, too!
Today, on the seventh day of Christmas, we're starting our own tradition, and we're inviting all of you to join us! Today is our big virtual Christmas dinner, and we'd love for all of our followers and friends to join us and bring a favorite dish! (If you'd like to include the recipe, that would be even better! Maybe Santa or one of his elves will even compile them all into a downloadable cookbook for us, too, if we're all good little crafters!)
Christmas Dinner just has to include Ham or turkey, or it just wouldn't be Christmas! Since we are hosting this fabulous dinner, it's only fair that Shelly's Images provide the turkey!
Mmmmmm and what a yummy looking turkey it is!
Now, for my contribution, I'm bringing dessert. Yes, yes, I know, we need some side dishes, too. I'm counting on the rest of you to bring those! I absolutely have to bring a no bake cheesecake, because it is a tradition in our house. If I don't make cheesecake for Christmas, I would have lots of frustrated hungry relatives on my hands who feel like they've been cheated if they don't get their cheesecake! Usually, I make three varieties, plain, cherry topped and blueberry topped. Today, I am bringing a plain cheesecake and toppings on the side, so that you can top it with whatever you like!
This cheesecake if very light and fluffy and people usually love it. If you've never tried it, you really need to! It is so so so yummy!
And for those of you who want to make it yourself, at home, here's the recipe:
No Bake Cheesecake
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 8 oz. tub of Cool Whip, thawed
1 graham cracker crust
1 can of cherry pie filling
In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with mixer on medium speed till fluffy. Add sour cream, sugar and vanilla; Beat until combined. Fold in whipped topping, then spread into crust.
Top with Cherry Pie filling. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until set.
Now that I have made you all hungry, who else is coming to our virtual Christmas dinner?! Tell us you're joining us and what you are bringing for dinner!