Wednesday, February 26

St. Matthias

Yesterday was St. Matthias' feast day.  He is an interesting figure in scripture.  He was with Jesus from his baptism and saw all that the other apostles did, but is never mentioned before or after he takes over Judas' roll among the other eleven disciples. (Some scholars say he is also known by either Nathaniel or Zacchaeus in the gospels; I need to do some research.)

To celebrate the day we had a small sweet treat and read Acts 1:12-26 after dinner.  

**Here is my ad-libbed recipe for mini blueberry and lemon cheesecakes.  These were solely the result of the fact I had some broken graham crackers and half a stick of cream cheese that was nearing the end of its life.  We've enjoyed s'mores a couple times over our fireplace this winter, but the second box of grahams I bought were in small pieces.  These little cheesecakes were quite good and not too sweet (with a birthday and Valentines day a week ago we are all sugared out!) and as they were a hit with the boys, I thought I'd share the recipe.

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 TBSP melted butter
mix and press this into mini muffin tins

4 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1 tsp corn starch
1/2 lemon squeezed
1 egg
Mix till smooth, spoon over graham cracker crusts, bake at 350 till firm (about 10 minutes I think)

1 cup frozen blueberries
scant cup of water
3 tsp corn starch
2 TBSP honey
boil, stirring constantly until a thick sauce forms, spoon over baked cheesecakes, refrigerate till time to eat

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