Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mini Bread Pudding & #HAWMC

Maurene calls these beauties Stars Upon Thars. Yes, we do read a lot of Dr. Seuss in this house.

Starred Mini Bread Pudding.
I found a recipe somewhere recently that cut up the bread into star shapes to place on top before baking and I thought it was adorable. Maurene instantly thought of The Sneeches. Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook.
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp (or less) sugar or sweetener
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups dry bread
  • 1/3 cup raisins
I cut the recipe in half so I would not be tempted to eat 12 bread puddings. But I kept the raisin amount the same. Raisins are something you can never have too much of in a bread pudding.

Place eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla in a bowl and mix. Place torn bread and raisins in a greased or lined 6-cup muffin tin. Pour egg mix on top and bake at 350F for 25 minutes. 

My assistant for this meal was Maurene, Audrey was practicing folding laundry. I can't make this stuff up, she asked.

Maurene's Tasks:
  1. Crack eggs
  2. Tear bread
  3. Place Stars on top
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Measure and add ingredients to bowl
  3. Mix
  4. Pour egg mix over bread
  5. Bake

Tearing bread.

For the Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge prompt we were asked to write about a lesson we learned the hard way.

As a parent most lessons I learn are the hard way. These adorable children do not come with instruction manuals and they are smart.

Audrey loves to ask questions and she remembers everything. Maurene would just as soon explore and she has little fear. Between the two of them they keep me on my toes. They need stability to be happy children and I need it to be a happy mom.

If I want to take the evening off from cooking and pick up fast food Audrey will tell me how unhealthy the meals are. They are my stabilizers and the reason I blog. 

I want to see them grow up to be happy, healthy women and I want them to know how to cook. Food is so much more than the energy we need to keep going. It is fun and educational. Food can also keep a family together.

Plan and cook a simple meal with your family this week and share it on our Facebook page.

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  1. This brings back so many memories of cooking and baking with our son. Actually, we still spend time in the kitchen. Our last cooking project was Chicken and Dumplings! Yummy!

  2. I can't wait to eat what cute little Aubrey is preparing. Nice shot. I'm visiting from UBP.

  3. These look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  4. Great recipe, simple and delicious. Love your sous chef. Would you share this on my foodie friday linky today?

    1. Sorry I have been mostly absent due to single parenting. Wish I had shared! And the recipe was so yummy.

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