Butterscotch Puddin' -- Tuesdays with Dorie

Somehow I've managed to keep up with Tuesdays with Dorie during this super busy holiday season, and not much else blog wise. Christmas season at our house with three little ones is more chaotic than usual, but it's a nice chaos. The sights, sounds, and smells of the season, mixed with three very excited members of the three and under club, well, let's just say enough to keep your head spinning :)

The treat of the week for TWD is Real Butterscotch Pudding, picked by Donna of Spatulas, Corkscrews & Suitcases (recipe available at her blog)-- I know lots of people are making pies and other delicious treats with this pudding but we kept it simple and just made pudding. My only change to the ingredient list was to leave out the eggs. Not an egg fan and the cornstarch in this recipe is plenty to thicken the pudding to perfect pudding consistency (try to say that one three times fast!)

I also skipped the food processor, and had no problems with a whisk on the stovetop. We are not big drinkers (more like not drinkers at all) but I have been buying some here and there and sending my husband out for liquors and wines for recipes quite a bit lately and I think we have acquired quite a stocked liqour cabinet. Add to the collection of bottles opened only for a tablespoon or two -- Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch Whiskey. Here is how our conversation went...
"Honey, can you pick me up some single malt scotch whiskey for a recipe,"
"Which one do you want scotch or whiskey?"
"Scotch whiskey"
"Well they aren't the same thing..."
"According to this recipe you can get scotch whiskey, and I need a strong single malt,"
"Let me see the recipe, you must be reading it wrong,"
Next thing I know my husband arrives home from Sam's Club with a jumbo pack of diapers and $150 worth of various libations we have no idea how to serve or what to do with but that looked like fun. I still don't like the taste of alcohol but if you want a Pama Martini come on over.
I actually really liked this, even warm! My husband thought it tasted too much like alcohol, I told him it only had two tablespoons in the whole thing but he did not like it. My three and one year old loved it, but then I got kind of paranoid about there being alcohol in it and gave them some yogurt instead. Happy holidays!