Monday, March 2, 2009

Weekend Happenings

I just thought I was going to have an uneventful weekend. I should know by now any time I announce how things are going to be 9 times out of 10 the complete opposite happens.

Saturday morning the Mr informed me of his desire to take B hiking Sunday afternoon. (They are outside people like that. You know the whole camping, sleeping on the rocks and roughing it stuff kind of peeps.) We all hopped in the car and after a quick lunch at DQ we headed to the nearest sporting goods/outdoors store. While we were stopped for a pedestrian to cross the entrance to the parking lot ***WHAMO*** some guy in a blue mustang rear ended us. (This was NOT the excitement I was hoping for.) --Thank goodness we were all okay and the rear bumper of our little silver Saturn only has a few tiny blue scrapes and scratches. When the mustang whomped our car bootie, the first thing the Mr & I did was ask Miss B if she was okay. Her reply to us was simple: "I'm okay but I think the dilly bar I ate was shaken up all over my stomach."

Sunday it rained. No hiking happened so B and I went ahead with the bread pudding. This was my first try at bread pudding and I didn't really like this recipe. It ended up tasting more like a souffle and not as dense as I usually prefer. The sauce that was to be drizzled over the top was fantastic though. The Mr said it smelled and tasted like french toast to him. In case you are interested in a yummy sweet sauce to drizzle over a cake, bread pudding or anything here is the recipe.

1 cup corn syrup
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup butter

Combine all ingredients (except butter) in a medium saucepan. Cook, medium heat. Once sauce is thinned add butter. Stir continuously until butter is melted. Drizzle over your favorite pastry/baked good.


Jen said...

Glad you guys are ok! What a pain, having to deal with insurance etc.

Something In The Glass said...

Happy to hear you're all okay! That's awful.

That sauce sounds Fab.U.Lous. Is it wrong if I make it and then just eat it out of a bowl?

Oh, and not to rub it in or anything, but it's going to be in the 80s on Thurs and Friday in Oklahoma. I'm excited, it's my first trip back since last April, so I feel your pain about the wait for September being so long....