You're far from the only one who does this
, Conn, but please.
As has been noted elsewhere
Among my many pet peeves is people saying "the proof is in the pudding."
The correct saying is "the proof of the pudding is the eating." The common misquote doesn't even make sense, unless you're talking about about a mathematical paper buried in the dessert.
According to bartleby.com, the (correct) quote's source is:
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616)
QUOTATION: The proof of the pudding is the eating.
ATTRIBUTION: Don Quixote.