Monday, October 20, 2014

Simple Supper Tuesday #84

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Apple Pumpkin Muffins with Bacon Streusel- #CrazyIngredientChallenge

Deliciously moist pumpkin muffins are studded with apples and topped with a delicious brown sugar, bacon streusel topping.

Hun... What's for Dinner? Apple Pumpkin Muffins with Bacon Streusel

It's time for this month's Crazy Ingredient Challenge! Where bloggers create a recipe, using two ingredients that you wouldn't normally pair together. This month the ingredients were Pumpkin and Bacon. Not too crazy.... I haven't been participating in the challenges for several month, because I just couldn't find the time to create a recipe using ingredients chosen. Now that the kids are in school, I have a little more time, so am hoping I can get back into posting for the CIC.

I decided to go with muffins, because with the colder weather my kids have become bottomless pits. They are constantly hungry and I figured muffins would be great snacks for them. I had originally thought of pumpkin ravioli with bacon and sage, but I really couldn't get motivated enough to tackle homemade pasta. 

These muffins are SO delicious. Slightly sweet with bursts of tart apples and a smoky sweet bacon streusel topping. The kids inhaled one after school and requested on before bed, the day I made them. 2 days later, there is only 2 muffins left! I know many of you are probably leary about bacon, in a sweet recipe, but trust me, the bacon streusel is phenomenal.

Hun... What's for Dinner? Apple Pumpkin Muffins with Bacon Streusel

Apple Pumpkin Muffins with Bacon Streusel

Streusel topping:
1/2 C flour
1/4 C brown sugar
4 Tbs butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon
5 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 C pumkin seeds (pepitas)

1 1/4 C flour
1 C sugar
2 tsp pumpkin spice
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 C pumpkin
1 egg
1/4 C vegetable oil
1 large apple, peeled, cored and chopped
1 Tbs flour

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin.

In a small mixing bowl combine the 1/2 C flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut in the cold butter, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in the crumbled bacon and pumpkin seeds. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the 1 1/4 C flour, sugar, pumpkin spice, baking soda and salt.

In a separate bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, egg and vegetable oil. Toss the apple with the remaining Tbs of flour.

Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mixing until just about combined. Add in the apples and mix until everything is just combined; making sure not to over mix.

Scoop 1/4 C of batter into each muffin tin well. Evenly sprinkle the bacon streusel on top of the batter. Bake for 20-22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the largest muffin, comes out clean.

Let cool 5 minutes, before removing from muffin tin, to a wire rack.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

What's for Eats? October 19, 2014

Meal planning is a great way to save money on groceries and you won't be standing in front of the fridge at 4pm, wondering what to make!

Hun... What's for Dinner? Meal Plan Menu
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Well, we survived Thanksgiving for another year. With so many American friends, it seems weird to celebrate Thanksgiving a month early. Hubby had last Sunday off, so that is when we had out Turkey Dinner. My mother in law came to celebrate with us, since we couldn't head up North to celebrate with my family. We had a really nice weekend and the meal was delicious!

It took all last week to recover. With the holiday, I lost track of what day it was and totally forgot to meal plan. With a gigantic 16 pound turkey, last week consisted of many dinners using it up. We still have some that I've tossed in the freezer, since I am officially turkeyed out, LOL. Now we can focus on Halloween, Hubby's favourite holiday.

Here is what I have planned for this week

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dough Wrapped Mummy Dogs

Hot dogs are cleverly cut and wrapped in dough, to create these super fun Mummy Dogs, perfect for Halloween.

Hun... What's for Dinner? Dough Wrapped Mummy Dogs, perfect for Halloween!

It's almost here. One of the most fun nights of the year. Halloween! We LOVE Halloween. Every year Hubby is on the hunt for the latest horrifying and terrifying decorations. No fun and bubbly Halloween here. It's more like scare your pants off time. Sometimes we have to reassure kids that it's safe to come to the door. I think it has a lot to do with his LOVE for horror flicks. I'd be happy with fun and bubbly, but also love the scare your pants off version we do every year.

This year Mr.B would like to dress up as a Creeper. Creepers are found in the Minecraft video game and are basically a green box. Hubby said he'd help with the costume, so I'm interested to see what they come up with, LOL. Queenie wants to be Draculaura from Monster High. Easy enough for me! If I help at school that day, I will be dressing as a fortune teller this year. I have tons of scarves and skirts.... I just need to find some gaudy jewelry. Hubby isn't into dressing up; just decorating.

Every Halloween, I make a Halloween themed dinner, for the kids, before they head out trick or treating. In the past I've made a Snake Bites sandwich roll, spaghetti spider dogs and decorated pizza like a jack o lantern. When I saw these Mummy Dogs, I knew I wanted to try them. I ended up making these for Queenie's Monster High party, and will be making them again on Halloween. I just love that these mummy dogs have arms and legs. It was the first time I had seen them made this way. Usually it's just a hot dog wrapped in dough. The cuts for arms and legs adds something extra, that really makes the dogs look like mummies. Super fun, super cute and super easy!!!

Hun... What's for Dinner? Dough Wrapped Mummy Dogs, perfect for Halloween!

Dough Wrapped Mummy Dogs

1 pkg of favourite hot dogs (12)
 to 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 package (2 1/4 tsp) Rapid Rise Yeast
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup very warm water (120 to 130F)
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, undissolved yeast, and salt. Stir very warm water and olive oil into dry ingredients. Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 4 to 6 minutes. Cover; let rest on floured surface 10 minutes.

Using a sharp knife, cut arms and legs into the hot dog. Start by cutting near the center in the upper half of the hot dog and cutting outwards for the arms. Cut the hot dog in half near the bottom for legs.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to an 1/8 of an inch thickness. Using a pizza cutter, cut long thin strips of dough. Wrap the dough around the hot dogs, making sure to wrap pieces around the arms and legs. 

Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes; or until dough is golden brown. Serve with condiments of choice.

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