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Creamy Rice Pudding

I grew up with my grandma making rice pudding whenever we had leftover rice. It is a comfort food to me. My family doesn't like raisins so I didn't put them in however I love it with raisins. I make this for my family when they are sick, its great when you have a sore throat and cant eat certain things. This can be served hot or cold.

3/4 cup uncooked white rice
2 cups milk, divided
1/3 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
2/3 cup golden raisins
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in a saucepan; stir rice into boiling water. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
In a clean saucepan, combine 1 1/2 cups cooked rice, 1 1/2 cups milk, sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat until thick and creamy, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup milk, beaten egg, and raisins; cook 2 minutes more, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.


Ground beef soup

There is nothing better on a cold winter day than to come home from school or work and have hot soup for dinner. I can never have too many good soup recipes and if your husband is like mine he needs his meat and potatoes and this recipe has both. Pair it up with a dinner roll for a complete meal. I doubled this recipe and it was enough for our family of 6 to make two meals.

1 lb ground beef
1 onion
1 1/2 cups carrots
2 cups potatoes
1 (14 1/2 ounce) cans corn
1 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
4 cups water
2 -3 tablespoons beef bouillon
1 teaspoon garlic
Boil potatoes, corn, carrots and tomato paste in water.
Add beef bouillon and garlic.
Brown beef and onions, drain off fat.
Add beef and onions to soup. Boil until vegetables are fully cooked.