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
slightly adapted from Taste of Home
The recipe below is easily doubled which is what we did for this family of (almost) 10!
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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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