Good morning, my friends ~ I hope your week is off to a nice start!
Monday holds so much promise, doesn't it? We're feeling refreshed after the weekend ... or hopefully, so! (Some weekends are more restful than others, aren't they?) Our weekly routines are kicking in, the calendar is all neatly filled out, and the to-do list seems so very ... do-able. :)
Well, first order of the day, (after my coffee, of course) is to thank you for all the responses so far to my previous post: "What is your favorite autumn dessert?" Earlybird and I are still "collecting data," so please keep the answers coming! I may have some recipe requests at some point because many things mentioned sound so very good!
Also, several of you mentioned you'd like to try the Indian Pudding I wrote about yesterday, and I realized I didn't share the actual recipe itself in my post! So without further ado, here it is:
(Source: Autumn from the Heart of the Home by Susan Branch)
5 1/2 cups whole milk
2/3 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup molasses
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup raisins (I left these out.)
vanilla ice cream
Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter an 8x8 inch baking dish. Over medium heat, in a large saucepan, heat the milk, but don't boil it. Slowly whisk in cornmeal and continue to stire until mixture begins to thicken ~ about 10 minutes. Add next 7 ingredients and keep stirring 'til heated through. Pour into baking dish and bake 3 hours.
Serve warm with ice cream.
If you try this, please let me know how you like it! For the record, I left out the raisins and served it with whipped cream (not freshly whipped, lol) instead of ice cream. It was still very delicious!
So, I hope you all have a nice day ... take care, and be well ... I'll be back here again very soon!