Friday, December 10, 2010

Apple Dumplings--soooo good!!!

Apple Dumplings
2 Granny Smith apples
2 cans crescent rolls (16 rolls)
2 sticks butter (not margarine!)
1 ½ cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
8 oz. Mt. Dew
Peel and core apple. Cut apple into 8 slices. Roll each apple slice into a crescent roll. Place in a 9 x 13 buttered pan.
In a saucepan, melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir. The butter/sugar mixture should look grainy. Add vanilla, stir and pour over apple rolls. Pour Mt. Dew around the edges and down the center of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake @ 350 for 40 minutes, it should look really brown. Serve hot with vanilla ice cream. Spoon some of the sweet sauce from the pan over the top. ENJOY!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Something German made American!!

So, my German friend made lunch for us the other day and bragged about this "secret" sauce that I couldn't make because the main ingredient is a german sauce. Well, it was pretty stinkin' good. So I tried to make it with my own stuff and it tasted pretty close to hers and was also pretty stinkin' good. (It really doesn't seem very german, but she swore by this sauce and it was good, so I'll give her that, but it wasn't too hard to duplicate)

Cook chicken pieces in a saucepan. Remove chicken from pan and add the following:
1 pint heavy cream
a little milk ??? (maybe 1/2 cup or so, doesn't really matter)
2 bouillon cubes (I used chicken but I think you could use beef as well)
Seasoning salt (who knows how much, whatever looks good to you)

Let that mix and simmer and then add the chicken back in and simmer for whatever time you need! We put it on noodles, but I'm sure rice would be good too. Enjoy!