Sunday, November 15, 2009

Apple Crisp

1 cup flour
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teas. cinnamon
1/2 cup butter
4 cups peeled, chopped apples
1 cup sugar
2 tablsp. cornstarch
1 cup water
1 teas. vanilla
serve with vanilla ice cream or whip cream(optional)

Make It:
Preheat oven to 350. In a mixing bowl, combine first four ingredients. Cut in butter until crumbly. Press half into a greased 9 inch baking dish. Cover with apples. In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, water and vanilla. Cook and stir until thick and clear. Pour over apples. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Bake for an hour, until apples are tender. Serve warm with toppings. Enjoy!

Cheesy Crescent Dawgs with Brown Mustard

1 tube crescent rolls
8 hot dogs
8 slices cheddar cheese, each cut into 3 strips
brown mustard of choice(I prefer the beer and brat mustard, it is spicy and delicious)

Make It:
Preheat oven to 375. Slit hot dogs to within 1/2 inch of ends. Insert 3 strips of cheese into each hot dog. Wrap 1 crescent dough triangle around each hot dog. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet, cheese side up, for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown. Serve with mustard on the side. Enjoy!

Menu for November 16th - November 22nd

Monday: The game this week is baltimore at cleveland. I couldn't find any cleveland specific recipes so i'm being creative 8-) Cheesy crescent dawgs with brown mustard, green salad
Tuesday: Going to cooking exhibit
Wednesday: Tuna noodle casserole, apple slices
Thursday: French fried onion baked chicken, cheesy mashed potatoes, corn on the cob
Friday: Beef and broccoli with sticky rice
Saturday: Recipe day- From Rachael Ray's Book Of 10 Swedish Meatballs on Noodles
Sunday: Shredded pork tacos, refried bean bake

Dessert of the week: Apple Crisp
To Do this week: Cook and freeze green beans. Make applesauce.

If you are wondering why all the new recipes are coming from the same cookbook, it is because it is new and there are so many recipes in it I want to try. Also it is more economical to use one new cookbook at a time.

One of the things I love about the weather getting cold is that you can start using the oven more, which means more casseroles. I love making casseroles! Our casserole for this week is tuna noodle, since it can be made ahead and then baked. I'm constructing it on sunday, so on wednesday I can just through it in the oven. Also since two recipes this week use egg noodles(tuna noodle casserole and swedish meatballs on noodles) i'm boiling a pound and a half off on sunday. This just makes my life easier!