So, the other day, I managed to come home with half of a massive chocolate cheesecake.
Stay with me.
It doesn't really matter why I came home with half of a cheesecake but I quickly realized that if I didn't do something with this cheesecake, I would have to wear my yoga pants the for the next few days.
You get it, right?
Sucks having a sweet tooth.
So, I decided that I would cut it into slices and freeze them individually so I could take out one piece at a time. When I tried to transfer the cake from the box to a plate, it completely broke apart into a million pieces.
Did I tell you that I have a really hard time throwing anything away?
It's not like it landed on the floor or anything...it landed on the plate...just in a million pieces.
So, call me crazy, but I threw the entire cake into my standup mixer and mixed it all up. I lined a 9x13" pan with plastic wrap and, using a spatuala, smoothed it in the prepared dish and froze it solid (overnight).
So now what? I have frozen cheesecake bites. But, why stop there.
One cheesecake (if it's small, use a smaller baking dish - use whatever flavour you like - make it from scratch or buy a frozen one).
4-8 sheets of phyllo (did you know you can defrost a package of phyllo - usually takes time so overnight is the best - and then re-freeze whatever you don't use?)
Butter or cooking spray
So, there you go.
Gonna think twice before you throw something away now, aren't you?