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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Krista Makes Me Rice Pudding

It's a rainy, cool, Sunday afternoon, and Krista has come over to make me English nursery food to aid in my continued healing. I was worried that my manner of bounding to greet her, seemingly in the full bloom of health, would nullify her offer, but no! Here she is adding a bit of vanilla bean to hot milk, rice, sugar, and a dash of salt. She is using this recipe: Marie Louise's Rice Pudding, from the Wednesday Chef. (We left out the bay leaf.)

My contribution: whole nutmeg I bought (complete with teeny grater) in Sicily two springs ago:


In fact, two weeks after gallbladder surgery, I pretty much am in full bloom of health, except I still can't lift anything heavy because my insides are still knitting themselves back together. Luckily, nutmegs fall within the weight restrictions.

2 comments:

momo said...

AA Mline:
What is the matter with Mary Jane?
She's crying with all her might and main,
And she won't eat her dinner - rice pudding again -
What is the matter with Mary Jane?

What is the matter with Mary Jane?
I've promised her dolls and a daisy-chain,
And a book about animals - all in vain -
What is the matter with Mary Jane?

What is the matter with Mary Jane?
She's perfectly well, and she hasn't a pain;
But, look at her, now she's beginning again! -
What is the matter with Mary Jane?

What is the matter with Mary Jane?
I've promised her sweets and a ride in the train,
And I've begged her to stop for a bit and explain -
What is the matter with Mary Jane?

What is the matter with Mary Jane?
She's perfectly well and she hasn't a pain,
And it's lovely rice pudding for dinner again!
What is the matter with Mary Jane?

fresca said...

Krista and I were just talking yesterday about AA Milne's poems! But I'd forgotten this one--thanks!