Sometimes on frigid winter days all you want to do is hibernate and eat. Occasionally I give in to those urges. The other day I made oatmeal molasses bread with leftover oatmeal... A LOT of leftover oatmeal. This resulted in eight loaves of bread and a desire to get rid of a few of these loaves and eat something cozy. So I made maple bread pudding with cranberry apple compote. I adapted the recipe from here (less sugar, no praline topping), and made up a topping from leftover fruit that was on its last legs. I am pleased to report it at least temporarily made me forget about the negative two degree temperature outdoors that I woke up to.
The temperature the past few days has been much more mild... but that hasn't stopped me from eating more of this.