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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

It's A My-T-Fine Pudding Day!

MY-T-Fine Pudding Recipe Booklet

You didn't think for one morsel of a moment that I would forget to remind you that today is National Chocolate Pudding Day, did you? Good because I'm here to tell you, I LOVE chocolate pudding! Not chocolate custard, although a classic French pot de crème does weaken me at the knees a bit. My pie-in-the-sky chocolate pudding fantasy includes My-T-Fine!

MY-T-Fine Pudding Recipe Booklet

Much like me, My-T-Fine pudding is a classic:) Unlike me, My-T-Fine has done very little to change its classic look:) The parent company of My-T-Fine which is Jel Sert Company, has been in business since 1918. They pride themselves in staying classic and remaining an American based company still residing in Illinois not far from where they were "born." I would love to get into the long and fascinating history of the company, which is surprisingly diverse, but, I have a Picnic Game to organize this week and it just would not be possible right now.

However, there's always room for recipes even if they are from the Jel Sert company website.

BRANDY ALEXANDER PUDDING

Makes 4 servings
Brandy extract highlights this molded pudding dessert that's chilled and topped with grated chocolate.
Ingredients:
1   (4-serving size) package MY-T-FINE Chocolate Pudding and Pie Filling
2  cups  milk
2  teaspoons  brandy extract
Whipped cream and grated chocolate, for garnish
Instructions:
1. Prepare pudding according to package directions using milk. Stir in brandy extract. Pour into dessert dishes; refrigerate 2 hours.
2. Garnish with whipped cream and grated chocolate.
I never considered using a pudding mix for a quick fondue but as I look at this recipe, I may just consider it. And, it's Microwave friendly too:) What do you think?

CHOCOLATE FONDUE

Makes 2 1/2 cups
Children love to dip animal crackers in this warm chocolate and peanut butter fondue.
Ingredients:
1/4  cup  margarine or butter
1/4  cup  chunky or creamy peanut butter
1   (4-serving size) package ROYAL Chocolate Pudding & Pie Filling
2  cups  light cream or half-and-half
animal crackers, cake cubes and fruit pieces, for dipping
Instructions:
1. Microwave margarine or butter and peanut butter in 2-quart microwavable bow, at HIGH (100%) power for 30 to 60 seconds, stirring until melted and smooth. Stir in pudding mix and cream or half-and-half. Microwave 1 minute; stir.
2. Microwave 4 to 5 minutes more or until mixture is thickened, stirring every minute.
3. Cool slightly (cover pudding surface with plastic wrap to prevent skin from forming). Serve warm with animal crackers, cake cubes and fruit pieces for dipping.
The pictured recipe leaflet above may look familiar to some of you. I've shared it before on National Chocolate Pudding Day. I also shared an assortment of Chocolate Pudding Cakes with you that day. However, in my haste, I didn't share a close-up of the inside of the leaflet. By the looks of it, I'd say this leaflet was most likely published in the late 1930s. I must say, I'm quite curious about the fudge recipe that includes my "pal" My-T-Fine Chocolate Pudding:)
MY-T-Fine Chiffon Pie | MY-T-Fine Fudge

How's Marion?

Quite a few of you have asked for an encore from Marion. Thank you:) Here it is!

Just in case you can't figure out what this 93 year young lady is showing us, close your eyes gentlemen, they're fashion doll "undies" she just finished crocheting:) (along with purses and hats too)

Yes, our dear friend Marion is now showcasing her new line of crocheted clothes for the kids at the local hospital. They love them! She buys all the dolls and accessories with her own money during our weekly jaunts to yard sales. She then cleans them up, washes and styles their hair, and "designs" them new outfits, undies and all! These dolls will all soon being making their journey to a new home. The first one with the Barbie doll case is going to a local little girl who is very sick. She told Marion her favorite color was white:) It took Marion longer than normal to find just the right doll and I think she did it! Don't you?

She has so many dolls surrounding her that she had to buy a Barbie case of her own. (we also have other Barbie "hardware" accumulating around here, cars, boats, vanities etc:)

Here are a few more of her "designs" perched on one of the many crocheted blankets she also donates to the hospital.

When I told Marion you were asking about her and that I was going to show you her "new line" for National Chocolate Pudding Day, she whipped out this recipe for Chocolate Cake Pudding from a 1978 issue of Workbasket Magazine. (I don't know why she buys them, she doesn't follow any patterns, ever:) Perhaps it is for occasions like this:) Or, because as a mother of 6 children in the late 70s, one just automatically saves such treasures:)

Chocolate Cake Pudding

Picnic Game News: Calling all baskets...there's a picnic game we're all playing and we need to make a bee line to our blankets by June 28th! See you there!






