Monday, January 31, 2011

More Weekend Gratitude, This Time in Pictures with a Recipe for Bread Pudding

Dear friends,

Our weekend in pictures,
January 29-30, 2011
(plus a recipe for bread pudding at the bottom)

                                        For freshly potted
                          pansies and snapdragons

For freshly cleaned back porches,
Father we thank Thee!

                              For an interesting bug,

And for a sketch by a creative son,
Father, we thank Thee!

For a going away party before
a Grand Adventure to Italy
for Rachel and Joanna,


For send off prayers by a big sister and parents and friends,
Father, we thank Thee!

                             For Sunday morning cirrus clouds

                         And Sunday morning worship
                  with a church meeting in a school building
                             Father, we thank Thee!

               For a small family reunion at our house

With sisters-in-law and nieces

and aunt and uncle
and cousins on couches

For chocolate cake, bread pudding,
oatmeal cookies with Milk Duds on top
grapes, apples, oranges, & bananas,
lemon blueberry muffins
cheese and crackers
and broccoli with dip
and even more
Father, we thank Thee!

              For a birthday girl to blow out candles
                            (a week early, #20)
                       and my silly daughters who will
                  teach English in Chiavari, Italy 
                for three months starting this week

           For a grandson to cuddle and learn to crawl,
                              Father, we thank Thee!

                              For a sunset sky,
                         and all that is lovely in life,
                            Father, we thank Thee!

(And with thanks to whomever wrote the original poem
"Father, We Thank Thee"
which is often attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson.)

And now for the bread pudding recipe...

Thad's cousin Debbie Knispel brought
a delicious bread pudding,
which everyone raves about.
She gave me the recipe from memory -
easy to do since she's made it for years!

Bread Pudding

Blend together:
4 eggs beat until lemon colored
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 sticks of butter, melted
1tsp vanilla
3/4 tsp nutmeg
1tsp cinnamon

Mix in:
1 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream
(or 1 pint half & half instead of the milk and cream)

6 cups cubes of any kind of bread (day old is fine!)
Optional: raisins, nuts, etc.

in greased loaf pan at 325 for 35 minutes
then raise to 425 and bake for 15 more minutes

for 15 minutes,
then loosen and invert on plate to slice and serve.


Virginia Knowles


  1. I've copied your Bread Pudding recipe. Thanks for this. I've got lots of left over dry bread for this. So glad. You are some resource! It is hard to know when faith turns into a recipe. My bread recipe is what I find in the sacrifices in Scripture; "fine flour, oil and honey" plus water, salt and yeast. When it's old and dry and nobody wants it anymore, your Bread Pudding recipe will make it taste good again. :)

  2. How fun to see all the life, joy, energy, love and fun in these photos!

    And, of course, I love a good bread pudding recipe. I have some old bread just waiting to be transformed...

    So glad you linked this to Food on Fridays!


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