Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Dog Tired and Pumpkin Custard

We've gotten into the habit of playing a couple hands of cards after dinner.  The dogs (all 7 of them) have been fed, we've been fed, the fire is warm, we are full and content to sit a few more minutes and visit before we have to get to the dishes, vacuum, homework or what ever is on the agenda for the evening.

We finished dinner and cleared the plates, the kids had been home most of the day and apparently the dogs didn't get their naps in.  The Bboy's dog, Jack, usually sits on the boy's lap during cards.  Every once in a while his chin or a paw will sneak onto the table.  But tonight was a different story.  There obviously wasn't enough room on the boys lap for him and he was tired.  He stretched out and fell asleep while Dave was dealing the cards.

We let him sleep a couple of minutes so I could take a picture, but I didn't want him to start drooling on the tablecloth...although that is the boy's spot so really, does it matter?

The Bboy put him on the rug in front of the fire while we played our cards and he snored through our game...ah, the life of a dog.

When you are dog tired, these come together so easily!  They make the house smell warm and wonderful.  A real treat before you turn in for your nap.

Pumpkin Custards
adapted from Clean Eating, March 2014

2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups canned pure pumpkin puree, 
3/4 cup almond milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350° F.  Using a large bowl, break eggs and beat lightly.  Add all the other ingredients and whisk until well mixed.  Pour 1/2 cup of mixture into each ramekin.  Place on cookie sheet and place into oven.  Pour hot water in bottom of cookie sheet to about 1/2 up the ramekin.  Bake for 40 minutes or until a knife inserted into center of custard comes out clean.  Serve warm with whipped cream.

Makes 6 servings.

1 year ago:   Maple Mustard Chicken
2 years ago:  Moose Parmesan

March 5, 2014   Daylight 10 hrs. 35 min. 50 sec.  Temp. H 15/ L -7°F

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