49 Nibbles:

Kathy said...

Oh Louise, I do love pudding and Marion’s recipe for Chocolate Cake pudding sounds yummy! I am in awe of Marion…I hope I can get to that age and still be so vital.
I will be working on my picnic post today…made my recipe a few days ago….see you at the picnic!

Johanna GGG said...

That crochet work is just gorgeous - I wish I was so skilled with a needle as I know a little girl who would love them to bits - but I think that it is fantastic to make them for children in hospital - they really need special treatment and this would be just what the doctor ordered, I am sure! I am tempted to take the Letter Z now I have tackled Q.

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Louise,
I have not had chocolate pudding in ages! With brandy extract sounds delicious, though I would use brandy the liquor directly! Haha!
Marion is such a doll herself! She is so kind and wonderful to do the knitting for the children. God bless her kind heart. She has a fine hand with crochet, the dolls has a complete wardrobe, and very pretty too! Marion, you are one superb lady!
The Picnic Game will only be one full circle if there is a Z, so I'll just take that, if it is alright with you. Let me know, I may be posting it as early as tomorrow! Just made "Zucchine in Padella con Aceto e Peperoncino" , wink, wink! To me it is a fancy name, since I do not understand Italian, is that Italian? :)
Looking forward to what the others are bringing!

Nee said...

Love chocolate and this pie looks divine , I bet you guess what's for dessert tonight .
Marion is a sweetheart , the dolls are prefect and her crocheting is superb. Thahks for sharing :-)

SissySees said...

No fan of pudding - but mousse and bread pudding are another story - but Marion's crocheted doll clothes bring back happy memories. My grandmother tried to teach me to sew, making clothes for my "Waltons" dolls. (They were an odd size... smaller than a Barbie.)

Nellie said...

Oh, my! I didn't know it was Chocolate Pudding Day! I have no pudding mix here, so I'll just have to see about coming up with mine from scratch! Perhaps Marion's recipe will be a good substitute. It certainly does sound delicious! Marion has a real talent and dedication with her crocheting. I thought I might be a late entry for "Z," but the previous poster has that covered!

Marjie said...

As far as my boys are concerned, nearly every day is chocolate pudding day, but especially Tuesdays, served atop brownies, with whipped cream, and called "Brownie Tuesdays." I think I'd be run out of town if I failed to deliver Brownie Tuesdays.

Marion does nice, dainty work, and I'm sure she's making sick little girls very happy. My great grandmother made me a nun doll when I was 6. My mother lost it in one of our zillions of moves (usually twice a year), before I ever got to high school. Sigh.

Janet Rudolph said...

Love the ads! And a brandy alexander chocolate pudding? Not extract.. real brandy, for me. Hi to Marion. Love her outfits.. she's so creative! I know those little girls must love her!

Kitchen Riffs said...

It's been years since I've made chocolate pudding! My mom used to make it all the time when I was a kid, but it's not something I've ever gotten into the habit of doing. Now, of course, you have me craving some! The chocolate cake pudding looks quite intriguing! Good stuff - thanks.

Reeni Pisano said...

Those outfits are so cute! Marion is so talented and kind. Those girls are going to love them! I'm a pudding lover too although I must confess I haven't used a box in quite some time. I'll have to pick up a box of My-T-Fine heehee.

Katerina said...

I grew up with such types of puddings! Beautiful doll outfits!

Kit @ i-lostinausten said...

Oh Wow! Marion is so sweet for making those lovely outfit for the girls! Very creative & beatiful! I would love to have one too . Both pudding recipe sounds so good! I beginning to appreciate pudding lately , especailly chocolate pudding! hehehehe I'm posting my 'N' entry today for the picnic game, luckily I still recalled the deadline! LOL :)

I Wilkerson said...

This post was awesome for nostalgia for me. I remembered my mom making pudding and spooning some of the hot liquid over ice cream--soooo good! And Marion's little outfits reminded me of the clothes my grandmother crocheted for my troll dolls. After that big success I asked her to make something for the cat. She (of course) was happy to comply and I felt so terrible when the cat had totally chewed it to bits by the end of the day ;-)

Gloria Baker said...

What lovely post Louise and what lovely is Marion:))
Love this post!
I sent you a mail with my last récipe to the picnic!

Gloria Baker said...

when I was Little My favorite dessert was chocolate pudding!

Liz Berg said...

My hubby loves chocolate pudding! I may have to treat him this weekend :)

Blond Duck said...

