Monday, August 22, 2016

As Time goes By

So sorry! Supper was half over before I remembered that I was going to take pictures of it. 
We had slow-roasted beef, fresh from the garden potatoes, carrots and coleslaw. 
I did remember a picture of the best part...the birthday girl and cake.

God bless you, Melissa, on your 22nd Birthday

As time goes by we learn a thing or three about its clocks
How round and round the hours go in teeny ticks and tocks
And all the while we smile and bear the cares of now and here
Tick-tock, tick-tock whispers the clock and steals another year

As time goes by we try to make the best of its demise
We grapple with the gray and gold that tumbles through our sighs
And learn how swift the gift of holding turns to letting go
How soft the tick and tock of time delivers blow on blow

As time goes by we realize its bite-size bit by bit
How nothing stays the same for long so we should cherish it
Tick-tock, tick-tock, whispers the clock and turns summer to fall
Sometimes it seems like time does not leave us much time at all

As time goes by it leaves behind the way things used to be
Its give-and-take a subtle, aching synchronicity
And often we are shaken by its bitter-sweet finesse
Tick-tock, tick-tock whispers the clock with double-edged caress

As Time goes by we sense a silent but undeterred Force
How, the longer we live the nearer we come to its Source
Tick-tock-tick-tock, whispers the clock that only God sustains
Tick-tock, tick-tock, whispers the clock ‘til only Soul remains

© Janet Martin

Unbaked Chocolate Cheesecake

1 1/3 cups Oreo cookie crumbs (I used broken Choc.-chip cookies)
1/3 cup melted butter
Mix and press in 9" springform pan.

2 (250g each) pkg. cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1 envelope or 2 1/4 tsp. unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
4 squ. semi-sweet chocolate, melted
1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped

Beat cream-cheese until smooth. Blend in sugar. Set aside. Sprinkle gelatin over cold water. Let sit 5 min. Stir over low heat until gelatin dissolves then blend gelatine mixture into cheese mixture. Beat in melted chocolate. Fold in whipped cream. Smooth over prepared crust.

Melt 4 ounces( 4 squares) semi-sweet chocolate. stir in 1/3 cup sour cream.
Spread on cheese-cake.
Garnish with fresh raspberries (optional)
Chill 4-6 hours before serving.


  1. Replies
    1. thank-you:). Yes, very yummy. I took the cheese-cake part from one recipe and the topping from another. it was very good. But for those who love marshmallows, coconut etc, the actual topping recipe was marshmallows, toasted coconut and pecans sprinkled on top then drizzled with melted chocolate.


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