Saturday, April 15, 2006

Would you settle for the second option?

Would you settle for the second option?

Would you ever do that? Would you ever choose the thing that you put
second in your top ten list? Would you ever do that in order not
to hurt some other people's feeling or just trying to play safe so
that you'll never be hurt?

Or, were you just afraid of losing? How sure were you that when you
choose the second option that you're winning?
Would you not someday look back and asked yourself, what if I took the
risk and fight for the first option? That was the best option I had.
That was the only thing in life that I knew would make me happy. That
was supposed to be the best thing that could happen to me. Why in the
world did I settle for the second best thing?

Before you know it, you're already 65, losing teeth, grey hair,
wrinkled skin and still feeling like there's something missing in life.
There's still something or someone that you think should have been yours,
have it/him/her with you in your golden years. Then, that will be the
time when you suddenly remembered, and asked yourself again, why didn't
I go for the first option?


CestmoiCK said...

Live life with no regrets, I say :)

Anyway, just dropping by to give you the "Bread Pudding Ala Cincai" recipe (you asked for it in my blog). Sorry for the late reply and I also don't have your email addy so I guess I'll have to post the recipe here...

(Measurements are just for guidance. Like I said, tibai je, hehe). Have fun!

/ck (a friend of Rose - ex STF)


5 slices bread, cubed
2 1/2 c. milk
2 tbsp. butter
3 eggs, beaten
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 c. raisins
Put bread in 1 1/2 quart casserole. In a 4-cup glass measure, microwave milk and butter 2-3 minutes, until all butter is melted. In a small bowl, beat eggs, add a small amount of hot milk, then stir egg mixture into milk. Add brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, salt, vanilla, and
raisins. Pour mixture over bread cubes and mix well. Boil 1 cup water in 3-quart casserole. Set the 1 1/2 quart bread pudding casserole in the water (this slows the cooking).
Microwave on high for 9-11 minutes, stirring twice. Serve warm with cream or Cool Whip. Serves 6-8.

Makes 1 cup

1 cup milk
3 egg yolks
8 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the milk to a simmer.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks and the sugar together
until a ribbon forms when the whisk is lifted from the mixture. Whisk constantly while slowly pouring the hot milk into the yolk-sugar mixture.

Return the mixture to the saucepan. Over low heat, stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the mixture thickens. Be careful not to overcook or the eggs will scramble. The sauce is finished when you can dip a spoon into it, then draw your finger over the back of the spoon and have a track remain that is almost free of sauce.

Remove the sauce from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Serve, or chill and use later.

Serving Size = 2 tablespoons

DNAS said...

Hmmm... yummm... yummm... bestnya bread pudding ni.... Will surely give it a try this weekend.