Happy belated birthday! Have some pudding! :)

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Those recipes all sound My-T-Fine to me! And, talk about Barbie glam! Marion's created a whole new designer line!

Pattie T. said...

Boy, does this take me back. A friend of my grandmother crocheted me an entire wardrobe of clothes for my Barbie doll. I don't think that I appreciated them nearly as much back then as I would today.

Linda said...

Hi Louise...
My...you have an awesome blog!
So jam-packed with goodies!
I shall return often to drool over your recipes!
And that Marion is precious!
Happy belated Birthday!

Cheers!
Linda :o)

Guru Uru said...

These puddings look so delicious my friend :D
And love the barbie wardrobe, such an improvement!

Cheers
CCU

Barbara said...

Marion has an amazing talent! That fine work is so difficult and takes such patience, especially when dressing dolls. Good for her! Any child who receives one will be thrilled.
Love the pudding recipes!

lisa is cooking said...

Brandy Alexander pudding? I want to try that! I'd take a chiffon pie too.

Those doll clothes are so cute. This reminds me that my mom used to sew Barbie outfits for my dolls from leftover fabric. I loved dressing my dolls!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Thanks so much for the link, Marion's Barbie outfits are adorable! Lovin' that first white jacket, she is an inspiration:@)

~~louise~~ said...

Marion has Barbie dolls all over the place, Kathy. And each and everyone of them will be getting a new dress and a new home!

~~louise~~ said...

I have two left fingers when it comes to anything involving a needle and thread, Johanna. The kids sure do love them though!

~~louise~~ said...

I haven't had chocolate pudding in a long time either, Joyce. I do LOVE it though. I find it difficult to make on my electric stove. It never fails to burn!

Marion really is a doll. She just bought about 50 dolls yesterday at a yard sale. She gave them all a bath, washed their hair, restyled it and now she is making them all a wardrobe. Simply incredible!

~~louise~~ said...

And you didn't invite me for dessert, Nee???

~~louise~~ said...

Huge fan of all three Channon! Marion was going to show Tabitha and Noah how to crochet this summer but...perhaps next year:) Walton dolls! Those are indeed lasting memories:)

~~louise~~ said...

Pudding from scratch is so much better than the box Nellie. However, my memories are filled with those My-T-Fine boxes just waiting for me to stir.

~~louise~~ said...

I'm comning to your house for Brownie Tuesday's. I'll even share with Brutus!

Isn't it strange the way we remember lost dolls, My mother lost my Pattie Play Doll, which by the way was rather tall, and till this day I still think about her and it!

~~louise~~ said...

Real brandy for me to Janet. Cheers!

~~louise~~ said...

Something tells me there will be Chocolate Pudding on the menu at your house real soon, John. Once that craving comes, it does not leave!

~~louise~~ said...

The girls do love them, Reeni. She's been cranking out outfits for weeks now and as fast as they are made that's as fast as we head to the hospital!

~~louise~~ said...

Thank you Katerina.

~~louise~~ said...

I'm not sure I could persuade Marion to make one for you Kit. I'll have to ask her as soon as she comes up for air, lol...

~~louise~~ said...

So glad you enjoyed your trip down memory lane, Inger. Funny cat story, I think?

grace said...

pina coladas are hands-down my favorite boozy beverage, and i love applying those flavors to baked goods!

~~louise~~ said...

Thank you, Gloria...

~~louise~~ said...

Cocolate Pudding is definitely my kind of treat, Liz!!! Do make some for the hubby:)

~~louise~~ said...

Thank you Miranda...

~~louise~~ said...

Marion just bought a new dresser just to house her fashionable wardrobe and Barbie dolls, lol...She is such a hoot!

~~louise~~ said...

It seems to always happen that way Pattie. I was never much of a fashion doll girl but my mother made us clothes for our other dolls that I never really appreciated either.

~~louise~~ said...

Thank you Linda, drop by any ol' time!

~~louise~~ said...

You know Uru I didn't think about it that way but you are so right, Marion's wardrobe is an improvement. It sorta leaves much to the imagination, lol...

~~louise~~ said...

The kids really do enjoy them Barbara. As a matter of fact, are you ready for this, she picked up a ken doll and is now crocheting clothes for him too!!! she wanted something for the boys at the hospital too:)

~~louise~~ said...

Brandy Alexander Pudding is at the top of my list too, Lisa. I just LOVE it!!!

~~louise~~ said...

Thank YOU for dropping by Lynn. As I was telling Barbara, she is now crocheting clothes for Ken too! when she has a selection, I will share, lol...

~~louise~~ said...

I do too Grace. And there are so many wonderful variations too!!!