We are changing here at the Osbornes. Working towards a healthier diet. It may be a journey.
Monday, January 3, 2011
Cali, the Cat and Humble Baked Custard
Cali the Cat
I'm kind of obsessed with the cat right now. You'll remember that this is not my cat. It belongs to Step Son and Daughter in Law, who are staying with us temporarily. Of course, this is not my first acquaintance with Cali. We've known her for years.
But now everywhere I go in my house, there is this freaking cat. She may not look like a special cat in these pictures, but yesterday, I poked her with my big toe to see what would happen and she did a back flip. Are all cats this entertaining?
I might mention that I've never had a cat in all of my 51 years. I'm a dog person. My father didn't like cats. They disturbed his landscaping, if you know what I mean. He liked his yard. If you don't know what cats do in bark dust, well...
If I hand you the duster, could you get the high spots for me?
Why do I have the creepy feeling that she might jump down on me?
Dude, don't touch my new chair or we are going to have a problem.
Humble Baked Custard
4 eggs from Willamette Farms Eggs
2 c. Milk from Alpenrose
1/2 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
1/4 t. salt.
Homemade Blackberry Jam
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a bowl with a whisk. Divide between several custard dishes or small ramekins.
Add a dollop of your favorite preserve to eah. I'm using homemade blackberry jam right now. Stir it around a couple swishes, just enough to spread it around a bit.
Place the dishes into one larger flat pan, a roaster, large cake pan or the like. Place in the oven and pour water into the larger pan being careful to not get water in the custard.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
A humble dessert. A snack for the kids. Just a nice, old fashioned thing that makes me happy.