Wednesday, February 27, 2008

What's cooking: Vanilla pudding
What's not: Husband

The plague is slowly making its way through my house. Sophie returned to school today (still coughing but feeling better), but now Husband is down. In bed. Unable to eat. And I can't believe how nice I'm being to him. Usually, I'm more of the Nurse Ratchet school. I mean, really, how would you respond to a 6'4" man who opines that he is "weak as a kitten"? But I'm serving him homemade chicken broth, ginger ale, and crackers.

Here's his dinner.


In the meantime, Sophie and I got busy with some vanilla pudding. We used Martha Stewart's recipe, which produces a rich flavor and nice texture. And unlike many other recipes it does not use corn starch, a substance I regard with general suspicion. After tasting this I can't imagine anyone would make pudding from a box again. Check it out here.









And about that plague: I'm next, right? I guess if we can all get sick at different times so there's always someone to play nurse, we're in good shape. Right.

10 comments:

Sabina said...

yummy. poor guy, may he heal quickly, so you needn't invoke nurse ratchet. i hope you don't get the plague, you already had to ski with an oxygen tank once this season.

suburban mom said...

No! Maybe it will skip you. We've been sick too- it is such a bummer. I don't think I'm going to get it though (knock on wood :)

Libby said...

Wow, I had no idea that a vanilla bean makes for such a perfect moustache!

I hope you manage to remain plague-free, my friend.

Ned said...

We too have suffered with the plague. Good luck not catching it! Hope your hubby is a better patient than mine was!

maggi said...

Yummy! I am so hungry now! Vanilla pudding never looked so GREAT!

dmmlandcruiser said...

Mind over Matter and you won't get sick. I can totally see Sophie with her own cooking show!!

Adrienne said...

Glad Sophie's on the mend...

I hope you remain germ-free; I've got whatever's going around and I'm miserable. (AND I don't have anyone to serve me homemade soup!)

KatieGirlBlue said...

Big man fall hard.

Hope the plague passes you by -- there's more skiing to do!

Thank you for posting yet another wonderful recipe. I'll be trying it tonight!

Ladybug's Picnic said...

Ooh, I hope you stay germ-free! And, I am of the Nurse Ratchet school of medicine myself. My own 6'3 husband likes to say that he "wishes he got more sympathy" whilst sick.

He gets to take to his bed allll day long whilst sick, so that's enough as far as I'm concerned!

Angelina said...

I hope the plague skips you. I'm holding my breath right now in hopes it doesn't see me. My kid's friend just had it and I accidentally drank from his glass of water the other day. I am living in fear!

Your girl is so flipping cute.