Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Fanciful Rice Pudding

Although I don't *usually* landscape dessert, I couldn't resist this fanciful rice pudding set-up. The rice pudding, by the way, was a last minute gluten-free addition to the holiday menu, and I was surprised at how the gooey and elaborate Christmas cookies were ignored as everyone dove into it.


So, on my snowy rice pudding I've got a little decorative bird on a wire, stuck in just far enough so his feathers stay clean, and he's eating the pomegranate seeds I've scattered.


Pass with more pomegranate, kiwi slices, and lots of whipped cream. I used the Joy of Cooking for my pudding; recipes abound for this classic.

14 comments:

Gillian said...

I must confess I've never been partial to rice pudding, but that looks almost good enough to tempt me! I love the cheery cardinal.

Hill upon Hill said...

Oh, I love rice pudding. I love the whimsy of the bird and seeds!
I trust all your family were close by.

Meghan said...

Your decoration is so creative, it's no wonder the rice pudding was appealing.

Alexia said...

I love rice pudding! This looks so good!

Tracey said...

It almost looks like you took a picture outdoors..very delicious!

Lisateresa said...

Yes, just as Tracey said, it puts me in mind of the outdoors; I've seen this scene many times - snow on the ground, and the pretty red cardinals feeding against the bright white.

Polly said...

I've never had rice pudding--but perhaps we should try it here one wintry evening. My son is gluten-free, and it might be a nice change of pace from his typical post-dinner cookies!

Laura said...

Festively precious.

...and heaven & nature sing!

{{* *}}

Rona's Home Page said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Jodi said...

how cheerful. I love it!

Kate said...

You missed your true calling as a food artist.

Sarah said...

We, too, had Joy of Cooking rice pudding, ours with Christmas breakfast.

Lynn said...

So pretty.

Anna said...

Visually stunning ... and I imagine mighty tasty, as well.

Lovely, lovely!

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