To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
November 3, 2013
SUNDAY SUPPER RICE PUDDING.....OH HOW SWEET
Sometimes we remember the past and......
we just need a hug
Sunday nights growing up, he remembers very fondly the evenings there would be his Mother's chocolate muffins for dinner. They were hot from the oven and served with cheddar cheese and strawberry jam. Strange combination, indeed, but what sweet memories that has made for him.
She remembers her Sunday nights as a child, when her Mother's apple dumplings were served for dinner. That buttery cinnamon syrup bathed each dumpling in the big baking pan. The aroma of nutmeg came from the kitchen and stayed with us into the night. Daddy ate his with milk. I can still visualize the image. These sweet memories belong to me.
SUPPER RICE PUDDING
2 cups long
grain rice, cooked
2-1/2 cups whole milk, divided
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
In a large
mixing bowl, combine ingredients consisting of cooked rice, 1-1/2 cups milk,
sugar, vanilla extract, lemon zest, and salt.
separate mixing bowl, beat the eggs together then beat in the remaining 1 cup
milk until mixture is thoroughly blended. Stir egg mixture into the rice
mixture and then pour finished product into a prepared 2 or 3 quart casserole
pudding in a preheated oven at 350 degree F. for about 30 minutes. After 30
minutes of baking remove casserole dish from the oven, stir pudding gently,
then sprinkle nutmeg over the top. Return casserole dish to the oven and
continue to bake pudding for another 40 minutes until the pudding turns lightly
brown and set.