We arrived back home at four o’clock this morning after a very long and somewhat perilous trip all around Greece! We took the ship last week (anywhere from 10-13 hours long) from Lesvos to Kavala, drove to Halkidiki (stayed a week), drove all the way to Athens, and took the ship back to Mytilene, I think we covered some serious ground.
Everything went smoothly until Athens, the BIG city. It is about a 5-6 hour drive from north to south Greece, unless there is a detour like ours, then it is around 7 hours. Needless to say we ended up arriving around midnight and were trying to find our hotel. Including a little culture shock, this “village” girl was a bit overwhelmed when a dozen or more cops suddenly appeared out of nowhere to arrest a guy on a motorbike, directly in front of us. It was a surprise attack
and I might have peed my pants a little. The other interesting addition to our trip was the over an hour delay on our ship home when someone called in a bomb threat. I seemed to be the only one who felt nervous and anxious when they made the announcement, it didn’t even phase anyone else around me, they just continued being Greek smoking and chatting! Really people.?! Everything ended up fine (Praise the Lord), I guess someone was just going to be late for the boat and found an excuse to delay until they could make it.
All in all, we had a wonderful trip but are glad to be back in our own bed! After lots of laundry and getting things in order, we should be back in the swing of things by Monday. I wanted to share a recipe with you since it has been a while though. This is something I made a while ago and came across the pictures again. . . Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Cupcakes!
I had a bag of chocolate chip cookies left over from an experimental batch. They were delicious, but didn’t have enough flour and were a bit flat. Instead of throwing them out, I thought all of about 2 seconds before I decided to mix them into a scrumptious cheesecake. Philadelphia cream cheese can be kind of expensive here on the island if it is not on sale, so to mix things up a bit . . . I made individual cupcakes. The only thing missing were cupcake liners, they are also unaffordable for this island girl. Other than that, they were perfect!
See for yourself that the results were delectable!!!!!
It was the same cheesecake recipe here, but only halved. I used the cookies with a little butter to make the crust and added a few in the middle with a handful of chocolate chips too. The melted chocolate was used to add a bit of decor to the tops.
This cheesecake recipe is a lush, thick, and super creamy one! Now that strawberries are in season I am dreaming of a strawberry cheesecake!!!!