more comfort food, please

Last week we learned that Banjo Man’s radiation treatments would not end on February 21, but on March 2.

37 total. That’s a lot, but still…completely doable. He’s disappointed, of course, and wearing down, but the weather keeps cooperating and Spring doesn’t seem all that far away. It’s only 25 degrees out today, but the sky is blue and the sun is shining. I’ll take it!

And there is this:

Let the basting begin!!!

And now I give you Banjo Man’s favorite Comfort Food of the Week, “Amish Baked Custard”. I served it with my Idaho canned peaches and it made him very, very happy.

1 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
4 Cups of hot water
6 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
nutmeg for sprinkling on top afterwards

Preheat oven to 325. Combine condensed mil and hot water in a large glass or metal bowl.
In a separate bowl beat eggs until light and fluffy. Pour a bit of hot milk mix into eggs to temper, then combine them fully (do not beat, but mix well). Stir in vanilla and salt, then pour into ramekins or 2-qt baking dish.
Put in a large pan with high sides and fill with 1/2″ water. Bake ramekins for an hour–or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. If you’re using a large baking dish it could take at least 1 hour and 40 minutes. Mine took almost 2 hours to bake.
Allow the custard to cool for an hour. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Serve warm or chilled.

I found this recipe on a site called “12 Tomatoes”, via Facebook, but it was adapted from I’ve checked out her blog and the recipes look delicious.

Enjoy the weekend!

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