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Kitchen Time.

I has able to spend a week with Grace, my friend who lives in eastern Washington.  We tend to spend most of our times together in the kitchen. So I thought I would share a few pictures of the products our time together produced.

Quiche. For dinner.

Mmm, This chocolate truffle tart is one of the most amazing things. It’s so simple. But complexly delicious. And seriously gourmet.

This is the tart going into the oven.

Oh boy. Graces brother, Lewis turned 16 while I was there. For his birthday breakfast we made doughnuts. (Yes, it was an early morning for Grace and I.)

The chocolate glaze turned out perfect. And those sprinkles? They just scream birthday.

Even the doughnut holes, lightly cinnamon sugared, turned out amazingly yummy.

We also made these cupcakes for the birthday celebration. But before we could eat them we had to pack them for transportation… to Idaho and back… birthday surprises you know. There are almond cupcakes with almond frosting, and chocolate cupcakes with coffee frosting.

I had such a fun time with Grace. There are so many fun memories of our times together. I will never forget them. And they will always make me smile.

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     I would like to introduce you to the newest member of my nostalgic belongings. May I?

This is Monsieur Holiday.
A typewriter.

 

I found it yesterday. I am loving it. My favourite thing? The bell that rings at the end of each line. I love that sound. It is a 1963 Remington Holiday. Adorable, isn’t it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   I brought Monsieur Holiday in the kitchen and put him by the window. I typed in between stirring pudding on the stove. Yes, I made chocolate pudding today.  It’s really very good. I think I will share the recipe with you. It’s quite simple.

Creamy Chocolate Pudding

·6 tablespoons sugar
·¼ cup baking cocoa
·2 tablespoons cornstarch
·1½ cups milk
·½ teaspoon vanilla extract
·Whipped cream, optional

     In a saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa, and cornstarch. Gradually stir in milk until smooth. Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for two minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into serving dishes. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Garnish with whipped cream if desired. yield: 2 servings.

     Yes, it is that easy. Though, I highly recommend you follow the directions and pour the milk into the dry ingredients and whisk. Not pour the dry ingredients into the milk and whisk. That takes longer. I know. And two servings? Only two servings? We usually make a quad batch here. With our abundance of fresh milk, a quad batch works perfect. Whole milk, gotta love it.

     I know, you’re probably thinking to yourself, ‘Why would I make pudding when I can buy it?’ It’s just better, that’s why. You busy people who buy snack pack pudding for your kids; you really ought to slow down and enjoy something. Why not pudding?

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