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!