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Rice Pudding

1 Egg
1 Tsp Vanilla
3/4 Cup Milk
2 Tbsp Sugar
1 1/2 Cups Rice
Nutmeg

Mix Egg, Vanilla, Milk, & Sugar
Grease a Microwave safe bowl (Glass)
Put in Rice
Pour mixture over the top. It should just cover the rice
Sprinkle notmeg over the top
Cook for 6 mins on MED-HIGH

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White Sauce

Bern makes a fantastic White Sauce, but I’ve never tried, because I’ve never known how. So last night I got her to write out the recipe.

This has my interpretations all over it, especially the microwave times and more exacting measurements…

1 chunk of butter (about 1cm thick across a 250gm block)
2 Tablespoons of Plain Flour
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup grated cheese

Melt butter (30 secs on medium)
Stir in Flour
Cook for 35 secs on High
Stir
Add milk and whisk till smooth
then add cheese
Cook on high in short burst (30 seconds) till it’s ready.

I think it took me 4 x 30 secs (2 mins)

It turned out yummy, though the milk I used tasted a bit funny, so Bern didn’t like it much. I also used Pizza cheese, so it was a bit stringy.

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Mocktails

Bern got this great recipe for a mocktail from her friend Tammy:
60ml Pineapple Juice
60ml Orange Juice
30ml Coconut Cream
15ml Sugar Syrup

Sugar syrup is make with boiling water, and then loading it up with as much Sugar as will dissolve and then letting it cool.

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Mardi Gras – Pancake Tuesday.

Mardi Gras, translated literally is Fat Tuesday” aka “”Shrove* Tuesday”” or “”Pancake Tuesday”” the day Christians Celebrate as the Day before Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. The idea is to get rid of all their perishable goods before the time of fasting, so they cook it all and make:

Pancakes
1 1/2 Cups Plain Flour
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
1 1/2 Tblsp Sugar
2 Eggs
300ml Milk
2Tblsp Melted Butter

Mix, Stand for a while, Cook.

Recipe courtesy of my Brother-in-Law Chris. We found them a little thick, so we added more milk.

The Mardis Gras connection is explained better,(or at least corroborated) here. I first heard it on Light FM last year.

* Shrove seems to be from the Scottish “”Shriven”” or cleansed (of sins)

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