I have not had too much sleep this week — I dunno about you, but I was either staying up too late for my own good or getting up earlier than usual to make work meetings. Thank goodness it’s Friday and I embrace caffeine!
Whining aside — it’s been a real cold week here in Philly. CAN WE GET A BREAK?! I know it’s still Winter, but sheesh, a glimpse of Spring to prove Mother Nature will make good on Winter ending would be nice…hmm I suppose this is still whining isn’t it? Okay, okay I’m done.
It’s Friday, time to focus on the positive. The weekend is upon us, oh and I have this delicious rice pudding recipe for you WITH a bonus of an ah-mazing baileys cinnamon whipped cream (I know, and you’re welcome).
This rice pudding happened completely on a whim. I was strolling through the grocery store kind of hungry — always a big mistake — so a lot of things that weren’t on my list were catching my eye. Walking past some sweet dessert items, I eye balled the rice pudding and realized I haven’t had rice pudding in about 3 years. But I love rice pudding, so why would I ever go that long without it? Who knows.
In any case, I picked it up and was reading the ingredients list (as I always do) and realized that there’s not too much going on in rice pudding and it’d probably be pretty easy to make at home — LIGHTBULB — blog post — that’s how this happens sometimes…
Oh — and sorry to all the raisins in rice pudding lovers out there — I didn’t grow up with raisins in my rice pudding, so I don’t add it to mine. That said, I could see how they could add little nice notes of fruity flavor and texture, so by-all-means go for it if you like it, I don’t judge.
Okay, now I love rice pudding and all. But we need to talk about this whipped cream I whipped up (pun totally intended).
I made the whipped cream mainly because it’d make the rice pudding look pretty and I had some extra baileys that I’ve had for like a gazillion years and I just wanted to use it in something already. So I did, and it was the best decision I’ve made in 2014 so far. I don’t really know how to describe in words how amazing it is, but I’ve been dolloping it on my coffee all week now and every time I’m in awe of how yummy it is.
So yea, basically, if you’re not into rice pudding — make this whipped cream anyway. You won’t regret it.
I feel like I’ve been rather talkative today, so I’m going to keep this part short and sweet.
This rice pudding = delicious
This whipped cream = best positive, yummy adjective you can think of
This rice pudding + this whipped cream = deliciously best positive, yummy adjective you can think of (e.g. deliciously amazing, deliciously fantastic, etc)
Here’s the recipe again, have a fantabulous weekend!!!