Monday, March 31, 2008

Fun times in the kitchen

WOW! WOW! WOW! I don't know what else to write but WOW! Today the kids and I did a little cooking. . . Apple dumplings, from Pioneer Women Cooks or should I write the most amazing little treaty treats. Those little darlings of mine love it when we do a little something fun. This is how it broke down.

First Maxie boy gathered ingredients;
2 Granny Smith Apples
2 packages of crescent rolls
1 1/2 cups of Sugar
2 sticks of (salted) butter
1 tsp Vanilla
Small can of Mountain Dew
Sprinkled Cinnamon
Barrett Boy did the buttering of the pan. Go superman go! shhhhh. . .don't tell Barrett but all those boys are superman today.

Next we rolled up those peeled and cored apples in our crescent rolls. My little darlings thought that this was the best part of all. Well. . . except for the actual consuming of the little devil dumplings! I write that as I am drooling over them right now. Love them.
Speaking of eating it. . .Jacqualynn might have snuck a bite or two. Love her. What's a girl to do.
Look how pretty that is. Good job kids. You guessed it ~ those kids had to place each individual apple dumpling in the pan all by themselves. Love cooking with helping hands. Sense the sarcasm?My favorite part of the whole process. . . . Goofing around. A+ for Alexander.
Next we waited not so patiently while the butter melted. The boys dumped in 1 1/2 cup of Sugar and we hardly even stirred (per directions). Next we hardly stirred (per directions) in 1 tsp vanilla. Smothered those little dumpling with the calorie free topping (tehe) and. . . .The boys loved loved loved dumping just a touch of Mountain dew around the edges and down the middle. Sprinkle Cinnamon on top. Put them in the oven at 350 for 30-45 minutes.
And then we waited. . . . And waited. . .
And waited. . . dirty faces and all.

And then we enjoyed! Boy did we ever enjoy. Pretty sure everyone had a couple helpings and I caught Tim licking his plate. Yes it is a true story. . they are that good. I immediately packaged the leftovers to be consumed somewhere other than our home. They have already been delivered. :) So happy to say that the event was a huge success. . . and . . .it didn't hurt that those devil dumplings were beyond delicious.
Apple Dumplings
2 Granny Smith apples
2 cans crescent rolls
2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoons vanillacinnamon
1 small can Mountain Dew

Peel and core apples. Cut apples into 8 slices each. Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 9 x 13 buttered pan. Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir. Add vanilla, stir, and pour over apples. Pour Mountain Dew around the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Serve with ice cream, and spoon some of the sweet sauces from the pan over the top.


Barrett Bunch said...

mmm... mmmm... Good! Maybe you sent them to the Barrett home, I will be awaiting them in the mail! Love the homemade kind and it is always nice to have so many little helpers! Fun mommy!!!

Brooke said...

Oh my goodness that sounds and looks sooooo yummy! By the way you have the cutest kids I love them!

Alyssa said...

I didn't see a package of treaty treats when I got home! Oh that's because I am clean eating...crap I forgot. They look amazing! It looks like the whole gang had a great time....they are too cute with their little helping hands.

Doreen said...

You guys always have so much fun! And your recipes are all so delicious. Maybe I can get the recipe and the one for taco soup too?? =)

Anonymous said...

good times for everyone for sure... and just for the record- the plate licked me first.

Shauna said...

Oh Doreen I am so sorry. I am so forgetful. I don't even have an excuse. The Taco Soup recipe is here.
Thanks for the reminder.
If you click on Apple Dumplings in the first paragraph it will take you to this yummy recipe and the original source. :) Happy Cooking.

kingwritergirl said...

I just have to say that every time I read your blog I am amazed with what a wonderful mother you are! Your kids are so lucky! Those look ymuuy, I'll have to try them!

Deanna said...

I partook of the applicious goodness and second the notion that it was great tasting! two cheers. hip hip.
ps I didn't see mountain dew in the recipe Tim.

My Many Coloured Days said...

Looks like a yummy treat and a fun time in the kitchen. We may have to do those between conference sessions!

Dana and ohana said...

oh Y.U.M.M.Y!!!!!

Gail said...

That sounds and looks so yummy. Such an easy and fun recipe. Thanks for sharing. I can not wait to try it out.

Stephanie said...

Those treats look like fun and something the kids can do very easily! That's going to make a great FHE snack tonight! Just need to get the Dew!

Sabine Berlin said...

Those look so good. I can't wait to try them. Thanks for the recipe!

libbie said...

Those look delightful . . . maybe something I could attempt!

RHS said...

don't ya just love the pioneer woman...she's the best!

MaDeb or Deb said...

Yum! Those look so yummy but I think they're not on my lifestyle diet! Maybe it can replace a snack! LOL... Love ya guys