Christmas baking and cheesecake fiasco...

Hello everyone! I decided to start some Christmas baking today and thought I would make a cheesecake. I usually use my aunt's recipe but it was lost when she moved recently. I thought I would get a recipe from one of the many sites online.

I got out my trusty old Kitchenaid mixer that I love!

I started with a graham cracker crust.

Then I mixed all 4 packages of cream cheese with sugar.

This is where it all went wrong!
I've seen on  cooking shows when using eggs that they are broken in a bowl first and then poured into a mixture, however...I was in a hurry and felt like an iron chef and decided to crack them over the mixer. That's  how one egg shell fell in the batter and was mixed up with all the wonderful cheese and sugar!
I quickly stopped the mixer and...held back the tears...all that wonderful  cream cheese, ten dollars worth!
After I regained my compsure, I proceeded to wade through the  batter and tried to pick out all the eggshells. I'm still hoping I got them all out.

Then I poured the batter into the crust.

Set upon a baking pan ( this is my old crusty trusty one)
Placed in a preheated oven for 40-50 minutes at 350 degrees

 I removed it from  the oven and let it cool and then  refrigerated overnight.
I won't bother you with the recipe because I used a combination of two!
Suffice it to say, it was pretty close to the recipe that comes on the package of Philadelphia cream cheese.

It looks great but I hope I got all those eggshells out!

 Thanks for stopping by!