It’s Your Graduation and Iced Coffee Pudding

May is the time we all think about graduation. Maybe you have someone near and dear to your heart graduating from pre-school, high school or college. It’s such an exciting time for all! As a high school teacher I attended many graduation party venues congratulating many seniors. Here’s a speech I gave at the school I taught the year I retired. I made sure it was only 90 seconds.

Who wants to listen to a long speech at graduation? I don’t see any hands up!

It’s your graduation!

A ceremony. With pomp and circumstance, with confetti and bravado, a defining moment to mark your movement into adulthood. The doors to your adulthood are open wide.

It’s your graduation!

Those doors are held open by those who love and care about you. In this room or in your memory, those who stood by you. Helping you fight this fight. Try and fail. Achieve your dreams.

It’s your graduation!

You may cross the threshold, full of triumph, thinking, “I did this job well!” Or with trepidation, “I didn’t pay attention!”

No matter what, it’s your graduation!

In a moment, you will walk through these doors, ready for the next step, and walk or RUN through the decades. And then, you will turn around, and realize that all of these people, ALL of these people surrounding you, did this for YOU, because of LOVE.

It’s your graduation!

On behalf of our school district, administrators, teachers and staff, I would like to welcome you. They are part of the people surrounding our graduates, serving and supporting our school. Please give them a round of applause.

And now, on to your graduation!

Today’s recipe is Iced Coffee Pudding! When your family will take a bite they will think you are some sort of fantasy chef. It’s so easy, you shouldn’t tell them how easy it is. Just act sweaty. Like you slaved over a hot bowl with a wooden spoon! This recipe is on page 62 from Peg Bracken’s I Hate to Cook Book.

Coffee Pudding

Tools you’ll need:

Bowl

Wooden spoon

Small cookie sheet or 8X8 pan

Cute little coffee cups, bowls or sherbert glasses to serve

Ingredients

12 marshmallows

2 Cups strong coffee (hot)

2-3 Tablespoons heavy cream

Melt the marshmallows into the hot coffee in a bowl. (You can speed up the melting by zapping the marshmallows in the microwave for 30 seconds before adding the hot coffee.) Add the heavy cream to make it a pretty café au lait color and pour into an 8X8 pan or small cookie sheet and place in the freezer for 2-3 hours. You might want to check on it now and then. Scoop into cute little coffee cups or sherbert glasses. When you serve, top with whipped cream and some chopped walnuts.

 

 

2 Replies to “It’s Your Graduation and Iced Coffee Pudding”

  1. Oh! Our shared son will be so disappointed if he can’t substitute cocao beans for the coffee beans in this recipe!!

  2. I remember when you gave that speech. It is wonderful!
    The pudding sounds delish!

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