Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Rambunctious AtoZ Blogging Challenge Day

The brainchild of Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out

I have to take a moment to comment on P and Pond Pudding. Hilary's post intrigued me so much that I had to try her Pond Pudding recipe. To recap: first, you beat the lemons with sugar, then you heat the cream and pour it into a teapot. Standing up as high as is safe (note the footstool with my lovely toes showing) and drip, drip, drop, drop, splat the cream into the lemon mix. Voila! Frothy Pond Pudding. We had it for dessert the next night and it was delicious--very rich, so I'd advise small and infrequent quantities. Also its a good idea to warn your significant other about what you're doing. My husband thought I'd gone over the edge when he found me in the kitchen on the footstool. "Just cooking, dear!" I said. His look was priceless.

Ta Da!

Now about R: 

Rambunctious


Whenever I read this word I see characters like Maniac McGee or Dory from Finding Nemo who "Just [keeps] swimming. Just [keeps] swimming."



Denise the Menace was one of the most rambunctious characters Ketcham ever created. And his ADHD antics kept us all entertained.


And what about Pippi Longstocking? How this chatterbox charmed us with her impulsive, rambunctious nature.

I love rambunctious characters! I love the word rambunctious!




This Rambunctious Hop is brought to you by:
The Madlab Post (Nicole Ayers)
Tossing It Out (Arlee Bird)
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Cruising Altitude 2.0 (DL Hammons)
Retro-Zombie (Jeremy Hawkins)
The Warrior Muse (Shannon Lawrence)
The QQQE (Matthew MacNish)
Leave it to Livia (Livia Peterson)
No Thought 2 Small (Konstanz Silverbow)
Breakthrough Blogs (Stephen Tremp)
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37 comments:

  1. So her pudding recipe worked? I'm sure your husband did wonder why you were on the chair.
    Hilary will be happy to know you tried it!

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    1. The pudding got rave reviews. I know she'll love hearing that.

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  2. lol I can imagine the look on your hubs :)

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  3. Geez! I would have paid anything to be there when you were cooking!

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    1. Cooks need many skills. With Hilary's pudding, balance was the key.

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  4. Rambunctious is the word I often use to refer to my Chipmunk. Very fitting at times lol!!

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    1. Chipmunk kind of implies that word, doesn't it?

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  5. I can only envision the mess I would've made!

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    1. Yep. Have a mop handy is part of the recipe.

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  6. I can only envision what the Husband Unit and cats' reactions would be if I did that. Sounds yummy. I get yelled at enough for working in the semi dark... but I'm used to working w/o light up at the observatory.

    Dennis was definitely a spitfire.

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    1. Here's to being idiosyncratic. I love people like you.

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  7. Woohoo! Yay for a successful conclusion to your pudding adventure! Sadly, my husband is not a fan of my cooking adventures. I have to admit, they're pretty scary. If I can mis-measure, mis-season, or mismanage the dish in any way, rest assured I will. :P

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    1. How are you at balancing on a stool? This may be a chance for you to shine!

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  8. Ha! No big deal, just cooking. That's awesome :D

    Pippi Longstocking is rambunctious! I dressed up as her for Halloween when I was about 6 or 7. My mom put a hanger in my hair to make my braids stick out. Obviously, I won that costume contest :)

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    1. Pippi was wonderful and I'll bet you were great with those braids and stockings!

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  9. Interesting. I've never heard of a recipe that calls for that.

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    1. I don't think many of us have; that's why I had to try it!

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  10. Love rambunctious characters! Even love them in my classroom - lots of fun! :)

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    1. You have a ready supply of the rambunctious!

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  11. Rambunctious describes MY kids to a T!

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  12. I'd say you making that pond pudding brings a whole new meaning to rambunctious!

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  13. ROFL! I can't believe you tried making it! I told Hilary I'd love to eat it but I'd never bother with the fuss. That must have been hilarious to watch. Sounds scrumptious.

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  14. Now I must go check out that pudding recipe! Love your photos lol.

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  15. Oh my goodness, I read her post and wanted to make it but didn't. I will live vicariously through you, if I may. :)

    Awesome!

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  16. The pond pudding sounds fun! I love the word of the day. Great character mentions. :)
    ~Jess

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  17. I haven't thought of Pippi in years! She definitely embodies the word.

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  18. Hi Lee .. thanks so much for playing with the pond - and your hubby even enjoyed it! Amazing - please thank him for being such a good sport ...

    My mother I guess decided her daughter was in a rambunctious mood when the decision was made all those years ago to give this pudding a try ..

    Her daughter can get uncontrollably exuberant, boisterous, rumbustious ... especially when balancing up a ladder, which I did use ... but it was fun and we laughed ... be patient to try it was challenging!

    Thanks Lee for giving some excellent feed back and endorsement to the pond from across the pond .. this post will be linked over now .. cheers to you .. Hilary

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  19. Dennis The Menace is the perfect choice for your R word!
    Rambunctious is quite a mouthful and Dennis is definitely a handful!
    Only 8 more posts!

    Writer In Transit

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  20. Pond pudding!! LOL!!! Good for you!! It worked and it sounds utterly yummy!!

    Rumbunctious is a great word! Take care
    x

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  21. I'm going to make the pudding, by golly. I will stand on that stool (having first polished my toenails) and will chant 'Just keep pouring! Just keep pouring!'

    Great post! (Now I'm hungry for lemon...)

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  22. Dennis is the perfect personification of the word 'rambunctious' :)

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  23. I also noted Hilary's pudding recipe and will be making it! But I will add in the raisins too!

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  24. Thanks for sharing your pudding experiment with us! :)

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  25. Rambunctious puppies come to mind. Seems like a rambunctious way to make pudding. I see splashes on the floor. :)

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  26. now that's a unique way to make a pudding...

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  27. I have one in my home! My daughter is the best!! Life would be boring without her. --Too funny, love the hubby walking in moment ..surely priceless!

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