What I like about pudding:
- The whole family likes it.
- It is good any time of year.
- It does not require chopping, rolling, or a thermometer.
- It is one of the ultimate comfort foods.
- It is pure chocolatey goodness.
- It is just fine plain.
- It is just fine all dressed up. I might actually have been tempted to dress this one up had I not still been REELING from the decadent pie crust last week.
What I discovered about pudding:
- Homemade is absolutely totally worth it.
- Whole milk is probably worth it but 2% was really really good.
- It can be like a shot of chocolate straight into your veins.
- It does not take that long to make. It was a whirlwind during the actual cooking part, especially with a six year valiantly trying to help. BUT it was over quickly. Thankfully. The six year old had requested – loudly – that we have Chinese steamed buns for dinner and that is a time consuming process (said six yr old then complained that they weren’t as good as last time. Lucky I love him.) We also attempted Part I of our great chocolate chip cookie experiment. All that and we had still had time for a little fun outside…
Yes, it is the good ol Slip ‘n Slide. One classic to go with another classic.
Yes, they wanted it to go down hill…
Back to the pudding…
So, thanks to Melissa of It’s Melissa’s Kitchen for picking a great recipe and turning me on to homemade pudding. Honestly, it had never occurred to me to make it from scratch before, and now I am not sure I can go back to the box. My mom even suggested replacing it as pie filling for an old family chocolate pie standard. High praise indeed. To get the recipe check out Melissa’s blog and to see how everyone else fared, check out the TWD Blogroll.
Next week: Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler. I have never cooked with rhubarb. I wonder if it is still around in these parts…