We decided one day that we really wanted to enjoy a cheesecake but since my toaster oven is tiny we opted for the no-bake variety.
We brought the box home and as I readied the mixing bowl a horrifying thought occurred: I did not possess a single pie plate! How in heavens could we have cheesecake if I didn’t own anything to put it in?
I said a few unprintable words then considered my dilemma. I needed something small to fit in my refrigerator but large enough to contain a cheesecake. We have a cast-iron skillet but the handle would have taken up an excessive amount of space so what to do?
Inspiration hit and I pulled out our soup bowls. I wasn’t sure how many I would need but I wanted to be prepared. I placed a thin layer of the graham cracker crust up the sides of the first one. It looked acceptable so I continued with the other two bowls and then mixed up the filling. After splitting the mix 3 ways I chilled the mix until solid and then topped them with cherries.
This ended up being the best cheesecake ever, seasoned by creativity. I rose to the challenge without having to buy something – and it felt good.