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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Balm of Gilead

I'm feeling a little pouty lately. Really, it's just my selfishness and the fact that I've worked so hard to brainwash convince so many people that dorks are actually quite lovable and now it's all gone. Along with my best friend and my substitute mom.

Our ward boundaries changed. This means that approximately 18 houses in my neighborhood (of which one is mine) are now in another ward. Same building, same gospel, same truth. Different time, different faces, just plain different.

I don't like change. Wait, let me rephrase that. I don't like change that I can't control.

Since I can't control it, I've just got to learn to adjust, right? Or I can just sit on my couch, pout, feel like my comfort zone was dissected and rezoned by imminent domain, and eat chocolate pudding.

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups milk
3 egg yolks, well beaten
2 oz baking chocolate, chopped (the darker, the better!)
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla

  1. Combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a medium saucepan.
  2. Gradually stir in milk and egg yolks over medium heat.
  3. Once combined, add baking chocolate.
  4. Stir until mixture thickens and boils. Allow to boil (while stirring) one minute longer, then remove from heat.
  5. Add butter and vanilla, mixing until well combined.
  6. To serve warm (my preferred method): Immediately spoon into dessert cups.
  7. To serve chilled (my preferred breakfast the next morning): Cover pan with plastic wrap, making sure the entire surface of the pudding is in contact, and set in fridge for at least three hours. Scoop out desired amount. Pudding will be firmer.
This is also quite scrumptious as a chocolate fondue.

* The image is from here, which also has another yummy pudding recipe.


Kristina P. said...

Well, that recipe should certainly help you feel better!

Chris said...

I have the opposite problem & love change. I crave variety & get bored with the same routine. Holding a calling for longer than a year is hard for me & continually have to coach myself through sticking with it.
You are such a fun warm person maybe there is someone in the new ward that needs a friend like you.

Jessica said...

I LOVE me some home made pudding.

That stucks about the ward. I would be bummed too. Maybe look at it as a chance to make lots of new friends- after you have a good pout of course.

Miss Angie said...

That's me too! I HATE change that I have no control over. BLAH!

Odie Langley said...

You are so right in that no one likes change but I don't know many people who don't like chocolate pudding. That is one of my best comfort foods. Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Anything chocolate is OK by me!!!

I never understood that policy about your church. It seems to create more problems than it solves and I have A LOT of Mormon friends who have complained about it.

elesa said...

Thank you thank you thank you!
I'm just shuffling around the house wondering what sweet treat I can shove in my face and sad cuz i don't even have any chocolate chips to snack on and boom! here comes your recipe, and I even have all the ingredients. yea!

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