All I have to say to that is: Amen.
So, in the spirit of living in the moment I'm encouraging you to make this dessert tonight... and eat it first! My mom gave this recipe several gold stars, and even though we may not see eye-to-eye on everything, we totally agree on how amazing it is. And a tip: please, please use real milk and cream. Just do. Life is short, after all :)
This is a crappy picture. Do not judge the recipe on my picture. I was too impatient to eat it to take a better one!
Vanilla Rice Pudding
adapted from Erica Lea, via Tasty Kitchen
1/2 cup uncooked rice
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean
Put rice, milk, cream, and sugar in a saucepan. Scrape seeds out of vanilla bean and add. Also throw in the pod. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until rice is cooked and liquid is mostly absorbed, about 25 minutes. Serve in bowls with a little more cream over the top. Enjoy!