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Nov 19, 2011

Dude, Where's My Lawn?

Fall Yard- Mr. bushytail had the same question this morning. After a lot of high winds the last 2 days, and frigid temps, the leaves came down. About 1/2 the maple leaves will get raked up today. The birds and squirrels were out looking for birdseed and food on the ground. The chickens also had fun digging thru the garden area leaves. They had a little treat of some bread slices too!

Bread Pudding- I love bread pudding , it's great comfort food. Here's the slightly modified version I did from a magazine article years ago. Great if you have lots of eggs! It's really good to use chopped up, bittersweet chocolate too.

Recipe- Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding

1 loaf white bread or Challah egg bread, cut into 1" cubes, about 8 cups
10 eggs
2 cups 1/2 and 1/2
2 cups milk
1/2 sugar plus 2 TBS
1/2- 1 cup cup semi sweet choc chips chopped
1/2- 1 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)
2 tsp. vanilla extract
pinch salt

Butter 2 qt. baking dish, fill with bread cubes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In large bowl beat eggs, salt, liquids, 1/2 cup sugar. Mix in choc chips and nuts into bread cubes- I put about 1/2 in the middle and 1/2 on top. Slowly our egg mixture over bread. Let sit overnight (for best results). Sometimes I bake right away, if so, push liquids into the bread gently. Sprinkle bread with remaining sugar and put in oven. Bake 1 hour, remove and cover with foil, bake an additional 25 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean. Cool and enjoy! If you're a real chocoholic, add coarsely chopped gourmet dark chocolate! And double the nuts! Enjoy!

Samantha- She decided the bed is much more cozy on a cold night than her bed, or the floor-


Candy C. said...

Oh man, I love bread pudding too and you mixed CHOCOLATE in, genius!! :)

nancypo said...

Thanks, but I didn't invent it...