I went to the dentist today. Unlike many people I know, I LOVE to go to the dentist! That’s right – LOVE! I had braces as a teenager and endured palatable expanders, years of TMJ symptoms, and surgery to correct an underbite, but I never had a cavity! My mom was an avid proponent of brushing!
When I was pregnant with my oldest son, my wisdom teeth started to bother me. The dentist told me to wait until after Parker arrived it have them taken out. I still had never had a cavity! (Those of you who are mom’s out there know where this is headed.). I went less than a year later to have my wisdom teeth removed, and I had 9 cavities!!!!!!! Kids really do suck the life out of you (and apparently the calcium, too). I haven’t had another cavity since then. I’m a big time flosser, so there isn’t even a lot of scraping during my cleanings. My hygienist and I have wonderful conversations while I’m in the chair. If only they gave smiley face stickers or plastic toys to adults!
This may seem like a strange way to open a post entitled, “Last Minute Dessert.” Stay with me- it’s all about to make sense.
When I came out of the dentist’s office a crazy storm cloud blew through and suddenly where there were but a few sprinkles now a deluge existed. It was pouring- raining cats and dogs! The kids were having leftovers for dinner, so I wanted to make something yummy for dessert. I had planned to stop at the grocery store to pick up a few things, but I’m a fair weather kind of girl. Instead, I drove myself home. Since I was in a hurry (and there were a few apples starting to get soft on the counter) I opted for an easy recipe – Last Minute Apple Danish.
Aside from thinly sliced apples, the ingredients included brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, corn starch and a can of crescent rolls (the perfect last minute pastry crust!). Here’s a look at the apples mixed with all the ingredients…
I wasn’t trying to make it too pretty, but I was trying to get all the apples inside.
It’s not the best looking pastry I’ve put together, but it works. And, let’s face it – I live with four guys- aesthetics are rarely high on the list of priorities when it comes to food.
It baked on 350* for 15ish minutes. Looks pretty delicious to me!
What’s your favorite last minute go to dessert?