My friend since first grade, Sarah, was telling me a couple of weeks ago how she will mix up a box of vanilla pudding, then add sour cherries to it. First, I think it should be illegal to share yummy recipes during this time when we can’t run to the store and get what we want. Second, I knew I had neither vanilla pudding mix or sour cherries.
As crazy as you’ll think I am, today I decided to clean out my kitchen cabinets and put everything on a spreadsheet.
The first cabinet I cleaned out was one at the top of a tall pantry. I never use that cabinet because I have to climb up on a little ladder thing to get to it. There were six boxes of some kind of pumpkin granola cereal that I did not buy and it expired in 2016 and . . it smelled very rancid. I gave one box to the chickens and they didn’t seem to mind so I’ll given them a box every few days til it’s all gone. I hate wasting groceries but I don’t like granola when it’s good and surely wasn’t going to eat after it was rancid.
But then . . I found two jars of sour cherries. I knew I could make homemade vanilla pudding, which has to be better than a boxed mix. Our last gallon of milk has an expiration date of 3/26 so, technically, it’s expired, but it still smelled fine so I used it. We won’t get more til a week from yesterday so I know it isn’t going to last that long. Might as well use it for something.
I used 2 cups of the milk to make pudding. I tasted it while it was still warm and it’s so good! This is going to be a real treat tonight . . especially since i’ve been thinking about it for two weeks.