With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: waiting for baby

Sunday, February 28, 2016

waiting for baby

Looks like our newest grandbaby will be arriving a little sooner than planned.
Momma had a doctor appointment and some testing so I watched the littlest ones who aren't yet in school. It was a dreary, windy and rainy day but we made it brighter by making chocolate pudding together.

I pre-measured the ingredients so Chloe and Jethro could just dump and stir.
 With my camera packed and ready to go with me to the hospital to capture the arrival of baby, I only had my iPhone for these photos. 
 Super careful at the stove, it's starting to look like pudding.
Heat off, Chloe stirs in the butter and vanilla.
The pudding went into the fridge to cool for dinnertime dessert and these two went to town cleaning the whisk.
such a sweet boy

Chocolate Pudding
slightly adapted from Taste of Home

The recipe below is easily doubled which is what we did for this family of (almost) 10!

6-8 servings

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbs. instant coffee granuals (optional but it makes the chocolate so much more chocolaty)
4 cups cold milk
2 Tbs. butter
2 tsp. vanilla

In a heavy saucepan, combine the dry ingredients.  Gradually whisk in the cold milk.

On the stove, over medium heat, bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly to prevent burning on the bottom.  When mixture comes to a boil, stir and boil 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla.  Pour into individual dishes or into one large bowl. To avoid a skin from forming on top, press plastic wrap directly onto surface; serve warm or refrigerate at least 2 hours. Garnish with whipped topping and shaved chocolate curls, if desired.

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Instead of the due-date St. Patrick's Day birth, the doctor is planning delivery for Monday, February 29th. Yes, that's leap year.  So if it actually happens, this little one will be a Leapling, just like Chloe who is celebrating her birthday on the actual date this year.

Prayers for a safe delivery for mom and baby are appreciated!
Happy 4th Birthday our precious, Chloe Shiloah!

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them
Psalm 127:4-5


Susan said...

Mmmmm, that pudding looks lush, LDH. And those tasters are totally adorable. Will be thinking of your daughter and the newest arrival. The best to all. Will look forward to the newest little angel from heaven. Susan

Adrienne said...

Such sweet kitchen helpers. Praying for your daughter and baby as the big day comes sooner than expected.

Ann said...

what a delicious and fun way to wait

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Adorable helpers! So many new babies among our blogging community in 2016. All the more to love :)

Lea said...

Looks like some good pudding and what fun for the Grans. Hoping the baby made a safe arrival today. Will look forward to pics!

Lee Ann L. said...

Did I understand correctly? You already have a leap year baby (Chloe) and now you have another? If I am correct, that is ever so cool! I hope mother and new baby is doing wonderful.

Maggie Ann said...

What a precious post! Your grands are adorable...what a blessing to have them so near. I envy you that. Hope you are having a most blessed week with the new little one!

Jen said...

Your grands sure are cute! I hope all went well with the delivery of the new baby.
Pudding looks yummy!


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