Being grateful is something that I try to be mindful of all the time.
It’s so easy to want, want, want and to look at what others have and feel that it should be yours as well.
It’s harder to stop and be happy with your reality.
I’ve been really blessed, life isn’t perfect but things are good.
I try to fix what I can and not complain about what I can’t. One thing that I do struggle with is accepting my mom’s Alzheimer’s. I find myself sounding like a grade schooler in my head saying ‘It’s not fair!’. There might possibly be metaphorical foot stamping in there too.
Instead of having a fat whinge though I try to focus on the good things I remember.
One of those is that on really no-good days, the ones where nothing really went well, my mom would make pudding.
The flavours changed often but my favourite was always butterscotch.
To this day, there is still nothing that gets me out of a funk better than a bowl of butterscotch pudding. It makes me pause, take stock and be grateful for all the good that is in my life.
I’ve fancied this version up with a bit of grey sea salt but at heart, it’s still Mom’s butterscotch pudding.
This is easy as pie (actually easier) to make.
Melt butter and brown sugar together until bubbly. Add in flour, mix until smooth. Whisk in milk and bring to ALMOST a boil and let thicken, stir in your salt…
If you are a salt freak like me add a sprinkle to each portion.
Now sit back and think of all the good out there and how lucky you are to be part of it.
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup butter
- ½ cup flour
- 2½ cups whole milk
- ½ teaspoon salt (I like using the pink Himalayan or grey sea salt) and a bit more for sprinkling
- Raspberries for garnish (optional)
- Melt brown sugar and butter in pot until bubbling. Whisk in milk and cook on low until bubbly and starting to thicken. Add in salt, divide between six bowls and sprinkle with a little bit more salt. Really delicious with fresh raspberries.
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Mini Maple Sweet Potato Tarts from Holly at Mess Makes Food
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Sweet Potato Gingersnap Pie from Paula at Vintage Kitchen Notes
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