Tapioca is one of my favorite puddings. I've always bought it from the store though. I never really thought about making homemade until I found this recipe.
It's easy to make but it does need time to cook and then completely chill so you may want to make it a day ahead of time.
2 quarts milk
3/4 cup dry small pearl tapioca
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs, beaten
2 tsp. vanilla
3-4 cups whipped cream or whipped topping (Cool Whip)
Combine milk, tapioca and sugar in a greased crockpot.
Cover and cook on High 3 hours.
Beat eggs in a small bowl and then add a little of the hot milk mixture to it and stir.
Whisk eggs into crockpot and stir in the vanilla.
Cover and cook on High for 30 minutes.
Cool to room temperature and then chill in refrigerator.
When completely chilled, beat with a hand mixer to fluff.
On the homefront:
We're hoping for a better day today. Katie's been sick since Saturday afternoon. She started out with a fever and what I thought was going to be a head cold but yesterday the fever & cold symptoms were gone only to be replaced with a stomach bug of some sort. She spent the day on the couch watching TV and sleeping. She did manage late last night to keep some fluids down so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the worst is over and she will begin feeling better soon. I just hope none of the rest of us gets it!