Just about every single day over here is like an episode from I Love Lucy. I always have a lot of ‘splainin to do.
I blew up the garbage disposal, y’all.
And not for the first time. Oops! I’m pretty sure we all know by now that I’m one hot mess. I totally admit it. (Isn’t Chris a lucky fella?) But is there some reason I should have known NOT to put flour, potato peels, carrot peels, onions or celery in the garbage disposal? Yep. Me either. Here is your public service announcement: Do not put any of these things in the garbage disposal. And for the love of all that’s holy, DO NOT put them in there all at the same time.
Consider yourself warned. It was ugly. I knew I was in trouble when the water started coming the wrong direction, but I’m here to tell you things went south fast. I’m 100% confident that continuing to run the garbage disposal was a good idea at the time. I just wanted everything to go the direction it was supposed to.
It didn’t. My garbage disposal revolted in a vomit explosion of carrot and potato peels, onions, flour, and water like a teenage girl at the after-prom party or an unfortunate night in a frat house. Not that I have any personal experience with that.
With garbage disposal puke dripping from the ceiling and my hair, I cried for help. Needless to say – Dad was mad. Apparently, I created a perfect storm by putting all things bad down the disposal at the same time (I’d made a pot roast) and it said oh hell to the no and that was it. It took two days of Chris plunging, snaking, liquid plummering to finally clear it out and I’m sure y’all will be relieved to know that it’s totally fixed. I also now have a list of things that can never meet the disposal again.
I had to make him some white chocolate pudding to make up for my transgressions. Although, I totally can’t help going into a fit of giggles when I remember how Chris was plunging, snaking, and liquid plummering and the disposal belched and hurled some potato-carrot-flour-onion business into the air. Some landed on his head and oh my….
White Chocolate Pudding
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/4 tablespoon salt
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3 large egg yolks
- 2 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1/2 sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
- 6 ounces white chocolate chips
- whipped cream and berries for garnish
In a large bowl, whisk together salt and cornstarch, then make a slurry by slowly whisking in the heavy cream until smooth
Whisk egg yolks into the heavy cream slurry
Add milk to a Dutch oven and stir in sugar and stir frequently over medium heat until sugar is dissolved
Bring milk to a light simmer over medium heat, until it gets steamy and bubbles form around the edges
Temper the egg mixture by adding 1/2 cup of the milk to the heavy cream and eggs, whisking constantly, continue adding the hot mile, 1/2 cup at a time until all the hot milk and the heavy cream/eggs are combined
Transfer back to the Dutch oven, bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring frequently
When you have a boil, continue boiling for 2 minutes, while whisking constantly, making sure to scrape all the corners of the pot
Remove from heat, stir in vanilla bean paste then add the white chocolate chips and let sit for a minute or two to melt, then stir until all are melted, incorporated, and the pudding is smooth
Transfer to a container, cover with plastic wrap, making sure to press the plastic onto the surface area of the pudding to prevent that gross skin from happening
Cover with the lid and chill overnight or at lest 4 hours
Whisk or whip chilled pudding for about a minute after chilled and before serving to make it lighter and creamier
Spoon into serving dishes, top with whipped cream and fresh berries, if desired
Adapted very slightly from The Kitchn
Note: You can pass the pudding through a fine mesh sieve prior to chilling to catch any pieces of cooked egg if that happened during the tempering process.
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Lesson learned! We don’t have a garbage disposal and I am kind of glad as I am sure I would end up doing the same.
I don’t know why I never think to make things with white chocolate, as it makes a nice change to dark chocolate.
I’m glad you have learned from my shenanigans, Dannii!
Keri @ Fashionable Foods
Oh boy! That totally sounds like an episode of I Love Lucy! Glad it’s all fixed and I’m sure you’ve redeemed yourself with this pudding – it looks delicious!
David @ Spiced
Best story ever!! I can only imagine potatoes and carrot peels flying through the air. But believe it or not, I’ve also broken a disposal. Turns out lots of egg shells in a disposal don’t work out too well. But I was living in an apt at the time, so I just made them fix it! Oh, and this pudding? Look delicious!!
