Saturday, October 2, 2010

Family Recipes

Tonight was a night of recipes handed down from both of our mothers :) For dinner, we had Chicken Vesuvio, rated an A+ as always. (I'd give you the recipe, but then I'd have to kill you).

Then I started to think about the recipes that my mom had hand-written for me before I got married.
I had the taste for something sweet, and I immediately thought of her homemade vanilla pudding. Pudding is not hard to make at all. The whole process takes about 20-30 minutes, and is much better tasting than anything you could make from a box (though Jello Cook & Serve vanilla pudding is a close runner up).

What's Needed:
1/3 C. sugar
2 T. cornstarch
1/8 tsp. salt
2 C. milk
2 egg YOLKS, slightly beaten
2 T. butter, melted
2 tsp. vanilla

1. Blend sugar, cornstarch, and salt in 2-qt. saucepan.
2. Combine milk and egg yolks. Gradually stir into sugar mixture.

3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boils.

4. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat.
5. Stir in butter and vanilla. Pour into dessert dishes.

6. Cool slightly and chill. Put wax paper on top to prevent skin from forming. (Personally, the skin is my favorite part--yum!)

I like to enjoy this slightly warm off the stove. It tastes just as good when chilled, but for me--sitting on the couch, eating warm, freshly made vanilla pudding brings back memories of snow days and spending the morning with the best mom in the world!

Love you mom! Thanks for everything <3

Husband's Grade: A+ (as always)
PointsPlus: 5 points (1 dessert cup; makes about 4)

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