Sunday, May 24, 2015

An Evening Drive.....

Happy Sunday evening everyone.  It's been a beautiful day here in the mountains of North Carolina.  We've had a most lazy day, even sleeping in late.  Everything up here is in full bloom all at once and we're on pollen overload.  Ugh!

Anyway, after a light breakfast we were out and about about 11:30 this morning.  We rode over to West Jefferson to make a grocery store stop, a fuel stop, and a stop by Mountain Outfitters.  Trisha wanted a Southern Fried Cotton t-shirt, and of course Rob needed a sticker or three plus a t-shirt.

Then it was back to Glendale Springs, for lunch at the Mountain Aire Restaurant.  Then back to the camper for a much needed afternoon nap.  This camping stuff is hard work!!!

After supper (we'll come back to that in a minute), we loaded up in truck for one of our favorite things to do when camping in this area.  We went for an evening drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  There is usually very little traffic, we always see deer, turkey, etc., and on a day like today, the sunset views are stunning.

This evening did not disappoint.  In fact, there is a small very old cemetery right on the Parkway that Rob has always wanted to photograph so that's what he did this evening.

It was so peaceful and quite there, that we just didn't want to leave to drive back to the campground.  

Now about tonight's supper.  Since we had eaten a huge lunch, we decided on a treat for supper.  Rob made a quick apple pie in his Dutch Oven.  Trisha when to the camp store for vanilla ice cream to top the pie.  

This is a simple recipe.  The recipe Rob found was for a 14" Dutch Oven, he reduced it for our 10" Dutch Oven although there was plenty of room to have made a larger batch.

Here is an ingredients listing....

1 to 3 cans of pie filling (we used apple and only one can for this batch)
1 can of 8 of whop cinnamon rolls. (Add a second can for a larger Dutch Oven)

Add the pie filling to the Dutch Oven, quarter the cinnamon rolls and place on top of the pie filling.  Bake as normal for your size of Dutch Oven for about 25 minutes.  The recipe we used tonight would easily feed four although the two of us seemed to finish every last bit of it!

The results were fantastic.  This is definitely a keeper recipe.  It is quick, easy, and yummy too!

Well that's about it for this evening.  Thanks for coming along with us for our evening drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway.  It is back home tomorrow, and back to school Tuesday.  We have only 11 more days of classes but who's counting?

Until next time, stay safe out there.....-R,T,&J.

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