Good to know about the egg shells too, but I wonder what is left that can actually go in the disposal?!?! Thanks, David!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
Hahahahaha! I’m so guilty of shoving crap down the disposal that my husband says is forbidden. #opps. I’ve managed to clog our old one numerous times, but it never threw up on me.. thank God! I am cracking up at the picture of all that going on in your house. Not that it’s funny… but I mean, it kinda is. 😉 Anyways, this white chocolate pudding should have totally made up for it, because it looks fantastic! AND I can actually eat it! Hellz Yes! Love! Cheers, girlfriend and thanks fi the giggles! XO
It’s totally funny Chey! I’m actually kind of cracking up right now just thinking about it! 🙂 And I’m happy to provide giggles for you any time. I certainly hope your disposal doesn’t throw up on you. Or Boy! LOL Cheers! XO
So good. So so good… You paint a picture, my friend. I am laughing out loud because you are so Lucy – which was what we called my gram, for the same kinda reasons…life is never dull in your house, I’m sure! And this pudding – I imagine, made the clog worth it!
Thanks Annie! I love that I’m like your gram and that my monkey business made you think of her!
Michele @ Alwayzbakin
SO funny! I’ve done it too. You’re supposed to put food you don’t want in the garbage disposal right?! I’m sure you made up for it with this pudding. White chocolate pudding sounds amazing!
That’s what I thought! Who knew there were so many rules! Thanks for stopping by, Michele!
Oh no! Haha, I have totally done that before and learned my lesson. So glad it’s fixed now and at least this white chocolate pudding was there to hopefully help make things better 🙂 Looks delicious!
You totally should have warned me, girlfriend! 🙂
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
Hahaha, what a lovely story, Rachelle. And this white chocolate pudding is looks and sounds absolutely delish. I wish I could get this for weekend! 🙂
Thanks Anu! 🙂
Manali @ CookWithManali
haha, oh my god..I think I will have a meltdown if the happens!! but thanks for the tip Rachelle, lesson learned 😀 Love the pudding, I am sure this would have made people happy after the mess!
A meltdown would totally be appropriate, Manali! 🙂
I’ve been putting everything I possibly can in the garbage disposal, but 2 weeks ago I had a similar not so pleasant experience… Lesson learned! Love the pudding! Pinned!
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
Yikes! Thanks for the warning! You never know when you might end up with too much stuffed in that disposal. Good thing you could make up for your error with this delicious pudding. Hopefully Chris could forget all about your little fiasco!
Meagan @ The F&B Department
Haha!!! I feel ya! My man gets texts from me while he at work that read like, “If you see a bit of blood on the floor when you get home, don’t freak out. Everything’s cool.” At least thanks to you, I (hopefully) won’t make the garbage disposal mistake! Seems like everything turned out well, though. I love the pudding!!!
Ha! I think Chris totally expects those kinds of texts from me! And pudding makes everything better! 🙂
hahaha, what an amazing story! Im laughing so hard right now! That white chocolate pudding also looks out of this world!
Thanks Lucie! There is always some kind of shenanigans going on over here! 🙂
Olivia @ Olivia's Cuisine
Hahahaha I’m laughing out loud here. We would be fine friends IRL, my friend. I have lots of Lucy moments too. God thing I don’t have a garbage disposal. What’s good of having one if you cannot dispose of carrot and potato peel, anyway? LOL
We could totally be IRL friends, Olivia! I would LOVE that!
Oh noooooo. That is such a disaster of epic proportions! But ya know, live and learn. Next time you won’t keep pushing that button, right? Right? 🙂
This makes up for it, and then some. I’m sure Chris is totally grateful. If not, I’ll take his!
Total epic disaster, Mir! I promise! No more button pushing! 🙂
karrie @ Tasty Ever After
OMG, this is the funniest post I’ve read in a long time! At least it’s always exciting with you around the house 🙂 This white chocolate pudding looks and sounds absolutely delicious and wish I had some right now. I always make dark chocolate pudding but my hubby would love for me to make this for him. Also, how elegant would these individual puddings, layered with fresh raspberries and cream, be for Christmas or a New Year’s Eve dinner party? I’m doing that! BTW, I hope I NEVER find out what garbage disposal puke really is…
Girl, I seriously hope you never experience the garbage disposal puke and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. There is never a dull moment around here. Poor Chris. 🙂 I think pudding is a fantastic idea for a holiday dessert! Perfect, actually, since they are totally easy and have to be made ahead of time!
Kennedy Cole| KCole's Creative Corner
You always have the funniest stories to tell! AND the most delicious desserts! I love how traditional this pudding is! It’s thick, creamy, loaded with flavor, and simple to make just like every great pudding should be! But the addition of white chocolate makes me want it even more! Thanks for sharing! 😀
Thanks so much for your kind words, Kennedy!