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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

“Just Roll with It” Serving up Recipes and Humor

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By Sheri Hopkins, Lifestyle Contributor

Hello everyone! I couldn’t have asked for better weather if I had ordered it myself, those are Barney Fife’s words. It’s been beautiful and we got a much-needed rain. It will be Thanksgiving before we know it. I love getting together with all my family. We eat too much, laugh a lot and have a great time together. We always have our Thanksgiving the Saturday before Thanksgiving so everyone can stay and not have to leave to try to make all the grandparents and kin folk. It works out really well for us, nobody rushing around.
I have found myself in some predicaments before, y’all have read about some of them. Some folks have even questioned the truth of these stories, yes, they are all true. Who else do you know that would go shop at Aldi’s and leave their trunk up and drive down Rogers Avenue losing all their can goods? That would be me. People honking at me and waving and all I could think of was, why are these people honking at me, I’m in my lane? Never knew a thing till I got home and was missing half my groceries. Que Sera, sera is all I have to say.
All that being said, I was working in Fort Smith at our Towson Avenue Chambers Bank one day and I was driving down Phoenix, probably going to Hardees, I love that Hardees. I was at the intersection of Phoenix and Jenny Lind and what is laying in the middle of the street? A bra, yes, a bra. I’m not going to lie, I’ve thought about throwing mine out the window, but never have. I have lost many things going down the road, but never that. Wonder how that got in the middle of the road? The things you see and hear in this day and time.
Speaking of roads, we are taking another road trip to Nashville and I told my brother, no phones can leave the car. In the words of Tammy Teague, there will be a sequel to our last road trip in the paper next week. We Wags have lots of fun when we go do anything. So, until then, I will sign off.
This week’s recipe is a cinnamon roll apple crisp. I love anything apple. This is the perfect time of year for apple desserts. Did I ever tell y’all that my Granny Morgan always, and I mean every evening after supper, peeled an apple and ate it. That’s one of the memories I have of her. Of course, us kids, always wanted some of it.
1 12.4 oz. package of refrigerated cinnamon roll dough with icing
1 cup rolled oats (Quick Oats work fine)
1 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup margarine (softened)
8 Granny Smith apples (peeled and sliced)
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll the cinnamon rolls onto a work surface to desired thickness, big enough to fit into a 9×13 baking dish or you can just flatten them in the bottom of the pan with your hands. Mix oats, brown sugar, flour, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. Then add margarine until crumbly (it’s easier with a fork). Spread apples over cinnamon roll crust. Mix the white sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon together in a bowl and sprinkle over the apples. Top with the oat mixture. Bake in a preheated oven until the apples are tender (about 40-50 minutes) depending on your oven. Place the icing that came with the cinnamon rolls in the microwave for a few seconds and drizzle it over the apple crisp while still warm. I would add a few crushed pecans sprinkled on top before baking if you like nuts. Have a wonderful week, we are so blessed folks.

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