Thursday, February 24, 2011

Skirts and Tapioca

The boys have been asking for tapioca pudding
 the last couple weeks.

I kept putting it off because we didn't have
the extra milk.

Last night, on the way home from church, I asked
my fella to stop at the Dandy so I could run in and pick
something up.

"What are you getting?" was asked from the back of the van.
"Milk," I answered, "for tapioca."

"Yeah!!!"  was shouted all across the van.

This morning, I got the crock pot out and started the pudding.
I have a recipe that is using a crock pot and it's super
easy.  You dump the stuff in, mix in eggs toward the end
and then it's done!

I also started sewing some skirts I had cut out.
I tend to cut all the fabric one day
and then sew  next.  These skirts were easy because I could
use white thread on all of them so I didn't have to keep switching
thread colors.  

I love all the fun spring colors!  It'll be here soon!

I got most of them sewn together and the waste bands in some.
I'll have to finish the wastes and then the zippers.
Ugh, five zippers!
Then hem and wait for spring.

The blue ones and green one on the left are all the same pattern.
It has 12 gores and they take some time sewing together
and then sewing the seam down. 
I have a couple of skirts from this pattern that I did
last year.  They're so comfortable!
I tend to grab them the most so I thought I should make a few more.

We enjoyed a yummy supper together and then the boys
dug into the tapioca!  I think the wait was worth it.

2 qt milk
1 cup tapioca
1 cup sugar (I used raw sugar)
Mix these together in a crock pot.  Cook on high for 3 hours.

Beat 4 eggs and 2 tsp vanilla extract.
Take some hot mixture from crock pot, add to eggs and stir.
Pour back into crock pot. 
Cook for 20 minutes more or until thick.
Chill.  Although we can never wait that long, we eat it warm.

I also double this recipe and the time is alot longer too.


  1. Those skirts look fun! I love the orange flowery one!

  2. Cute skirts! And thanks for sharing the recipe. My hubby is a tapioca eater.
    Thanks for linking up!

  3. Your skirts look AWESOME! Scout loves tapioca pudding...I'll have to give that a try too...