Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Tooth Fairy, Pudding, and a Pizza...oh my!

Victorian Tooth Fairy

Salutations!  That's my way of saying, "hello." 

This greeting is a tribute to my diva daughter, Charlotte.  She lost her first tooth today.  She had been wiggling that tooth for nearly two weeks.  Today was the day.  A corndog was the answer.  I now have one question:  what is the going rate for teeth?  I mean, how much does the Tooth Fairy leave nowadays?  Has she adjusted the amount to account for inflation?  Was she bailed out in the stimulus bill?  Answers please!

Isn't she cute!

As most know, I was on vacation last week in beautifully hot Branson, Missouri.  Well, I am still on vacation...only I'm at home.  I am technically still on vacation until next week, so I have been keeping myself in holiday mode by reading magazines and my cell phone and Adobe Photo Elements handbooks, EATING bad foods, spraying Hawaiian Tropics Glade throughout my house, and staying up way too late.  I've also done some baking.  For those not in the know, I used to bake a lot.  I even decorated and sold cakes.  Unfortunately, I haven't done much baking in the last few years.  But today, I started to make up for lost time.  I first accomplished a miracle with regard to rice pudding!  Backstory:  I used to live in England, the land of rice pudding, tweed, and not straight roads.  I have been attempting to re-create the rice pudding I used to eat there for the last several years.  I am sure the only ingredients in this pudding my family made was rice, milk (I think one pint; yes, there was a milk man that brought milk in glass pints), sugar, cinammon, and butter.  These are combined and BAKED, not cooked stovetop in a double broiler!  I've tried and tried, but no success...until today.  I found a recipe at All Recipes UK/IRELAND that comes super close to the real deal.  I had to convert the amounts and oven temperature at another website, but it turned out yummy!  The only real difference is that I am sure no eggs were used in the real deal, but one was called for in the All Recipes instructions.  Oh, and for the record, castor sugar is not sugar sugar...but sugar sugar (aw honey are my dancing queen...) works.  No need to get super technical right?  Rice length, on the other hand, is important.  Short grain is used for puddings...NOT long grain!

Unfortunately, my husband doesn't like rice pudding (fortunate for me!).  So, I also made another dessert:  a fruit pizza!  Remember when these seemed to be a rage?  Everyone brought one for the office party, school event, etc.  Did I miss something?  Why do them seem like they are extinct?  Anyway, I think mine turned out beautiful!   It also tasted sinfully good.

Two words:  Cream Cheese

At this rate, I may not be able to fit into my work clothes at the end of my vacation!  Maybe I'll have to add shopping to my staycation itinerary!

Reminder:  Rewind Week 1970s starts Monday!!!!

Toodles for now!


Brynwood Needleworks said...

You are my candy girl, and you've got me following you! (it's almost 12:30 am here, and I'm dancing!) lol Thanks for visiting and following Brynwood. I'll be joining your site, too, Sister! See you again soon. Oh, and I have no idea what a tooth goes for these days, but I'll be back to find out what others write.
Hugs from HOT Florida!

Anonymous said...

Hi, My son is 11 and gets about a dollar a tooth. He lost three at the beginning of summer. Tooth Fairy was considering a 2nd mortgage at that rate of loose teeth. All recipes. Favorite recipe site. I only make 5 star recipes and am always happy with the results. Glad you found what you were looking for. And in response to your comment to my post YES! May the Dorks of the world unite! There are way more of us anyway.

Blissfull ATC swap said...

Good Morning, to your question my boys had a dollar, which comes with a story. I would roll the said dollar and tie with sliver thread and add a small note to it and then , wait for it! make little foot prints on the bed with gitter. I know a mess to clean up put they soon grow up.. And I need , not thats not a strong enough word I WANT your recipe

please. please I have to buy the tinned stuff ...MY local pubilx sells some english food... what you fav chocolate I'll look if they have it and sent.... mines turkish delight and they have it....hugs Wendy

Shelia said...

Hi Angela! All I can say is - can I come over? Well, I can say some more. I love the looks of your food. I haven't been much of a fan of rice pudding but you're changing my mind - it looks delicious. Now fruit pizza! I love that stuff and haven't had any in years. Again, can I come over? :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

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theodora said...

yummi I love rice pudding I boil the rice with water, then add the milk in the end when the rice is almost done , I put in about half a cup of sugar and mix in a tsp. of cornstarch to thicken it add it and boil and turn it off pour on a plate and sprinckly cinnimon on it , its great during the winter,yours looks delicious I'll have to try it one cold winter day!!the type of rice plays an important role in the ending result there are so many types.

BelleSouth said...

Yay for Charlotte! My diva daughter is coming up on her 27th birthday, so it's been awhile since we had tooth fairies around. I paid, oops, the tooth fairy paid $1 at the time. At their age, that's a big sum!