Thursday, January 20, 2022

I Like Thursday # 120 ~ Cuddle Cat & This and That


Good Morning from Nutmeg to our friends of 

I Like Thursday @ Not Afraid of Color

Nutmeg does not want to give up the warm lap today. 

Mr. Scrapatch and I played pass the lap cat, as we often do. 

Then he needed to go to work. 

Nutmeg settled for the quilt on the warm radiator for awhile so I can type. 

This week's dessert is ...

Baked Rice Pudding @ Tastes Better From Scratch

I was using up some cream and eggs nearing their end date and leftover rice.

I used 6 eggs and 2 cups of whipping cream and 2 cups of milk and 3 cups of cooked rice. I had golden raisins from holiday baking and these were very sweet and tasty in the pudding. I used only 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and 3 teaspoons of vanilla, as I prefer a very vanilla taste to rice pudding.  The two extra eggs were necessary, I think, as this pudding is much drier than stove top or slow cooked rice pudding.  

The raisins sink to the bottom and there is a nice layer custard on top.   

Mr. Scrapatch says this recipe is a keeper. 

I liked it warm from the oven or cold from the fridge with a dollop of canned cream on top.

It was also nice to heated in the microwave with the cream on top for about 30 seconds and the warmed cream stirred into pudding.


I received these books for Christmas. 

They are a series:

Quilters of the Door by Ann Hazlewood from C&T Publishing

So far I have only read about half of book one, so if you have read them, no spoilers.  I have several books on my reading table right now and I don't know when I will catch up with all my reading. One of the things I really like about these paperbacks is the print is large and easy to read.  I also like the setting, which is new to explore for me.  It looks like a beautiful place to visit. Maybe someday.

 The setting is the Door County Peninsula in Wisconsin

Nutmeg has found my lap again and it is tricky to reach over her and type.

The radiator must be cold or she needs another cuddle.

That is all for today, my friends.

May you have a Happy Thursday! 


Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Pat! Oh, Nutmeg!! I could use your warmth today. It is chilly here . . . but we can we expect in January?!! Take care. {{Hugs}} a bunch for you. ~smile~ Roseanne

Chantal said...

Big hugs to Nutmeg. It looks like she can use the warmth of them. I'm so happy my cat came back home after disappearing for 10 days. It's so nice to hear them purr their messages of happiness. Enjoy! ;^)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those books look interesting, Pat! I'll have to look for them at my library. Your rice pudding sounds yummy - that's something I've never had. Nutmeg knows where the warm spots are!

PaintedThread said...

Nutmeg looks so comfy! That rice pudding looks delicious.

piecefulwendy said...

Nutmeg is adorable, and that rice pudding makes my mouth water! Enjoy!

Dorian said...

New quilt books, something yummy to eat, and a cat to keep you warm... sounds like a nice winters day to me :) Have a lovely one today.

Gretchen Weaver said...

Enjoy reading! I've never made rice pudding, tapioca is the favorite around here. Happy stitching!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Neddy is sweet but he's no lap dog...I need a lap cat!
Rice pudding is pure comfort food to me. I love it and yours sounds so delicious and like you I could eat it cold and enjoy it. Thanks for sharing. said...

Your rice pudding looks yummy. Awe Nutmeg is needing snuggles. The quilt books look good. I think I stalled out on the ones I was reading, but then the other day I picked up a quilt book and it was a C & T publishing book from 2013.

Susie H said...

Nutmeg has my heart and, if I was there, Nutmeg could have my lap so you could finish your post. Hahaha! My LQS owner goes to Door County, WI every year. She says it is the most beautiful place she has ever been. The author, Ann Hazelwood, is from around my part of the country. She used to own a quilt shop in St. Louis that I used to visit. Ahhhh .... memories. Lol! Have a great weekend!