Never say never.
Today is day eight of what shall forever be known as Sickfest 2011.
So for today, I'm going to give you a choice. You can either hear all about my sickness, or I can talk about chocolate pudding.
You pick chocolate pudding? Good choice!
Sometime on Sunday evening, I got a hankering for chocolate pudding. After a week of nothing sounds good, nothing tastes good, I all of a sudden needed chocolate pudding and I needed it bad. It was too late to go the homemade route, and I've never found a recipe I really liked anyway, and I came up empty handed in my pantry search for a box of instant to hold me over, so in a phenylephrine/dextromethorphan/chlorpheniraminemaleate induced fog, I went to bed puddingless.
The next morning, I was gazing in wonder and amazement at these adorable Lego cake pops, and they made me realize I had not visited Bakerella and her cake pop wonderland in ages.
Are you a Bakerella fan? My boys were pretty much past the cake pop stage when cake pops came into fashion, but I still think they are about the coolest treat on a stick imaginable.
As I was catching up on Bakerella's latest happenings, I came across this pudding cup post, complete with a delicious homemade pudding recipe, and knew I had to get up off the couch right that minute and give it a try.
So glad I did.
It is smooth and delicious, rich and creamy. Pudding perfection.
You can find the recipe here. I wasn't in a peanut butter mood, so I left it out this time, and substituted a few tablespoons of butter instead. Butter seems like such a strange pudding ingredient, but every pudding recipe I've ever seen calls for it, so who am I to argue.
I started feeling better from the very first spoonful, so I think chocolate pudding will forever be my very favorite sick food.
Chocolate pudding....it cures what ails ya.