The Great 2012 Cooking Extravaganza! Day 97

April 8, 2012 at 1:50 am (Food) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Hello again my friends, and welcome back!  Hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday!!

Relatively quiet day today, nothing out of the ordinary.  Took James to the new job, went grocery shopping, put Easter baskets together, after sleeping until 11AM!  Can’t believe I slept that late, but must have needed it.  Of course, last night was shot night, that could have something to do with the late sleeping.  And I can’t believe it’s possible, but I feel like I could sleep already!

It’s movie/family night around here, so we had “snack” foods, as William calls them.  I made Meat Muffins, Taco Meat Muffins, Crab Wraps and Apple Pie Bites.  Here are the recipes for you!

Meat Muffins (a repeat, but a good one!)

1 pound ground beef

about 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 can refrigerated biscuits (normal size, not the jumbos!)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Brown ground beef in a large skillet, drain.  Add in cream of mushroom soup, mix well.  Remove from heat.

Grease 10 cups of muffin pan, press biscuits as flat as you can with your fingers and put them in the greased muffin cups.  Spoon meat mixture into prepared muffin cups, you might have just a little leftover, but if you fill them over the top you should have just enough.  Top with just a little shredded cheese, it doesn’t need much, about a tablespoon on each.

Bake at 400 degrees for 14-16 minutes.

Remove from muffin pan using a spoon, serve!

Taco Meat Muffins

1 pound ground beef

about 1/4 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese

2/3 cup water

1/4 cup taco seasoning mix

1 can refrigerated biscuits (normal size, not the jumbos!)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Brown ground beef in a large skillet, drain.  Add in water and taco seasoning, simmer on low about 10 minutes.

Grease 10 muffin cup in muffin pan, press biscuits as flat as you can with your fingers and put them in the greased muffin cups.  Spoon meat mixture into prepared muffin cups, you might have just a little leftover, but if you fill them over the top you should have just enough.  Top with just a little shredded cheese, about one tablespoon on each.

Bake at 400 degrees for 14-16 minutes.

Remove from muffin pan using a spoon, serve!

Crab Wraps

About 1 cup imitation crab meat

2 Tbsp garlic powder

2 Tbsp butter

1 can refrigerated crescent roll dough

Melt butter in small skillet, add in imitation crab meat and garlic.  Mix well, flaking crab meat as much as possible, and heating through.

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Cover cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Unroll crescent dough on covered cookie sheet, careful not to separate triangles.  Seal diagonal perforations, and separate dough into rectangles.  Cut each rectangle in half so that you have almost squares of dough.

Put 1/8th of crab meat mixture onto each square of dough, fold in corners diagonally across filling to form small packets.  Corners might be open slightly, that’s OK.  You can brush with melted butter if you like, it adds a nice color to the finished product.

Bake at 375 for 17-20 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.  Serve warm!

Apple Pie Bites

1 pkg rolled pie crust

1/2 can apple pie filling

1/2 cup sugar

2 Tsp cinnamon

3 Tbsp melted butter

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, set aside about 2 Tbsp.

Unroll pie crust one at a time, brush with melted butter, sprinkle with half the cinnamon sugar mixture.  Cut with a pizza wheel into 8 pie shaped wedges.  Place a full apple slice with a little of the sauce on the outer edge of each “pie slice”, roll inward towards points.  Place on parchment lined baking sheet.  Repeat with second pie crust.  Brush rolls with melted butter and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar.  Bake 13-15 minutes or until edges of pie crusts are lightly browned. (mine actually took about 17 minutes total)

Serve warm, with or without ice cream or whipped cream.

 Meat muffins

Crab wraps

I grew up eating crab from the Chesapeake bay, used to LOVE to eat crab, then developed a severe allergy to shellfish around age 16.  Been using imitation crab ever since, but don’t do it very often.  And I think I’ve outgrown my love of crab, because I really didn’t enjoy these at all.  It’s not that they didn’t taste good, they tasted exactly the way I expected them to, I just didn’t like them any more.  Oh well…

I had the apple pie bites with ice cream AND whipped cream, which might be why I’m tired now, but that dessert was SO worth it!

Anyway, hope you enjoy one or all of these dishes, and until tomorrow, eat well, love well, live well!!

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2 Comments

  1. Mom a.k.a Grammy said,

    Maybe you should have used some old bay!

    • dlcwelch828 said,

      Funny, I thought of that, and I might give it a try since I have more of the imitation crab in the freezer, but I don’t know…

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