Friday, February 08, 2013

My Boring Suburban Life (and other stories).

If you're a hash tag (#) freak you'll find some of my wit by searching for #myboringsuburbanlife on Twitter (KellyOBaker), Instagram (rumbledollykrabappel), and Tumblr (kellykrabappel).  Most of the stuff isn't horribly thought provoking and there are a lot of photos of my cat, the one who drinks coffee, but nonetheless I wanted to put it out there.  I'm pretty famous around this parts and well it was time to
s p r e a d the joy!

I've had enough of the ticker/crawler on the television today broadcasting things any sane person would know.  It's snowing, everything is closed today and everything will also be closed tomorrow.  If it's after 3:30pm and you didn't know that Portland Schools were closed and there is no afternoon BINGO down at the Legion then you need to put windows in your cell.

Today was a cooking day since we're bound to lose power when the winds pick up (those in the know are saying 60+mph) and heaven forbid we should go more than forty five minutes without food.  Not to mention the fact the winds will be the strongest during the middle of the night and we don't normally eat then (liar).  I made brownies, honey oatmeal bread, and apple bites.

Here is the recipe for the apple bites.  Nice quick recipe for a simple sweet treat.

2 rolls of crescent dough - which ever kind you like.  I normally use Immaculate Baking Company (I get mine at Market Basket)

2 apples - your choice.  I normally use a Mac or other good baking apple

2 tablespoons of sweetener.  Sugar, honey, agave....whatever you like is fine by me

1 tablespoon of cinnamon

1 teaspoon of nutmeg

Optional - 1 to 2 tablespoons of turbinado sugar or other raw sugar to sprinkle on top before cooking

Preheat oven to 375. Cover a cooking sheet with parchment or lightly grease. 

Cut apples up in slices like you would for apple pie.  Add all ingredients except turbinado sugar.  Open dough and section off like you would if you were using it to make crescent rolls.  Take a slice or two of apple (depending upon how think you've sliced them) and roll them up in a piece of crescent roll from longest end to smallest end.  Tuck sides over top.  When you've rolled up all the apples/dough sprinkle the turbinado sugar on the top.

Place in oven and bake for 13-15 minutes or until browned.  Cool for 15 minutes.  

Calorie count is approx 130 for each one so don't be a hog!  Would be extra special with whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream.  Very apple pie tasting but far less fat/calories.

**Tip - I always use parchment for baking in the oven including meats.  Much easier clean up, keeps pans looking nice and no added fat or chemicals from spray on greasers.

Really starting to snow now.  Probably time to evacuate to the living room and find something on the Netflix. Speaking to my people is not an option. We've just decided, through gesturing and grunts that tonight is Mexican night so someone will have to take the sled dog down to the best Mex joint in town - Fresco Mexican Grill in the mill section of our fabulous town.

Evil sled dog 

Peace and stay safe my friends especially those in the mighty Northeast. We are strong!  Don't be a victim of Snowstorm Nemo! Seriously someone tell me what's up with this new winter storm naming - what's next Bambi? Snowstorm Yosemite Sam?

Food Porn Photos

Apple Bites baking in the oven...oh yeah

Apples Bites - cooling and yelling "please eat me"
Honey Oatmeal Sandwich Bread - Baked in a cast iron pan (very fancy shmancy)

Brownie - yummy!

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