Tag Archives: Dessert

Grillin’

In honor of finally having nice weather, we grilled our ENTIRE dinner last night – chicken, potatoes, asparagus, and DESSERT!  Yes, grilled dessert!!!

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Dinner was grilled chicken cordon blue – Ryan’s invention (much better than his last . . . fritos and peanut butter) – with potatoes and asparagus.  Dessert was strawberry peach cobbler.  It was fantastic.  I didn’t keep track of the recipe, but I will have to make it again soon so I can write the recipe down.

Today we are trying pulled pork on the grill, and I am trying to find a way to make buns for the pulled pork on the grill instead of inside in the oven.  Thoughts????

Also, not that long ago I posted about the magical power of pancakes.  In case you want additional proof of the mind control powers of pancakes, Ryan has spent the last 2+ hours doing yard work non-stop.  Murphy has spent the last 2+ hours sleeping non-stop.  Apparently pancakes only have a brainwashing effect on husbands, not dogs.

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Sugar High!

So, I made dessert sushi!  It is pretty much straight sugar.  The directions are pretty simple, and would be fun to make with kids.  But since I am a grown-up (or claim to be), I am not sure that this recipe will go into normal rotation.

Tomorrow, for the game, I plan to buy sushi and make some sort of apple pie (and drink wine), but I cannot go without cooking on Football Sunday, so I decided to travel back to the old days and make chili.  I am calling it throwback weekend.

In the meantime here are the simple instructions for “dessert sushi.”

Step 1 – Make rice krispie treats – I follow the instructions on the cereal box and add a few marshmallows.  Try and make the them as thin as possible.

Step 2 – Cut the rice krispies in squares approximately the size of a fruit – rollup.

Step 3 – Roll! Place the fruit roll-up on the outside, then the rice krispie, then a gummy worm on one end, and roll up with the gummy warm in the middle.  Cut like you would a sushi roll.

Step 4 – Sugar High!!!

And sushi to-go:

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I Don’t Cook Unless There is a Packer Game . . .

Instead, we eat peanut butter sandwiches, no jelly.

Just kidding.  I actually missed cooking today, but luckily, I decided to make a batch of scones at the last minute because I wanted to dessert.  It is a really easy recipe and it took me about a half hour to make, bake, and clean up.

I asked Ryan to make me dessert and he offered his go-to . . . Ice Cream.  I wasn’t in the mood for ice cream, so I decided to make the scones. That boy would eat ice cream every day if it wasn’t for me.  In fact, he topped the scones with ice cream.  His metabolism is something to be envied.  Speaking off, contrary to what my typical posts may lead you to believe, we do attempt to eat healthy (and on a budget) most days.

Here is the recipe in case you are looking for an easy treat . . .

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour (I used all purpose)
  • 2 teaspoons baking power
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees (less if you are using dark/non-stick pans)
  2. Mix together all of the dry ingredients
  3. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients
  4. Separate the egg yolk and the egg white – set both aside.
  5. Mix together egg yolk, honey, and milk.  Add to the dry ingredients.
  6. Roll (or push if you are like me and your boyfriend does not own a rolling pin – Ryan pretty much owns no cooking tools other than paper plates – until two or three months ago Ryan owned four, count them, four, total dinner plates and it took me almost two years of dating to convince him that he needed to buy one, just one, serving plate) the dough out to about a inch thick
  7. Either cut into pieces like pizza slices or cut out in cookie shapes (again, if you are like me, and your boyfriend owns no cookie cutters, use a water glass)
  8. Place on a greased cookie sheet
  9. Whisk the egg whites
  10. Brush the top of the dough with the egg whites
  11. Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon
  12. Top dough with brown sugar and cinnamon
  13. Bake 12-14 minutes (or 10-12 minutes if you have the cookie cut-outs)
  14. Eat immediately when they are still warm
  15. If your name is Ryan, top with ice cream

Please note the dinner plate in the picture below. This is not one of the original four, and no Ryan did not go and buy a new set of dinner plates.  Instead some lovely person took pity on us and gave us some unused plates.

And here is Murphy with his favorite go-to treat . . . PANCAKES!!!!

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