There’s Always Bread Pudding


Do you ever wake up feeling as if something’s off?  There’s a little too much on your plate and you know that no matter what the day will just be a little bit disappointing.

Today I felt stupid for a few hours, then ridiculous for about just as long, and the worst of all like a bad friend and an overall failure in life. Too much stuff going on right now!

To take my mind off of it all for a little bit.  I turned a disappointing loaf of bread I got at the Farmer’s Market yesterday

into something slightly better.

Bread Pudding

1 loaf of bread (about 10 slices), torn into pieces (I used whole wheat)
3 cups of non fat milk
3 tbsp butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup raisins
2 tbsp rum
4 eggs

In a saucepan heat milk, butter, sugar, vanilla, raisins, cinnamon and rum until butter has melted and sugar is dissolved.  Put torn bread pieces into a large bowl, pour warm milk mixture over bread and toss to coat.  Let sit for about 30 minutes.

Add 4 eggs (beaten), transfer to a greased baking dish (I used a big 9×13 pyrex) and bake at 350 for 40-50mins.

Serve with a maple yogurt glaze (fancy way of saying greek yogurt + maple syrup mixed together).

I can’t deny that food is comforting, and I’m not talking about just eating it necessarily but the cooking part.  Preparing this took my mind off everything for a while.  Honestly, I would probably be a little happier if I had someone to give this to at the moment.  I love the smiles that come from receiving a treat, it’s almost better than eating it myself.

Since I’m a lonely duck on this Easter Sunday, I have to find another thing that will make me feel better… being a consumer (not an eater).

I can get these…

or

They cost about the same… Honestly, I could go without either but just out of curiosity, which would you choose and why?

When you’re not feeling great, what makes you feel better?

Hope you’re having a great Easter!

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16 thoughts on “There’s Always Bread Pudding

  1. Anna says:

    I’d definitely choose the lens…I always buy shoes, and then just end up wearing my flip flops, even with my nice dresses.

    Mmmm…bread pudding is one of my absolute favorite desserts…yours looks awesome! Loved your farmer’s market pics from yesterday too…I think you need a dog!!! 🙂

  2. simplyshaka says:

    I agree with the dog comment 🙂

    I was a lone today as well and I didn’t go anywhere today, surprisingly. One of my things is when I get bored, I shop but I am trying to break away from that. Instead I read, worked out, cooked, watched Arrested Development :), played with my dog and napped.

    When I’m not feeling great (emotionally) I go for a walk on my own or with Lincoln. When it is with Lincoln people always stop me and tell me what a cute dog he is and that just makes me smile 🙂

  3. coffeeismycarrot says:

    I always go with shoes 🙂

    I agree it is satisfying to see someone enjoy something you used your own two hands to make. I always get a good feeling when the hubby says he really liked something.

    I go for or a run or turn off all technology and curl up with a book when I need to feel better.

  4. Kelly says:

    HAH well. being that my macro lens literally changed my life, I must say that lens. which i have. and love. and it will change yours too. i might be a little biased as I am a photographer and I hate shoes and would live my life barefoot/in flip flops if possible but hey! lol.

    happy shopping! (pst choose the lens!)

  5. healthyexposures says:

    Sorry to hear about your day, girl 😦 Just remember – April is YOUR month!! You can do anything, today is a new day.
    Perfect idea for using up that bread!! As much as I love stratas – I’ve never had bread pudding! I think they’re same concept – one’s just savory and one’s sweet, though?
    Aaand, hands down – the lens. As Kelly said…it.will.change.your.life! And I’m probably biased for the same reasons, but – I know it’s one of your interests, too!
    Hope you start today off on the right foot 🙂

  6. balancejoyanddelicias says:

    you said my mind Karla. The joy of cooking is far beyond the act of eating… it’s the process itself, it’s the mental scape part, and if there’s someone you can share the final product, maybe a smile, it makes it perfect!

  7. Danielle says:

    Wow, I’ve only made bread pudding once & it didn’t look like that! Yours look a lot better 😀

    I would probably get the camera lense!

  8. louisianagrown says:

    Why does it seem like I bookmark every single one of your recipes? Maybe one of these days I’ll actually cook one! I would have definitely gone with the shoes if I were you. My toes are aching to be set free in some sandals!

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