Friday, October 1, 2010

Four months

Technically I have no idea how long I have left in the States, but that's part of the thrill, n'est pas? There is October, November, December, and January left to zip through until we stumble upon February, which is when I'm nominated to leave. Four is a crazy small number.

Another recipe: Rice pudding

3/4 uncooked white rice
2 cups milk, divided
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
pat of butter
splash of vanilla

3/4 cup uncooked white rice, into a pan of 1 1/2 cups boiling water. Reduce to simmer, cover, and cook for 20 minutes.
Stir in 1 1/2 cups milk & sugar. Cook over medium for 15-20 minutes until thick and creamy. Stir lots.
Add last 1/2 cup milk, temper the egg and then stir it in ("temper" means to add a little of the hot mixture to the egg to bring the temperature up before adding it to the whole pot. This prevents the egg from scrambling once it hits the hot mixture)
Stir constantly for two minutes then remove from heat
Stir in butter and splash of vanilla
Serve warm or cold with a dash of cinnamon :)

Next picture is my cat. Damn amazing camera makes it hard to get that grainy look in high ISO... this is at 4000. (For reference, film speed of 800 is usually pretty grainy) I have always loved really grainy B&W pictures, of cats and other things. Does the cat part make me nuts?

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