Time for a bedtime snack — or is it???

I usually let the kids have a snack before going to bed. For the most part it is usually fairly healthy – granola, cereal (not the junk food kind!), yogurt, fruits, etc. Well tonight we finally had nothing to do. No baseball, no fastpitch, no running, no cleaning, nothing! I told them we’d watch a movie, have a special snack and just chill. Well.. the movie happened, some chilling happened, but the snack? Yeah, not so much.

I figured it was a perfect opportunity to make the “Baked Spelt Pudding” from our CSA. So on came the movie and away Emily and I started cooking up some pudding.


  • 0.5 cup – spelt berries
  • 4 cups – 2% milk
  • 0.5 cups – sugar
  • 0.25 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cardamon
  • 1 vanilla bean (split)
  • dash of cinnamon

Did I mention I skim through things? I mean EVERYTHING. From my medical records/reports to federal taxes. Don’t know why, always have and hopefully always WONT! Well, Emily and I started making this amazing snack …

  1. Place spelt in medium saucepan. Cover with water to 2 inches above spelt and bring to a boil. cook for 2 minutes at boil and remove from heat. Let stand 1 HOUR!!!!!! then drain – yeah, missed that part. It was OK tho, there would still be 45min. left of the movie after this hour…
  2. Place spelt in a food processor and process for 45 seconds or until spelt resembles a course ground cornmeal.. Uh, what??? A food processor? Well, we had one of those, but when my wife left, she took it. Enter the “Slap Chop”!

Not too bad, huh?

OK. Spelt berries cooked and chopped. Now;

  1. preheat oven to 275deg F.
  2. Combine spelt with remaining ingredients in a 2 quart, greased casserole dish. Bake for 3.5 HOURS!!!!! stirring every hour. SKREEEEEEECH!!!!!!! Man did that one kill the thought of us having this snack before bed… Let stand 5min then sprinkle with cinnamon.

So here I am 1:33am on a Tuesday night, baking this pudding. It better be good! I’ll be taking it out of the oven in a few minutes and have to let it cool. This blog post was just to help past the time since I had to be up. I’ll let you know how it came out soon along with some garden updates as well as kid/family news… consider this a teaser then πŸ™‚ g’night!


11 thoughts on “Time for a bedtime snack — or is it???

  1. I have learned this lesson far too many times…but it sounds delicious! Looking forward to hearing how it turns out πŸ™‚ Come and add the link when you get a chance… g’night!

    • Thanks for visiting my blog and for the link — It always amazes me how many companies try and push off junk as “good for you food”. I’ve finally gotten my kids to start reading ingredients when we are grocery shopping. Just a couple days ago we were at the grocery store and I grabbed the wrong kind of bread by accident. My son Jeremy, pointed it out and said, “Dad, that’s not our bread, that has high fructose corn syrup!” Made me smile, as it did the other people who were in that isle with us πŸ™‚

  2. Oh my! We’ve all had a moment like that. I used to be in a supper club and once had to begin a recipe a couple of days in advance – that didn’t happen. Hope it turned out great.

    • Sorry took so long to reply — didn’t eat it till today. Yep it turned out really well, thanks! Oh man! a recipe that takes days!?!?! I suppose I better start reading these things more closely in advance! lol

  3. Pingback: Remember that little bed time snack? | No Giving Up Now

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