Thursday, February 26, 2009

Warm Crock-Pot Tapioca Recipe For a Cold Winter's Day

There's nothing like a cupful of warm homemade tapioca on a chilly winter's day! It warms the bones and the tummy! Total comfort food for those who love the Home-Sweet Ways! And while it's simmering in the crock-pot, you have time to do other things to bless your home.

Here's the recipe...serves 6-and you have to soak the tapioca overnight-so plan ahead!!

1 Cup large pearl tapioca (not instant)
I used the large pearl tapioca this time, but it works for any size pearl.
4 Cups cold water (or enough to cover tapioca for soaking)
5 Cups milk (I use 2%)
1 Cup evaporated milk
3 egg yolks
2/3 Cups sugar
1-2 teaspoons lemon zest or zest of one lemon
pinch salt (opt.)
1. Place tapioca in bowl, cover with water, cover, let stand overnight.
2. Drain water from tapioca.
3. Place tapioca in crock of slow cooker.
4. Add milk, evaporated milk, and salt.
5. Cook on high for approx. 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
6. In small bowl, whisk egg yolks and sugar.
7. Temper small amounts of the tapioca into the egg/sugar mixture. I add 1/3 cup at a time until I have added 2 cups. Whisk constantly.
8. Add this mixture to the remaining tapioca in the crock pot.
9. Add lemon zest and stir to combine.
10. Cook for additional 15 minutes, stirring at least once.
11. Transfer to a large bowl and cover surface with plastic wrap to keep skim from forming.
12. Allow to cool to room temperature for at least 1 hour; then place in refrigerator until chilled. (Unless you like it warm!)

That's it! It is so easy and hits the spot on a wintry day!

Remember to always be thankful to God while you enjoy the Home-Sweet Things! x0

Teaching Good Things Giveaway!

This is really a great opportunity for the chance to win educational material!

Here's the scoop from Kathy's place...

Giveaway- Your choice of CDs

Vision Forum is allowing us to give away some really great gifts! One winner will be able to choose a gift from the albums below when the contest ends on February 27th.

Rules are simple: Leave a comment stating which set you would like to win and I’ll enter your name in the drawing once. Leave a comment AND post about the give away on your blog (including the link in your comment) and I’ll enter your name twice.

That’s it!

The contest will end at 10 p.m CST on Friday, February 27.

This Friday we will be giving away a CD set of your choice from:

*True Beauty: 8 inspiring CDs recorded at the 2008 Father and Daughter Retreat

*The 2008 Witherspoon School of Law and Public Policy: an up-to-date look at the most important constitutional battles we face. This album includes 24 CDs.

*Let Freedom Ring: 13 CDs from the Philadelphia Faith and Freedom Tour

*Lights, Cameras, Action! Highlights from the 2009 Christian Filmmakers Academy

*History Has Been Made: Moments and Messages from the 2009 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival

To enter this drawing...GO HERE!!!

And while you're there, check out Kathy's other fun stuff too!!! They're totally geared toward the Home-Sweet Things!

Have a wonderful day! x0