Crescent Pepperoni Roll-UpsI used regular pepperoni, and didn't have any dipping sauce, but they were still good on their own. Tom loved them, too.
- 1 can refrigerated crescent rolls
- 40 slices turkey pepperoni
- 4 pieces of mozzarella string cheese, cut in half
- garlic powder
- pizza sauce
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Unroll crescent rolls and separate into 8 triangles. Place 5 slices of turkey pepperoni on each crescent roll. Top pepperoni with string cheese half and roll up. Sprinkle crescent rolls with garlic powder. Place rolls on baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve with a side of warm pizza sauce.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
I think it turned out well, and she loved it. I know you can't see it very well in the picture, but it looks just like Kayla's, only black.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
I made a vegetable tray earlier in the day, which we nibbled on all day, but for dinner we had turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and crescent rolls. After a few hours of football, pumpkin pie for dessert topped it all off.
It was a wonderful time with the family. Donnie leaves tonight, and Mom and Dad tomorrow, but, as always, it's wonderful to spend time with them!
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Slow Cooker Bourbon Banana BreadAt first I thought it hadn't cooked all of the way through, but I'm guessing that it was probably the mashed bananas that made the bread look like it wasn't cooked through. The flavor was good, and the glaze wasn't too sweet. And the bourbon flavor wasn't overpowering, which is something that I worry about whenever cooking with alcohol.
- 2 2/3 cups Original Bisquick® mix
- 1 1/2 cups mashed very ripe bananas
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons bourbon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup chopped toasted pecans
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon bourbon
- 1 teaspoon hot water
Makes 16 servings
- Grease bottom only of 3 1/2- to 4-quart round slow cooker with shortening or cooking spray. Sprinkle lightly with 2 teaspoons of the Bisquick mix.
- In large bowl, stir bananas, granulated sugar, 1/3 cup melted butter, 2 tablespoons bourbon, the vanilla and eggs until well blended. Stir in remaining Bisquick mix, the cinnamon, chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of the pecans until well blended. Pour into slow cooker.
- Cover; cook on High heat setting 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours or until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. Turn off slow cooker; uncover, and remove ceramic base from cooker to cooling rack. Let cool 15 minutes.
- Loosen edge of bread with thin metal spatula. Remove bread from slow cooker to cooling rack. Cool 1 hour.
- In small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth and consistency of thick syrup. Drizzle over top of bread. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/4 cup pecans.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Kayla said she loved it. Rachel even said she wanted one, but in black.
The second, I have been working on for a few days, and when Julie and Mel saw the finished product, they each ordered six, in a variety of colors! Please excuse the scary picture, I modeled this one.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
I won a wine gift basket from the Tidewater Grille and a gift certificate from the Greene Turtle in Aberdeen. A fun idea for a date night!
Also, today, I made a recipe that I found on Pinterest.
Cilantro Thai Grilled ChickenI made the marinade this morning before work, and marinated the chicken when I got to work this evening. I thought it was pretty good. It was flavorful and tender, but personally, if I try this recipe again, I'd decreaase the amount of sesame oil.
- 2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- 2 tablespoons asian fish sauce or 1 tablespoon of GF soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- Place all the ingredients above in a food processor and process until smooth.
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Pour marinade over chicken breast and let flavors sink in for 15 minutes in the refrigerator.
- Prepare your grill or broiler. Cook until temperature registers 165F on the meat thermometer. Let the chicken breasts rest for 5 minutes before serving, this prevents the meat from drying up.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
I just love the color, hopefully I’ll get around to making one for myself!
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Since this was the Veteran’s Day game, our halftime show consisted of one song, the Armed Forces Salute. During the song, we played each military branch’s song and formed letters on the field that coincided with each (like for the Marine Hymn, we formed USMC). During the pregame show, there were also some really nice salutes to veterans, live feed from Afghanistan, and an A-10 Warthog fly-over.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
I think it will suit her well. She said she likes darker colors, she likes the Baltimore Ravens (hence, the purple), and I think she likes some bling. This yarn, Red Heart's Boutique Midnight, has silver threads running through it. The color is Aura, which has some beautiful grays, purples, and blues that I love. The pattern is called Sophisticated Scarf.
The second scarf that I completed is another Frilly Crochet Scarf, this time using Red Heart's Boutique Sashay in Salsa.
Julie ordered this one as a Christmas gift for her mother. This one is 6 feet long, my usual length is 4 feet, on request.
Only two more pending orders, a scarf for Brit's grandmother, and a headband/earwarmer for Kayla. Then, I can move on to different crafts, or scarves to sell on Etsy. By the way, I relisted some items on my Etsy shop this afternoon, so my shop is officially open again. I'll list some scarves after I get some good pictures.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
In other news, Nicole ordered two scarves from me yesterday. This one will be difficult, since she's giving me no guidance except that one is for her, and I know her style (the other is for her aunt). Hopefully, she'll like what I have planned for her.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
I spent most of the morning, and any extra time during work finishing up a third scarf for Linda.
On Friday, I gave Linda the two scarves she had ordered, and she ordered another one, this time in "Hip Hop." Luckily, I had a sample in my car that she could look at. Hopefully, this scarf thing will prove fruitful in the near future.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Okay, I admit, this is the same picture I posted for the last scarf from this trio, but they're all the same. I hope to bring them to work tomorrow, and hopefully Ellen will be there so that I can deliver her order. I'll keep my fingers crossed.