The Children's House End of Year Lunch was on May 20, 2016. We had a lot of preparation to do!
We are grating cheese to use for the lunch!
We are drawing a sign to welcome the parents.
Scooping the cheesecake mix takes a lot of focus.
We are buttering loaves of bread and adding garlic cloves before we put them in the oven.
We are cutting up the cooked chicken that will be going in the salads.
I am mixing up the ingredients for the salad dressing. A classmate is helping me squeeze lemon juice for the dressing.
We ate lunch outside today because the tables are all set up for the End of Year Lunch!
I am setting the table - all the utensils are neatly placed. Now it's time for the bread!
We are adding finishing touches of tomatoes to the salads.
Our guests have arrived!
We welcomed all the parents to the End of Year Lunch.
Now it's time to bring in the salads!
We hope you enjoyed your salads!
We are waiting outside before we bring out the next course - dessert!
We are setting out the desserts and getting ready to bring them in.
Parents got to enjoy mini cheesecakes and tea for dessert!
Xiao-zhang greeted parents at their tables.
It's time to say goodbye! Thank you for coming to the End of Year Lunch!
If you enjoyed the cheesecake at the lunch and you are interested in making it at home with your children, please see below for the recipe!
Mini Cheese Cakes
Items and Ingredients:
- Foil liners or muffin molds (21/2 inches) - 20
- Muffin baking pans
- Nilla wafers – 20
- Philidelphia cream cheese – 2 packages (8 ounces each)
- Sugar – ½ cup
- Vanilla – 1 tsp
- Eggs – 2 large
- Duncan Hines Fruit Toppers or Pie filling (strawberry, blueberry or cherry)
- Pre-heat the oven at 325 degrees
- Line the muffin baking pans with the foil liners or muffin molds
- Place one Nilla wafer in each foil liner
- Using an electric beater mix the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla together
- Add eggs and beat until smooth
- Spoon the mixture over the Nilla wafers, filling the liners ¾ full
- Bake on the middle rack for 25-30 minutes. The cheese cakes will puff up.
- Place the muffin pans on a wire rack to cool down. The cheese cakes will deflate.
- Top with the fruit topping and chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours minimum or overnight for best results
- To serve, leave the mini cheese cakes in the liners and place them on a serving platter.