Tuesday, November 18, 2008

TWD: Black Aborio Rice Pudding --AKA Chocolate Rice Pudding

Today is like the first day of school to me for two reasons --In no particular order of importance:
1. Today is my first post for Tuesdays with Dorie!!
2. I am now a full time blogger, housewife, and food writer.
I was laid off from my job on Friday (this lovely Michigan economy just keeps getting better). I am lucky to be in a position to embrace these changes and turn them into something better. Like…TWD!

I must say my husband was actually happy for me…or maybe for himself. I’m not sure which. (He is just thinking of all the food he will be getting now that I have more time on my hands I am sure!)

So there I was, Monday morning…tapping my fingers on my kitchen countertop thinking…hmmm what shall I do today? I will make Rice Pudding for Tuesdays with Dorie!

First off, I can’t say that I have really eaten rice pudding…and secondly I have vague memories of eating tapioca pudding in the 1st grade sitting at the lunch table…and turning up my nose at it...then secretly throwing it out. So, I wasn’t really sure about making rice pudding. But to my surprise as I was stirring (and sampling) I was delighted by the taste. It was absolutely YUMMY! It was nothing like my tapioca memory in the 1st grade at all.

I will mention that I probably should have searched TWD questions on the site (I’m new to this guys, I will learn the ropes eventually!) but had I read the site carefully I would have realize there was a slight typo and would have cooked my pudding longer…instead…I ended up with rice soup.

My thought, “No Problem!” I will just put it back on the burner and try to cook off more liquid. I think I got a little crazy in the simmer department because it is now stiffer than stiff. In fact, I’m a tad embarrassed to post today.

In reality, it’s probably good for me to post, because I am human, and can make mistakes. The important thing is to learn from them…and do it better next time.

I will be back TWD…hopefully with passing flying colors next time.
Want the recipe?? You will have to buy the book...TRUST me...these recipes will make you drool!


Jodie said...

Sorry about your job! But your rice pudding looks great! Welcome!

Chez US said...

Welcome to the group & welcome to the world of blogging. Sorry to hear about your job. Your pudding looks fantastic and we look forward to seeing more from you!! Have fun!

Lael said...

I'm glad you were pleasantly surprised by the taste of the rice pudding. I am definitely a fan. And, bravo for posting even with an imperfect result (just peruse my blog and you'll find plenty of the same mishaps!). Welcome to TWD!

Sweet as Coco said...

Thank you all for the welcome wishes and encouragement! I am so excited for my new bloggy friends! :)

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the group. Your pudding looks delicious. My first three attempts were much like yours. My motto was: there is always next Tuesday!

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