Monday, July 15, 2013

Greeting Card Campaign: 7-15 National Tapioca Day

July 15th is National Tapioca Day - a celebration of all things tapioca. If your beloved doesn't like tapioca, you can always celebrate National Nude Day today, but I ain't makin' no card for that one. You're on your own there. This is a family site. 


I've chosen a kind of sappy romantic theme featuring pudding AND peaches.  These are the graphics (above) for the outside and inside of the card.  Just paste them as full page graphics on the front and back of the page in your document file.  You can use Word or Publisher, PageMaker (like I did) or any other publishing software.  The second page should be printed upside down compared to the first which is why the photo scan is upside down  That way the greeting will be at the bottom of the inside page.  This is a top fold card.  You can buy blank greeting card stock with a nice prefold in it or go cheap like me and buy straight cardstock and fold it yourself. 

I've also included a nice recipe for Tapioca Pudding & Peaches below if you want to get jiggy with the special effects. Nothing says I love you like a sweet treat.  For those of you guys doing something with whipped cream and a big red bow, just don't tell us about it, okay. I don't even want to imagine that.


Tapioca Pudding
With Peaches

·       2 cups (2%) milk
·       1 egg
·       tbsp tapioca
·       1½ cups coarsely diced fresh peaches
·       3 tbsp no-sugar apricot spread
·       1 tsp vanilla

1.     Beat egg lightly. Add milk, egg and tapioca to saucepan and allow it to sit for 5 minutes. 
2.     Stir peaches and apricot spread into mixture.
3.     Heat and stir over medium heat until the pudding comes to a boil.
4.     Cook for 1 minute after the pudding starts to boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
5.     Cool slightly; stir. Place plastic wrap directly on surface of pudding; chill.

Makes 4 servings.  If you can't get fresh peaches, you can use frozen peaches if you add 1 or 2 packages of artificial sweetener or 4 teaspoons of sugar to the milk mixture.

Tom King - © 2013

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