School was over as of last Friday so the fun has begun! The kids are behaving themselves so far (which I'm very grateful for!) and it's been a non stop hub of activity with friends coming and going. We spent most of last week searching for our lost cat Cleo, but to no avail. Over the weekend we talked about her a lot, each of us expressing our feelings about what a great cat she was. We are slowly picking up her food bowls, blankets, and litter pan, dragging it all out as much as possible to avoid acknowledging she is actually gone.
On top of all the other activity, my husband had a bad wisdom tooth pulled the other day (ouch!) and is in pain; enough pain to make him pop aspirins around the clock. He's having trouble eating, so when contemplating dinner last night, I was balancing kids running in and out and my husband's need for soft foods. When looking around for something to try, I found Christy's Southern Plate blog had a easy and tasty recipe for Campfire Meat Pies. They sounded so good I had to try them! I changed the recipe to include ground turkey mixed with mild taco seasoning and piled with 2% fat cheese, instead of the lunchmeat Christy's recipe called for (though that sounds very good too!). I also changed the name to "buns" instead of "pies" just for my own entertainment! Everyone in the family loved them. My son was asking for more today for dinner. A little too soon, bud, but we'll be making them again in no time!
Campfire Meat Buns
2 tubes of reduced fat Cresent rolls
1 pound ground turkey
1/4 cup water
taco seasoning to taste
4 oz. finely shredded cheese
Cook turkey in a skillet until all meat is browned. Add water and stir. Add taco seasoning to taste and blend. Once water is mostly evaparated, remove from heat.
On a baking sheet sprayed with Pam, lay out indiviual cresent rolls. On the wide part of the dough, add about 1 tablespoon of meat. Top with a tablespoon of cheese. Fold the cresent roll matching up the corners until the meat and cheese are contained.
When all cresent rolls are completed, bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 to 15 minutes. Cool slightly and serve.
"I don't think a really good pie can be made without a dozen or so children peeking over your shoulder as you stoop to look at it every little while."