exhausted in my gratitude

but not of…

I’m cleaning up mounds of laundry that require immediate laundering. More mountains  remain until after the holiday is over on Tuesday night…

The floors just got washed; I’m waiting for them to dry so I figured I’d write some quick thoughts.

The holiday of Sukkot is one that celebrates the whole world. In the days of the Holy Temple, all nations were invited to bring sacrifices for the holiday, along with the Jewish people. I celebrate that by having food from all over the world, especially on Sukkot.

Like I need an excuse…

One super amazing find this year was Tembleque. We had a guest from Puerto Rico and I had some cans of coconut milk itching to be used, so I let my fingers do the walking and they found this treat. And it’s so easy, especially when you give the task of making it to your guest and your granddaughter! Sorry, Goya, buy I used my cans from Whole Foods…but your recipe is fantastic! It’s very rich, so really take a little bit first. You can always take more! It’s vegan, even. ISHI couldn’t eat it because it has sugar, but he was amused.

That’s worth something, right?

Tembleque – Coconut Pudding


2 cans (13.5 oz. each) GOYA® Coconut Milk
¾ cup sugar
½ cup corn starch
¼ tsp. salt
Toasted coconut (for garnish)
Ground cinnamon (for garnish)


1. In medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine coconut milk, sugar, cornstarch and salt, stirring to dissolve cornstarch. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and is smooth and thick, about 5 minutes.
2. Pour into six 4-oz. molds, or one 3-cup mold. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until cold and firm, at least 3 hours, or up to 48 hours.
3. To unmold, run thin knife around edge. Invert mold (or molds) onto serving plate. Top with toasted coconut, if desired. Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.

Yes, D#1,  we did change things. I didn’t have any corn starch, so we used potato starch. Corn starch may be better and certainly more authentic, but I couldn’t tell. And this way it’s kosher for Passover!

Also, we didn’t add any cinnamon or toasted coconut. Maybe another time.

Also, we just put it into one bowl, not into individual servings.

Also, they didn’t mention to rinse out the bowl with cold water before putting in the pudding. It would probably be a good idea. We served it straight from the bowl and no one seemed to mind.

Buen apetito!



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