Tuesday, December 23, 2008

TWD: Real Butterscotch Pudding


You never know what adventure, baking or otherwise, the Tuesday's with Dorie baking group might present on any given week. Take this week, for example, where the adventure included exposing my child to a double dose of sin... swearing and alcohol.

Let me back up a bit and explain. There's a store in our area called The Party Source. It's one of the greatest stores EVER. For any type of holiday or celebration, this place has got the goods.

Don't want to cook? they have food and appetizers galore. You forgot the balloon bouquet or need grass skirts for your luau party? They got 'em. Need those sample size bottles of booze because you're making REAL butterscotch with REAL Scotch, and you don't really need a $40 lifetime supply of Scotch? Gotcha covered!


So anyway... it's Sunday afternoon and I'm on a mom-and-son outing. Our destination just happens to be close to the Party Source, so I think, "great!" I'll swing by and get some Scotch (I was going to sub Brandy in my butterscotch pudding and hope for the best). So there I am with the 7-year old, trying to hustle my bustle and find the single malt Scotch amongst the collection of sample sized bottles. As I'm searching, I keep hearing my son saying, "Mom, look at the name of this one!". Oh niiiice, the Scotch section is right above the bottles of "Hot Damn", which are directly at kid eye level. He keeps pointing out the colorful names as I'm searching, searching... (what the heck is single malt scotch anyway?) I see blended scotch, I see single malt Irish whiskey, but no single malt scotch. ("Mom! Look at this one...") Finally, I grab a bottle (never did find the single malt Scotch) and got the heck out of Dodge.

I can't wait to see where my son shares this little gem of an experience. Oh, yes... He. Will. There's no doubt in my mind that this "mom took me to a liquor store" story will pop up at a moment that will ensure maximum embarrassment.

Ooooh, the things we do for Tuesday's with Dorie....


Speaking of TWD, this week's pick was by Donna of Spatulas, Corkscrews & Suitcases. Donna chose Real Butterscotch Pudding.

And a fine pick it was! Wow, this pudding was delicious and addictive. It was a far cry from pre-made or boxed-mix pudding, which is the only butterscotch pudding I've ever tasted. I can't say I'm too crazy about the premade version, but home made? I would definitely make this again. Now I'm kind of sorry I didn't buy the lifetime supply of Scotch.

OK, Merry Christmas y'all! I hope everyone enjoys a happy, stress-free holiday. Christmas hugs to all of you wonderful bakers :)

18 comments:

Natashya said...

My husband was surprised to find the Glenfiddich on the counter when he got home. This really was a great recipe - so glad you loved it too. I think your flower motif is awesome!

Bunny said...

I LOVED your story!! Yes your baby boy will bring this up when you least expect it, probably at church! Trust me my kids are grown, you'll laugh about it later! This pudding looks wonderful, I love your picture with the bowl and the flower!

chocolatechic said...

That is hilarious.

I wasn't about to pay $50 for single malt scotch either.

I got a pint of blended.

Danielle said...

I am glad you liked the pudding. I enjoyed it as well. It was worth all the whisking

Megan said...

I can top that - last time I ran into the liquor store with my kids,I was reminded that it is ILLEGAL in this state to take minors into a liquor store.

Nice.

Happy Holidays!

Madam Chow said...

I inherited a lifetime supply of booze from my parents, who were not drinkers, but had the stuff for entertaining. I now know how I will use up the scotch!

Jaime said...

love your plating w/the flower underneath! happy holidays!

pinkstripes said...

Your pudding looks great! I love your pictures. Happy holidays!

confectiona said...

This pudding is worth anything you have to do to get it!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Funny story! We can't buy alcohol at the party store here, but it sure would be handy! Your pudding looks wonderful!

Carol Peterman said...

I had to do a little web-research to figure out what a single malt Scotch was. I decided the Scotch Whiskey blend already in my cupboard would do just fine.

Cathy said...

Oh, I wish we had that store around here! A single stop for grass skirts and tiny liquor bottles? Too great! Your pudding looks wonderful. I found mine to be too boozy; clearly, I should have gone with single malt Irish whisky rather than scotch!

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Hey the butterscotch pudding looks perfect..the story is great.
I would also like to wish you Merry Christmas and wonderful ushering into new year 2009.

Julius said...

Hilarious post!

Happy Holidays :)

~ Julius
from Occasional Baker

Snooky doodle said...

Looks nice gues it was delicious :)

Jude said...

I have no idea what Hot Damn is but I think I'd like a bottle of that right now :)

n.o.e said...

Oh, it's not too late for a lifetime supply of scotch! And we loved the pudding too.
Nancy

kim said...

it looks delicious :) i wish i had a party source nearby! happy new year!