Bonjour December!

Wow, today is December 1st and I seriously cannot believe how quickly this year has gone.  It’s like time has somehow sped up and is going at warp speed.

It’s December 1st which means No Carb November is over!  Thank goodness!!!  The hardest part about no carb November was having lunch in the city.  Food Court meals are pretty carb intensive- once you rule out the standard sandwich, burrito, sushi roll, and fish and chips, you’re left with salad or sashimi pretty much every day which I like but it gets a bit boring!  (I’ve gone a bit easier on myself for December and am doing 30 days no red meat!)

To celebrate the end of No Carb November, I’ve had no carbs so far today other than an arancini ball but I’m attempting for the first time ever bread and butter pudding.  This is a very very very weird thing for me to make.  I don’t think I’ve actually ever eaten a bread and butter pudding or had any desire to, so it’s weird that I would attempt one.  Well, really it’s The Runner’s idea.  We had a load of hot dog buns leftover from Thanksgiving and what didn’t become breadcrumbs will now become this pudding.

I’ve asked Uncle Google for a recipe for this and since I have no preconceived ideas of what I’m making, I’m using a mash up of recipes which will hopefully turn out to be an approximation of what bread and butter pudding should be.

First, I tear up 6 leftover hotdog rolls and put them in a ceramic dish.  I forget to spray it with vegetable spray so hopefully nothing bad will happen.  

I melt a hunk of butter in a saucepan (there were different recipes telling me different amounts so I decided a hunk would work well).  As the butter is melting, I add 1 cup of cream and 1/2 cup of skim milk, some raisins, a cup of sugar and some vanilla.  I let it come to a boil while I beat 4 eggs in a separate bowl.  At this point, I read a recipe that suggests adding rum or bourbon, so I threw in a couple splashes of Wild Turkey to keep the Thanksgiving spirit alive and well.  I pour the warm mixture into the eggs and then pour it all over the bread in the dish.  And then I wait (and write) for ten minutes.

I give the mixture and bread a stir and then pop it into the over for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.  Fingers crossed, The Runner will be happy with my attempt!



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