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Almond Butter Pudding ~ The Yellow Lodge, Chetek, Wisconsin

April 9, 2010

Handpainted Postcard from The Yellow Lodge

The Yellow Lodge
Dock at back of kitchen
Chetek Lake, Chetek, Wisconsin

My first paying  job was in the kitchen at The Yellow Lodge in Chetek, Wisconsin. The Lodge was known throughout 2 counties for their annual Fish-o-Rama and their Sunday Evening Smorgasbord.

The Lodge was built in the late 1800s as a “family hotel” designed for summer long stays. Sundays, the dining room opened to the public with the finest array of desserts outside of the Prince Edward Hotel in Rice Lake.

I still make the small town classics I learned to bake after church, but they’re much healthier.

3 slightly beaten large eggs
2 c. cooked and cooled brown rice
1⁄2 c. peanut butter (or almond butter)
1/3 c. honey (or 1/2c. maple syrup)
1 Tsp cinnamon
2 c. 1/2 & 1/2 (or milk)
1⁄2 c chopped dried cherries or cranberries
1/2 c coarsely chopped toasted pecans

Method:
Heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl combine eggs, rice, peanut butter, honey and cinnamon.

Stir in milk and dried fruit. Pour into 8” square or round cake pan. Set inside a larger pan and fill with 1 “ of hot water. Slide both pans into oven and bake 25 minutes until set.

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  1. Bill Meilahn permalink
    October 11, 2013 1:06 am

    I mostly grew up in the Yellow Lodge!! My grandparents inherited it, ran it for years, and passed it on to my parents. Sadly, the Army and Vietnam got in the way of my taking it over. My mother wrote a cook book with all my grandmother’s recipes in it…”Eva’s Yellow Lodge Cookbook,” I think it was called. Want one? When were you there?

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