I just finished my second bowl of tapioca pudding in a row. I was going to type this while eating tapioca pudding but Firefox froze. Then iPhoto. That gave me time to finish my pudding and decide on a topic for this post. Right after I finish discussing pudding. I've been making rice pudding for a while now thinking it is as good as tapioca but I was wrong. Rice pudding is a sad, bland excuse for warm, rich, vanilla-y tapioca. I use the recipe on the side of the Minute Tapioca box (it's a red box). Exactly as written but it's even better if it sits for more than 5 minutes in the beginning. Mr. H hates tapioca. Weird, huh?
In related news, I had the tapioca out in the first place to make a strawberry rhubarb pie in celebration of pi (pie) day which is tomorrow (3.14) but we celebrated on Sunday. The pie looked impressive but was not as good as the tapioca pudding.
And 156 words later, the topic of the post--napkins.
This was a totally fun 10 minute project.
I didn't put anything in the paint (like you would to paint a wood chalkboard). The texture of the napkins (both cotton and linen blend) was sufficient for the chalk to write. I used freezer paper for the stencils.
I tried to rub off/erase the chalk and it just smudged (see above) but that was fine with me since cloth napkins get washed a lot and the chalk came right off in the wash while the paint held up just fine.
Biscuit is a big fan of notes in her lunchbox so here's one more way I can do that for her. Fun!
And now I'm considering bowl #3 of tapioca......