Y’all remember when I was so excited because Crockpot was gonna replace my stoopid ol’ broken Smarty-Pants-Pot? How long ago was that? Not very.
Two weeks ago to the day! And today? It broke! Smartpot. (rolls eyes) I think not.
Really, the Crockpot company ought to replace this replacement, but I just don’t need anymore broken “Smart”pots ‘round here.
I haven’t consulted w/Hubs on this one yet. He’s still not home from work.
I’m just kinda crying about it. I know I’m not supposed to cry over insignificant things like my dang dumbpot. Tell that to my hormones. Menopause doesn’t follow rules like “Thou shalt not cry over broken appliances.”
But maybe I am crying more because I had to fish through my White Chili to get the stinkin’ broken bit o’ pot that fell in as it broke!
See that quarter? See that scowl on Mr. Washington’s face? He’s a little angry with the Crockpot company for selling inferior goods. See that tiny little thing that ruined my day? GRRRRRRRR!!!
(sighs deeply) Let’s move on, shall we?
Here’s a way better photo! Not quality-wise, but content-wise.
This is Homemade M’wave Chocolate Pudding and it’s gonna save the day!
It’s very simple to make and it uses only wholesome ingredients.
Here at the ranch we call the pudding mix in the box “plastic pudding” but I think we’re just being nice. ”Petroleum based chemical soup dressed up in drag with a bad wig and 6 inch spike heels” is probably a little closer to the truth. Nasty stuff. If you have any, don’t read the label, just don your haz/mat suit, grab a pair of tongs and bury the box 24 feet deep in your neighbors backyard.
Anyhoo, here’s how to make the wholesome kind.
Homemade M’wave Chocolate Pudding
These directions are for a small, medium or Family size bowl of pudding. Just use the 1st amount for small, 2nd amount for medium, 3rd amount for Family size. Keep with the same column though!
- (1/3 C) (2/3 C) 1 Cup sugar
- (1/4 C) (1/2 C) 3/4 Cup cocoa powder
- (3 T) (1/4 C + 2 T) ½ Cup + 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
- (1/4 t) (½ t) 3/4 teaspoon salt
- (2 C) (4 C) 6 Cup milk
- (1 t) (2 t) 1 Tablespoon vanilla
In either a medium, large or real big glass bowl (check to make sure it fits in your m’wave first) combine the first 4 ingredients. Stir the milk in until it’s smooth (or as smooth as you can make it).
Microwave on high for three minutes. Stir well. Microwave for 4 – 8 minutes, until thickened, stirring after every minute. Please don’t take the bowl out of the m’wave to stir it unless there just isn’t room, and if you have to take it out be very careful. After a while the pudding is lava-esque and could give you a bad burn.
Once it’s nice and thick stir in the vanilla. Let it cool for a few minutes on the counter, then put it in the fridge for a couple of hours. Check on it every half hour or so, give it a stir, be sure to taste it every time, just to make sure!
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