Monday, Jan 11th, 2011

Breakfast: Baked apple doughnut holes
Lunch: left overs
Snack: popcorn
Dinner: Home made Mac & Cheese, Homemade Whole Wheat Bread, Chicken and Rice casserole (A) for dad & I
Eva's Snack: Baby Bel Cheddar Round, Bagel Crisps

Breakfast was AWESOME! Or at least, I thought so. The kids were like, "eh". I think they've lost their minds! For dinner, the kids wanted Mac & Cheese again, so I used the Quick Mac & Cheese recipe for that with Barilla's whole grain elbow macaroni. For dad & I, I took, the frozen chicken & rice soup from Angel food, added some mixed vegetables and two leftover chicken breasts, diced up. It made a pretty tasty casserole for us.

Baked apple donuts with cinnamon

2 apples (I used Fuji apples)
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1-1/2 c. of all-purpose flour
1/2 c. of sugar
1-3/4 tsps. of baking powder
1/2 tsp. of salt
1/3 c. of cold butter, cut into small pieces
1 egg
1/4 c. of milk
For the topping:
1/4 c. of butter, melted
1/3 c. of sugar
1 tsp. of cinnamon powder
  1. Peel and roughly chop the apples into small dice. Melt 3 tablespoons butter, then add 3 tablespoons brown sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon. Add the diced apples and cook, on med-low, until they are just starting to get soft. Turn off heat and let cool.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Add the butter to the flour mixture. Rub the butter against the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Beat the egg. Pour in the milk and stir lightly. Add the chopped apples to the egg-milk mixture.
  4. Pour the apple-egg-milk mixture to the flour-butter mixture. Fold in just until blended. DO NOT overmix. The batter will be a bit stiff.
  5. Form the batter into loose balls (I used the medium Pamerped Chef Cookie scoop) and place in a muffin pan. (If you’re not using a non-stick pan, brush the holes lightly with softened butter.)
  6. Bake at 350oF for 25 minutes.
  7. While the donuts/donuts holes/muffins are baking, prepare the topping. Measure the sugar and cinnamon powder into a bowl. Stir to combine.
  8. When the donuts/donuts holes/muffins are done, remove from the oven. Use a teaspoon to remove them from the pan. While still warm, dip the tops in melted butter them dredge in the sugar-cinnamon mixture.
  9. Serve warm while crusty — with coffee for a total experience. Enjoy!

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