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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

No Hodgepodge, Just Me.

There is no Hodgepodge this week, Joyce is taking a week off so that she can live her life and not just write about it.   I know that feeling.  I took a lot of time off for my health and starting up blogging again is going slowly.  I think I'll do a Monday - Wednesday - Friday blog for a bit and see how I feel.

Today I'll share a recipe I just made.

I feels like fall has come upon us.  The daytime weather is up to 70's and dry.  The evening temps are in the low 50's with a breeze. Our electric bill is happy as the AC is off, the windows are open and the cold air is fresh and clean.  But it makes me feel like I should be putting up the fall decorations and digging out the crock pot.

Well the fall decorations are not up but the crock pot did come out.  Do you use your crock pot in the summer? I know of people who do and I know that using it would mean a lot of hot good meals in the summer but I don't use it until it gets cold. And it was cold yesterday. So out came the crock pot and the first thing I made was.....

Rice pudding.  I really love rice pudding but it's not very low carb so I changed up the recipe a bit to lower those carbs.

It turned out really good and with a dollop of low carb ice cream, it was a delish ending to a great dinner.

So what did I use for a recipe:
2 cups Almond milk
1/3 cup rice
1/6 cup sugar free maple syrup
1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
pinch of nutmeg

Grease crock pot, dissolve maple syrup in milk and scramble the egg, then add it to the crock pot.
Add all the rest of the ingredients, pour into crock pot.
Cook on high for 6 hours. I added walnuts in the last 1/2 hour just because I could.

It makes enough for 6 servings so it's a good size amount!  And it's good too.

So we are having a Fallish August.  I hope we get summer back, and that this trend doesn't continue to make an early fall and even an earlier Winter!! 


  1. I use my crock pot in the summer sometimes if I want to give DH a break from grilling or if I'm going to be gone during much of the day up until dinner time ... this way the meal is pretty much ready to be served when I get home. Plus I'm not heating up the house by using the stove or the oven. ;-) That rice pudding sounds yummy.

  2. I rarely use my crock pot in the summer. I think because most of the meals I make in the cp tend to be heavier, warmer, and comforting type foods we crave in the cold weather. I do love rice pudding though. I like it warm, but also have a fabulous recipe for a cold rice pudding. It is not low calorie though : ) Hope you're doing well!

  3. Hi Lynne Marie, welcome back.

    I do use my crockpot in summer, occasionally.
    I must try that rice pudding.
    I am always looking for good recipes.

    Have a great week!

  4. It's so good to see you back blogging!
    In summer, I only use my crock pot to make bar-b-q pulled pork or macaroni and cheese.
    It's HOT (100 and above)here, so I'd love to have some of your 'falll-ish' weather. I'm ready to drag out some fall decorations, too :)
    I've never had rice pudding, but it sounds delicious!

  5. I use my crock pot all year. Especially for those days when I am super busy and away from home.

    It finally feels like summer here. It is suppose to reach 90 this weekend.


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