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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!