Friday, July 19, 2013

Celebrate the Small Things, Especially Your Puddings

Thanks to VikLit for this Challenge


Some of you will remember this post from the AtoZ CHALLENGE this year.


And you may remember Hilary's post on her blog POSITIVE LETTERS-INSPIRATIONAL STORIES about Pond Pudding, a 199 year old recipe that set me off to experiment with creating this frothy concoction.

Well my first attempt was a success and I shared the pudding with some friends which led to the question of how high should you go to make this pudding the best frothy delight ever. And now we have the results of the highly scientific experiment that came from that discussion. (wine was involved)

The First Pond Pudding: 4 1/2' from top of stool to spout

The Stool #1



The Second Pond Pudding: 6' from top of ladder to spout


The Ladder #2

The Scientist Carefully Measuring Attempt #2

The Third Pond Pudding: 13' from top deck to lower deck



Intrepid Scientist with Teapot

Results: 

#1 Very Frothy. Very Tasty. Spatters: Minor, but sticky.
#2 Very, Very Frothy. Very Tasty. Spatters: Needed hose to clean deck.
#3 Extremely Frothy. Very Tasty. Spatters: Amazing. Needed power washer to clean deck.

Conclusion: 

1. Forget #2 and #3. You get the same taste, just different froth from 4 1/2' than you do from 6' and 13' and clean-up is easier.

2. Drink less wine with friends while discussing Pond Pudding.

Celebrating SMALL THINGS today? These people on the Linky are, so stop by and see what they're celebrating.




45 comments:

  1. LMAO!!! I love that you actually did this!!

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  2. I didn't remember these posts so I'm glad you shared again. How fun!! LOL now I want to make pond pudding, but I will follow your advice about cutting back on the wine while doing it. :D

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    1. Glad you're so sensible, Julie. Hope your pudding is delightful.

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  3. I think I'd probably do it from the safe balcony distance too :) crossing fingers that my cats don't attack the pudding below LOL

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    1. They will be some sticky cats, I can tell you that!

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  4. Can't believe you poured it from the second floor! Surprised anything was left in the bowl.

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    1. Nothing stands in my way when it comes to my blogging! I'm dedicated. I'm also a tad nutty--my family says that, but leave out the "tad."

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  5. Hi Lee - that was fun .. and you certainly experimented .. amazing that you went up to the upper deck .. thirteen feet ...

    My mother would have loved to have heard about this take on the Pond Pudding and I'm sure she'd have remembered us making it - probably 40 years ago!

    I must give it another go .. I just need to find a welcome home owner!

    Great fun and thanks for the link .. cheers Hilary

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  6. I would've been there with a camera for that last one.

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    1. Yep I could have used your skill with the camera!

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  7. Did you use a stunt double for this experiment? Glad you're cutting down on the wine, and maybe you need to stay out of the sun for a while too! This was fun, and you and Hilary should team up again!

    Julie

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    1. We might just do that. She has some great old recipes that are tempting.

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  8. Here's to the scientific love. I actually laughed at the sight of the third picture. Never believed you would try from a second floor. Hahaha. Anyway, I think you saved me the experiment as I would also feel tempted to try. :D

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    1. Glad I saved you from that experiment and made you laugh, too! I knew my blogging would come to something good one of these days. :-)

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  9. *Scrolls down past the list of amazing folks doing yet another blog hop...*

    I try to forget the alphabet challenge, thank you very much!

    Before I drop from the second floor of my house, laughing all the way, I thank you for pudding up, or is it down, such a delectable posting!

    As always, your starstruck fan,

    Gary!

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    1. How would I survive without my starstruck fan? You don't tell that to all the bloggers, do you?

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    2. There you go. I subscribe to follow-up comments on your incredible site. Which means, I come back over and respond. Are you impressed? Do you care? Are you liking the extra visit on your site? Questions, questions....

      To answer your question, I only refer to just a select few as me being a starstruck fan. Naturally, I'm the most starstruckest of you!

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  10. What a brilliant experiment - how fun is that?! Thanks for sharing the great pics.

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    1. Thanks for the Small Things Celebration.

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  11. I do remember Hilary's post when she talked about the pond pudding. Well done you for trying it out!

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  12. This is hilarious! I am so glad you did the testing for us- as I do not have a power washer, so the last test would have been a bad one for me to do. :)

    ~Jess

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    1. I had to borrow a neighbor's power washer. Really. However, the neighbor had a chance to enjoy the pudding as her reward.

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  13. This sounds like the best way to make pudding ever. Love the pictures!

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  14. I love the first edition of The Write Game Consumer's Report. *applause* I look forward to future installments! :-)

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    1. I should set up a special Pudding Report on my blog. You've given me a fabulous idea and probably 20 lbs.too!

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  15. I tell you, this sounds so crazy, it must be VERY delicious! :) Writer’s Mark

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  16. I loved reading this. I'd be afraid to make a mess, but it sounds delicious.

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    1. It's messy all right, but the pudding is worth it.

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  17. I remember you mentioning this before! And OMG you really "meant business" by pouring it all the way from the upper deck?!
    Hey, sounds like this could evolve into a contest of sorts... just work out the finer details... you and Hilary can co-host! LOL.
    Writer In Transit

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    1. Once I'm on a mission, nothing stops me, even vertigo!

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  18. Pond pudding! What a hoot! Pond pudding on wine? What a riot! Great pics and great, yummy fun!

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  19. Ooh this sounds like it was a fun experiment.. :D Pond pudding..never heard of it before but sounds like its so much fun, especially the cleaning part. :D

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    1. Well, the clean up wasn't much fun, but worth the pudding.

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  20. What fun! I want to try it. You're such an adventurous soul to actively do your own research.

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    1. No animals were hurt during this experiment! :-)

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  21. LOL!!! Well I think this was worth it for the wine and the froth! Yay! take care
    x

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  22. I loved this... and how much fun you would have had doing this:)

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