Wednesday, June 16, 2010

School's Out Campfire Meat Buns

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."
-John Gould


Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Sounds like an easy and delicious recipe.
Hope your husbsand is feeling better soon. I've had my share of dental problems and they are definitely not fun.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

I hope so too! He is really feeling the pain today. I'm praying he feels better very soon.

queen of everything said...

hope the hubby feels better soon. those look fabulous.

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Aw, poor Cleo. I'm sorry. I know how you feel. When our cat Hobbes didn't come home in the morning, I knew it. I found him a couple of weeks later when the dog ran out into the neighbor's field where buzzards were circling. I went out there and found what was left of him. He was about sixteen. They do become a part of your family, don't they? Whenever I lose one, I always remind myself that that gives me another "opening" to save another animal.

Those turkey "buns" sound delicious and so easy to make! I'm going to try it.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

Thanks, Queen!

Debi, I am so sorry about Hobbes. You're right, it's a heartbreaking thing to go through, losing an pet. You really don't realize how much they are a part of your family until they pass. I'm still hoping we find Cleo, at least her body, for some closure. But either way, she died like she came to us, very mysteriously.
I hope you like the Meat buns!

CountryDew said...

Hope your husband feels better. Your recipe sounds yummy.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

Thanks, Dew! He called me from work today and let me know that he is starting to feel a bit better.

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Oh, it's okay about Hobbes. This was last year. And he was old. I knew it was getting close and I was worrying about making the decision to put him to sleep. But the universe made it for me and that was really a gift. However, the closure, just knowing, helped. I hope you find Cleo.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

You know Debi, that is the same thing that happened with Cleo. My husband and I were thinking it might be time to take her to the vet and off she goes disappearing. Like she agreed with us, but only on her own terms. But that was Cleo all the way. I think it's why she made it all the way to 20 years old!

I'd like to think she is up in Heaven playing with a ball of yarn along with Hobbes.

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

And chasing mice and whatnot, lol.