I was thrilled when I was told that I would get the chance to review the new Gooseberry Patch Quick & Easy Christmas Cookbook!  Not only is it filled with over 220 recipes, but also simple decorating ideas and gifts.  This past week I made two recipes and today I made the creamy rice pudding that is made in your crockpot!  How simple is that?  It turned out quite well and I love that I didn’t really have to mess with it too much!

Ingredients are as follows:

9 C whole milk
1 C long-cooking rice, uncooked
1/8 tsp. salt
1 C plus 1 tsp. sugar, divided
3 eggs
1 T. vanilla
1 C raisins, cooked
 *I didn’t cook my raisins, I just tossed them in with the milk, rice and salt

Combine milk, rice and salt (and raisins) in a slow cooker.  Cover and cook on high for 2 1/2 – 3 hours.  Stir every hour. 

After rice is cooked, stir in 1 C of sugar. 
In a bowl, beat together eggs, 1 tsp. sugar and vanilla.
Stir into the rice mixture; fold in the cooked raisins (if you didn’t previously). Cover and cook an additional 5 to 10 minutes, until heated thoroughly.
Serve some up and enjoy!
This recipe was submitted to the 

 Gooseberry Patch not only sent me a cookbook, they sent along one for you as well!  Since I was going to ship out the book, I asked if I’d be allowed to send some goodies along too.  So to kick off the holiday season I decided to buy some Christmas baking supplies to get you started! There is a gingerbread hand towel, a six piece cookie cutter set, the cookbook, a set of measuring cups, a set of measuring spoons, a spatula and bakery bags to put all your baked goods in!

I put it all together in a Christmas basket that I’ll wrap before I ship it out to one lucky reader!

To enter the giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment telling me what your favorite Quick & Easy recipe is that you make during the holidays. 

Giveaway closed!

Congratulations BumbleBeeLane, comment #281, 

BumbleBeeLane said…
Following Gooseberry patch on twitter November 9, 2011 2:39 PM

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