Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Will and Finn's Excellent Adventure

Firstly, the title-worthy adventure should really, REALLY have been accompanied by video entertainment. Will is the adorable, warp-speed blur of action born to my sister-in-law two years ago. Predictably, he triggered Finn's Berserker Button for pretty much the entire weekend we recently spent at the beautiful place in North Carolina that Peggy (mama of Kid Tornado) and her partner Andrew recently bought.

It's crazy gorgeous, and you can pee and/or take selfies of your new glasses by their naked bathroom window because there's no one for like two acres. I don't know how big an acre is, but all I could see was trees, and I was wearing my new glasses, so I could definitely see those trees and the people who weren't in them.

I missed the opportunity to video the glorious, devastating chaos because as mom to a bookworm/gamer nerd, I spent the evening flinching every time Will made Evil Knievel jumps and watching pup and toddler run in circles so hard it should've Superman'd us all back in time. After a bit I stopped worrying that Finn was going to catch and maybe bite Will or that Will would catch and maybe bite Finn and decided they were evenly matched and we'd never see any ultra-violence.

Happily, I judged well.

The bummer bit is that Frankenspine dealt much worse with this road trip than my last, and I was in a pretty wicked amount of pain. I made it to her older boy's karate class, where the teacher (sadly, he never even once demand the kids call him Sensei) had invited Molly to take a free class. She and Nate, the older brother, are a great deal alike. They're super adorable to watch. They're little brain mates. That's like soul mates for when you don't want to seem like you're shipping your kid and her non-biological cousin.

Then we came home and I took my new dose of neurontin for the first time along with my muscle relaxer. It was groovy, though, because I got to be comfortably numb in a room so geek-awesome they had Marvel posters separated from DC posters.

When I awoke who the hell knows how much later, I limped into the kitchen and devoured a hundred or so of these popover thingies Peggy makes with bacon, veggies, and herbed cream cheese baked in a crescent roll. They are freaking heaven. They're so good I tried to recreate them yesterday with biscuits and actually cooked bacon myself. They'd be fine vegetarian, but I needed a perfect duplicate. I failed, because the biscuits were too sweet, so I asked her for the recipe. She loves me and my bl'eaders, so she gave us the goods.

First, here are our handsome offspring:




Now, the yum. Her recipe yield is colossal, so I'll probably half it.

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Diddypolly's Amazeballz Pocket Things

Ingredients
  • 3 cans of crescent rolls
  • 1 pkg of cream cheese onion & chive spread
  • 1 lb of bacon
  • 1 bag of frozen steamer broccoli
  • 1 red bell pepper
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Fry your bacon (crispy!!!) & set to the side
  • Steam broccoli & drain, then chop and set to side.
  • Chop your pepper. 
  • Lay out 1-1/2 cans of rolls and spread on the cream cheese. 
  • Then mix the bacon, pepper and broccoli together (bacon gets chewy & gross if you let it sit in the bowl too long. Heidi's note- I crumbled it on top of cheese & veggies last.
  • Dump veggies & bacon on top of cream cheese spread.
  • Cover mixture with other 1-1/2 cans of crescent...top with a little butter and bake for about 25 minutes at 350° 
You can also make single servings by just making Hot Pocket like shapes with each crescent roll. She sometimes adds or substitutes frozen spinach- just make sure to drain it really well.

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Enjoy these bad boys! 

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