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Here is a recipe for homemade rice pudding from my friend Sarah. It's fabulous! Just made it last week. The whole family loved it! Well Scott loved it too much since one day it was there, the next it wasn't. But Avery esp loved the small bowls she got :) Enjoy the pics! I think I would love to be a food photographer!

1 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup basmati rice
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy whipping cream (or omit and use an additional cup whole milk, if you want to cut fat content)
1/2 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean
1 stick cinnamon
Bring 1 1/2 cups water, rice, and salt to simmer in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover. Simmer until water is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Add milk, cream, and sugar. Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean; add bean and cinnamon stick. Increase heat to medium; cook uncovered until rice is tender and mixture thickens slightly to a soft, creamy texture, stirring occasionally, about 35 minutes.
Remove pudding from heat and discard vanilla bean and cinnamon stick. Divide pudding evenly among small bowls. Serve warm or press plastic wrap directly onto surface of each pudding and chill thoroughly. Keep refrigerated.

Thanks Sarah!!!!!!!!
Also for this coming week, in case you don't see many more posts . . . my daughter is turning 1!!! And I am busy busy busy!! So I thought I'd do my life in numbers:
Birthday parties: 1
Research proposals to decide on: 1
Min in the shower: 5 (per day?)
Appts w/ various people: 9
Trips to the gym (God willing?): 2
Shopping trips for said bday party: 5+
Entertaining Avery: 12 (minus the potential 2 hr nap)
Gray hairs other people will give me before I turn 33: 50+ (Shannon will not be pleased)
Days til I lose my insanity if I have to schedule one more thing in my planner: 6
Hours of smiling when I celebrate my daughter's healthy & happy first year: countless!