Friday, September 19, 2008

The Proof of the Pudding...

Whenever someone mentions butterscotch, my first association is to remember an elderly neighbor from back when I was a wee one. He would stuff the pockets of his cardigan with butterscotch candies and hand them out to all the children on the block. What a sweetie!
My second association is with butterscotch pudding - which makes me hungry. YUMMMMMMY. As most of my friends know, I'm a big fan of pudding and gelatin products. I have boxes of the instant stuff cluttering my cabinet space. But why wouldn't I? It's tasty and quick to make - plus Jell-O has gone and made many of my favorite flavors sugar-free or fat-free. Woo hoo!

So guess who will be raising a cup of sugar-free butterscotch pudding later today in honor of National Butterscotch Pudding Day?! You betcha, ey. That would be me! On a sidenote, I will also be raising a pint of beer on behalf of my baby brother, who turned 25 today. Where does time fly?!

For all you other butterscotch pudding fans, today's a good day to indulge in the sweet treat. And if you want to dress it up a bit, I'm including two sugar-free recipes that build on the idea of butterscotch pudding.

Butter Pecan Layer Pie

Bread and Butter Pudding With Butterscotch Sauce

Now, because I'm feeling a bit nostalgic, here's a classic '80s pudding commercial featuring everybody's favorite TV dad, Mr. Bill Cosby.

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