Friday, January 21, 2011

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! And A Recipe...

 Whoa, I can't thank you enough for all the C name suggestions you gave us - you all are the best!! I'm not sure I'm even going to do a poll because I'm almost certain we have decided on a name, and it does start with a C! (although if you have more suggestions, please do tell!!)

I will share it soon when Eric gives me the go ahead - we don't need another name misunderstanding like the "you changed the name when I left the hospital to go home and take a shower" one. Mercy. :)

We're off for another snow day. I'm contemplating heading to the grocery with my 5 lovelies, but we have a wind chill of 17 below, so I'm going to think real hard about it before we pack up! Instead we might just do some baking, and I'm hoping to get some meals in the freezer for next week when I'm out of town. I'm still in anxiety mode over leaving my tribe for those 3 days...deep breath in, long exhale out :).

So I thought I'd pop this recipe up today because we are baking it here, it's been way to long since I've made a batch.

This Homemade Poptart Recipe is from the Once A Month Mom website. It does not disappoint.

You will need:
-1 box of refrigerated (or homemade) Pie Crust.
-Your favorite jelly
-Powdered sugar & milk for icing. (optional)

I rolled a premade pie crust out, and cut it in to 4 squares/rectangles. Save the ends for another couple squares. Then I put a spoonful of Strawberry Jelly on each.

I used an Organic Reduced Sugar Jelly from Trader Joe's. I prefer my girls not be completely addicted to High Fructose Corn Syrup if at all possible, so I try to cut it out when I can. But any jelly will do, I've used regular as well.

I folded the squares over, and sealed the edges with a fork.

Baked them at 450 degrees for 10-12min, and let them cool. The recipe gives an option for icing, which you can find here. I made a few with the icing and the rest without it. The girls loved them plain, so I figured why put it on? Here they are both ways...

I let them cool, and then popped them in large Ziploc bags to go in the fridge or freezer.

Believe me, they are worth the time, and they're a tad bit addicting. Let me know if you decide to make them, I know you'll just love 'em!

Happy Friday!


Bridget said...

One of my favorite recipes. We all love these!

Can't wait to hear that C name!

Marisa said...

Looking forward to knowing your little guys name!

I made up a double batch of that poptart recipe before Ethan was born to have a quick breakfast on hand for the kids... and they do not like them! WHAT?! Who doesn't immediately fall in love with a poptart? Oh well! :)

Carrie said...

This is perfect! I have 2 boxes of pie crust in my fridge I bought for next to nothing on sale. Been wondering what to do with it :).

*Ross and Katy* said...

I tried this recipe almost a year ago when you posted it and my cousins went CRAZY for them! My 5yo cousin is pretty much allergic to his shadow, so he can't have real poptarts, so these were perfect :)

Also, just because I'm REALLY curious, what was the name you had picked out for Ella? I happen to really like Ella so I'm glad you "changed" it :)

becky said...

I meant to try these last time you posted it, but now I've decided that I'm REALLY going to make them this time. Maybe I'll even get adventurous and try some different stuff as a filling. I think our trip to Target last week helped me realize that I'm completely out of the "Pop Tart loop," and maybe I need to get back in! :)

wonderchris said...


SnoWhite said...

They do look pretty tasty :)

I picked up my husband from the airport this morning ... out in that -18 degrees (w/o wind chill) weather. COLD!

Stay warm!

wonderchris said...

Oh, and I'm thinking you need a recipes tab on your site. I'd love to pop in when I get a pizza pocket, or pop tart craving!! Love your recipes!

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

That looks like a fun treat. Could you tell me the approx. dimensions of each square ... as I make my own pie crust and don't have a boxed variety to just cut into squares.

I'd say ... no need for groceries today, just stay home and bake with the girls.


Courtney said...

I can't wait to hear the name! I think it would be so fun to name my own kids some day :)

Jenn said...

WOW! Those look delicious! Tell Marisa she can send her's my way! I'm sure her niece and nephews would gobble those up for her! :)

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to hear the name.

That looks yummy. I will have to try that.

The Sneaky Mommy said...

YUM!!! I'm going to try homemade apple butter w/ agave nectar! These look so delicious! Thanks for the seriously spurred me on to try these!

mandbrid said...

Oh, I can't wait to try these!

Steph said...

Love reading your blog! I can relate to so many things in your life - I have three girls, all close in age, and am expecting our first boy sometime in April!

Life is crazy, but just great.

I know you've probably received a ton of awards, but I have given you a blogger award that can be found on my blog!

Hope you're feeling well!