Pajama Day

It's snowing in good ol' NC! We almost had a white Christmas, but the snow came a day late. That's okay, though, because we've enjoyed it nonetheless. I've been hanging out all day in my pj's...just napping with my baby by the fire and spending time with the in-laws and my hubby.

***Insert Snow Pictures HERE***

And because I left my camera at SisLaw's house last night, we don't have any great snow day pictures.

I thought I would leave everyone with some delicious recipes that we used for our Christmas breakfast and dinner.

Escalloped Onions

  • 5-6 large onions
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 T. flour
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. pepper
  • 1/2 t. dry mustard
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 8oz (cup) grated Swiss or cheddar cheese
  • bread crumbs
  • butter for topping
Thinly slice onions to equal about 4 cups. Separate into rings, saute in 1/2 stick butter until lightly browned. In saucepan, melt remaining 1/2 stick butter and stir in flour and seasonings. Slowly stir in milk and grated cheese. Cool slowly until cheese is melted, stirring constantly. In a one quart baking dish alternate layers of onions and sauce. Sprinkle top with crumbs and dot with butter. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. 

The Best Baked Corn

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 T. butter
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 2 T. flour
  • 1 15oz can corn (drained)
  • 2 eggs (well beaten)
Boil 3/4 cup milk with butter and sugar. Dissolve flour in 1/4 cup milk. Pour flour mixture into milk mixture to make a thin white sauce. Add to drained corn in a 1 to 1.5 quart loaf pan. Mix in eggs. Bake 1 hour at 400 degrees.

Caramel Apple Dumplings

We had these for breakfast, but they would be great for dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

    This recipe can easily be cut in half for fewer servings.  Also, this recipe was adapted from a similar recipe The Pioneer Woman cooks had on her website, “Apple Dumplings”.  This one is not as sweet and we love the crunch of the pecans and the crust that is created on top of the crescent rolls using less butter.

  • 2 NC Granny Smith Apples
  • 2 cans Crescent Rolls
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 cup NC Pecans
  • ¼ cup caramel topping
  • Cinnamon, to taste
  • 1 can (12oz.) Mountain Dew
Peel and core apples.  Cut each apple into 8 slices each.  Spread a thin coating of caramel onto the crescent roll.  Place an apple slice at the large end.  Sprinkle pecans in front of the apple slice and half way down the crescent roll.  Then roll the apple and nuts up in the dough.  Place in a 9 X 13 buttered pan.  Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir.  Add vanilla, stir, and spoon the mixture over the 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.  Drizzle with caramel and top with a few more pecans.

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