Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Rice Pudding

Hope you all had a lovely Square Root Day yesterday. Having studied squares and square roots in 7th grade math the day previous, we were primed. Learned a little about how to find an imperfect square root, and I even cut my carrots square for the occasion. Yes, I'm an odd duck.

But it was an awfully cold Square Root Day. So we actually had poac
hed chicken for dinner, along with a nice, warm rice pudding for dessert. Some of the kids were less than enthused about the whole idea of rice pudding, but I love the stuff. This one was baked in the oven, helping to heat my house, and stave off the 15 degree weather. Have I mentioned that I really, really, really can't wait for spring to arrive? If I didn't sunburn in about 12 minutes, I'd have to migrate to a warmer climate.


3 eggs
1-1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 cup cooked rice

1/2 cup raisins

Combine all ingredients in a baking dish. Bake at 325F for 45 to 55 minutes, stirring once after about 30 minutes. Serves 6.

Of course, I doubled this. And there was still some left for my breakfast today. I hope you all don't mind, but I'm off to fill my face.

And, to prove I'm a complete nutcase, Happy Grammar Day. This is the only day whose date is a complete sentence: March 4th. March forth. Maybe we'll make punctuation pretzels today.


Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

This looks delicious and I'm glad you had enough for your breakfast. Rice pudding is one of those retro dishes that has come back in fashion again. Love it!

Unknown said...

I love rice pudding but JB hates it. I also love bread pudding. I don't think you're strange. Can't wait to see what you do for Grammar Day. Today is also my co-workers anniversary and he thought it was appropriate as they were "Marching Forth" into their new life together. Dork! g

Anette said...

I'm glad to see you find it funny with the date, it means at least there is one more out there with the same weird humor as I have!
The rice pudding looks yummy! Maybe I'll try your version one day!

grace said...

i love how you say "of course, i doubled this." well duh. :) and for breakfast? sounds completely appropriate to me. and please, do march forth with some pretzels. :)

Pam said...

I eat your kids portions - it looks amazing! I haven't had rice pudding for way toolong.

Anonymous said...

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Unknown said...

March forth!?! Ha! You can always make me smile! This pudding certainly makes me smile. I actually prefer the baked version of rice pudding; I just love that custard like texture it creates. I've not put raisins in it before, but I love adding cinnamon! Now, who didn't want whipped cream on their portion? So glad that you got to eat some of this! YUM! Hope it's warmer over there today. I wondered if you guys were getting hit by the latest arctic blast. Hey, you could always migrate to a drizzlier climate! :-)

Paula said...

Okay, these multiple accounts in my family are driving me nuts. It doesn't occur to me that I need to log them out before I log in. Argh! The last note with the name Kerry was from me, not my husband!

Anonymous said...

Happy "March Forth" to you too! It's a complete sentence, it's a command and it's my baby's birthday and our good friend's birthday too. The friend has taken great pleasure in sharing this fact about March 4th since B. was born 18 years ago!

The rice pudding looks yummy!

Tatersmama said...

I've been seriously craving some rice pudding, but my Aussie guy's idea of what Rice pudding is, and what I KNOW is right, is keeping us arguing. The more we argue, the less I want to make it for him. Oh, what a vicious circle!
See, his mother used to cook white rice. She then put it in a bowl and just poured store-bought custard over it. Voila... rice pudding.
Excuse me while I go barf.
At least I won't have to share my baked version. ;-)

Christo Gonzales said...

I had a fine square root day- did you and anette compare notes? your rice pudding looks great!

The Blonde Duck said...

Shhh. I don't want the puncuation and grammer police to find me.

Jan said...

You must have read my mind, I was only think about making rice pudding today. Yours looks yummy.

Bunny said...

I love rice pudding, if i made it I'd probably be the only one that would eat it too...come to thinkof it , that's not a bad thing is it!

pam said...

I can't wait to see what you do for Pi day!

Anonymous said...

It was square root day? No wonder I hated yesterday! But I lurve rice pudding!

buffalodick said...

I loved this as a kid- you are doing retro like me!