Thursday, April 1, 2010

Baseball, Baking and Bathing

I never thought of making homemade pudding.
Until last night, when I wanted to make a banana
pudding pie but did not want to make another
trip to the store to buy the pudding to make it.
So went to my favorite recipe site,
I was surprised to find a very simple recipe that
I would easily be able to make into a sugar-free
dessert. It was so easy to make (and tasty too!)
that I had to make some more with Andan today.
And I am going to share the recipe with you!
Vanilla Pudding
2 cups cold milk
1/3 cup sugar
3 Tbsp corn starch
1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp butter
1/4 tsp salt
In small bowl combine and mix corn starch, sugar and salt. Pour in to small pot. Add milk and whisk ingredients together.While whisking, turn stove onto medium heat and continue to whisk without boiling. When it thickens to pudding like consistency, remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla and stir. Pour into container or single serving bowls. Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes and then chill (or eat it while it's still warm! Yummm). To make this a sugar-free (diabetic) treat substitute the sugar for xylitol and unsweetened almond milk for milk. Either way super yummy. I'm sure you could make chocolate pudding by eliminating the vanilla and adding cocoa powder!
I had a lot of fun, having fun with this LO.
Isha is really into trains right now. Especially
Thomas the Train. In La Mesa is this old steam engine
that has been turned into a museum. The kids got to
climb on it, around it and under it.

Andan is playing his first year of Baseball.
He is off to a great start and has already made
a double play at third base. He caught a fly ball
and tagged the runner out at third. Mommy was
so proud (and loud).

Squeaky Clean

Did you guys hear the story two months
ago how Isha locked me out of the house
when I was washing the car. He was inside
the house and could not manage to turn the
lock in the opposite direction to unlock it.
I was unable to get into the house. Well,
ended up calling the fire department so
they could reunite mother and son.
Admittedly, I have been leery of having
a repeat and have been careful to keep
keys and son in my hands when I walk out
the front door. So when it was time to wash the
car again, I was less reluctant to allow Isha to join me.
I thought he would play on the grass while I
kept a watchful eye on him.
REALLY, I only turned away for 3 seconds!
Well, I decided to go with it. He was happy,
I could watch him, wash him and the car
all at the same time.


Julie Camacho said...
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Sarah said...

Happy Easter Julie! I hope you and your family have a wonderful day!

Lisa Howard said...

Adorable pics of your little man!!! The pudding sounds yummy...I haven't made homemade pudding in years. May just have to make some now that you've reminded me how good it is. My fave is chocolate! Hope you had a wonderful Easter! {{{hugs}}} L