The first 2 were pictures taken yesterday before we got a couple more feet that are outside right now and it will continue snowing all day today--about 3 feet are expected. We are all cozy inside--we have plenty of food, water and firewood. I spent some time yesterday cooking and baking in case the power went out--this is a heavy snow so that was a possibility. But we woke up to much more snow this morning and we still have power so I have curled up by the woodstove today with my reading and knitting--two of my favorite activities on a stormy day.
But I still can't resist making something creamy on a day like this so my recipe today is:
CREAMY RICE PUDDING
6 cups whole milk
1 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1 cup rice (I used Arborio)
1 pint Half and Half
2 tsp. vanilla
1. Bring first 3 ingredients to almost boiling, add rice and stir with whisk. Set to simmer, cover and cook for 50 to 55 minutes. (stir occasionally with whisk.)
2. Beat eggs, 1/2 and 1/2, and vanilla. Add to rice mixture. With constant beating with whisk, bring to a boil and cook about 3 minutes.
3. Put into a dish, sprinkle with cinnamon and refrigerate. (I like it warm!)
This is a really good, simple rice pudding. You can add raisins, other flavorings or other fruits to it, if you like. I'm already thinking about what I can add to my next one--maybe cherries.