Wednesday, December 30, 2009

On the side...

On vacation from work all week, having a great time doing nothing. Or at least doing nothing much. Lunch and shopping is something, but today was nothing and I loved it. A perfectly quiet house, everyone was out and about doing errands. Just me and the three dogs! Big difference between relaxing and lazy! Not relaxing. Just lazy. Sometimes you just need a day like that! Did nothing. Until dinner.

My friend, Cindy, made a Sweet Onion Pudding this past week to great reviews and the picture she took of it has had me wanting to try it ever since she posted it. Was not sure how Miss Picky would like it, but everyone else here is sure to love!

So I tried it. I used two big sweet onions, sliced on a mandoline, and a little less butter. No heavy cream. Forgot to put it on the list. I used 2% milk because I couldn't send poor hubs out yet again! He's a sweetheart and doesn't mind errands, even though he knows ten minutes after he gets home, I'll have forgotten something. He's a good sport and he'll go. They already know him at the supermarket and bet that he'll be back! He usually is :)

We loved it. Miss Picky, of course didn't. But to her credit she tried a small piece. Barely. It was a nice side to brisket, instead of the potatoes we usually have with it!

Sweet Onion Pudding
Source: CindyMac (Adapted from November 2000 Southern Living)
Printable Recipe

1 cup whipping cream
3-4 ounces Parmesan cheese, shredded
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
little freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 cup butter
3 medium sweet onions, thinly sliced

STIR together first 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; gradually stir into egg mixture. Set aside.

MELT butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add onion, and cook, stirring often, 30 to 40 minutes or until onion is caramel colored. Remove onion from heat.

STIR onion into egg mixture; spoon into a lightly greased pie plate or 8-x8-inch baking dish.

BAKE at 350° for 30 minutes or until set.


  1. That sounds like a winner!! Next year I'm going to make it!!!!

  2. This is a favorite recipe of mine, thanks Cindy! I've always gone the full monty, never thought of substituting milk for cream, LOL. Its not something you make every day, or even every year! But its a wonderful special treat. And one day Miss Picky will enjoy it, hehe, with the full amount of cream!

  3. Carol, this sounds and looks wonderful ...

    Thanks for posting ... it's definitely on my list of "must try" at least once this winter, AND it doesn't sound too difficult.

  4. Wish Ican get lazy days like that hehe, happy new year!

  5. It sounds like something I have had before..and you are right, nice change from potatoes..
    Looks good!

  6. That actually looks and sounds really good! Wouldn't have given it a second look from the name..but I will want to try it!

  7. Don't let the name fool you ... it's fantastic! Carol made it healthy ... I don't know that I could, lol. It's fun to cheat every now & then.

  8. I've never heard of onion pudding but it does look and sound great! Will bookmark for a special occasion sometime.

  9. Hehehe, its good to off from work, stay home and do nothing, except blogging, hhahaha, how's that? But you sure did a lot of cooking.

  10. Yum, that sounds GOOD! My Mr. Picky would like it.


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