So - Hot Chocolate Pudding. Ever hear of it? Me neither. I'm going to "make it up" <-- maybe I should test-drive this before serving it next week.
We have A TON of Hot Chocolate mix at the church. I fail to see where we'll (meaning "me") ever serve this much hot chocolate. I am TIRED, TIRED, TIRED, of looking at the industrial size boxes and packets of Hot Chocolate. I just see "huge mess" when I glance at them. Not to mention "wasted storage space".
So - next week - along with my "Mexican New-Year's Meal" I'm going to serve "Hot Chocolate" pudding (maybe with cinnamon to keep the Mexican flavor) for dessert. I plan on making regular pudding (from scratch) and just using the packages/bulk hot chocolate mix for the sugar/flavoring. Although I've called it "Hot Chocolate" ... I will serve it cold.
Here's another recipe that looked good. Custard. I do love me some custard. Maybe I'll make this in the near future for myself. Or add it to the lineup for the "Girl's in the 'hood" dinner for January!
I returned from the beach about 5 pm yesterday. Stopped at the store to buy milk - and purchased some de-boned/skinned chicken thighs for $2.30. I am not really a dark chicken-meat fan - but figure slow cooking them with red-wine, carrots, thyme, and potatoes couldn't be too hard to make them good. Then I went searching and found this recipe. I have everything, even the Gruyère, here. So I think this will be dinner tonight.
I am also helping a friend with her New Year's Eve party. I will go shopping today for all the ingredients - and do a few (maybe 2) dishes tonight. We are keeping it "easy". So easy that I am not cooking a single NEW DISH.
Potted Shrimp Spread
Spicy Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
Mini-Ham & Swiss Cheese Fritattas
Mini Roast Beef Sandwiches w/blue-cheese horseradish sauce
Clementine & Jicama Salad (okay - I'm making this up)
Spicy Roasted White & Sweet Potato Fries
So - that's your fix for Food Wednesday. What'cha cooking up for New Year's Eve?