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Friday, August 26, 2011

because hurricanes require carbs & chocolate.

here in southeastern virginia we are bracing for irene's arrival. and, because it is hurricane eve, i figured the kids & i deserved a fun breakfast. yes, chocolate for breakfast.

my friend, lis, posted the recipe on her blog. i've made it many times {most recently for a girls brunch}. my kids love nutella crescents & you will, too. well, unless you don't like chocolate or nuts or carbs.

four ingredients:
refrigerated crescent rolls
sliced almonds*

*nuts are optional. you also don't have to use sliced almonds. i've made this using chopped pecans & it's just as yummy!

preheat your oven to 375 degrees {per the instructions on the crescent roll package}.
open the crescent roll package, break into individual triangles and coat one side in sugar {not pictured}.

then, arrange on a baking sheet {ungreased} and coat with nutella. careful: this is a messy job!

sprinkle with sliced almonds. or, you can leave them plain.

then, roll 'em up like you would when making regular crescent rolls.

bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes.

i have a gas oven and this seems to make for the perfect golden brown color without burning the bottom {remember, the outside will have a coating of sugar on it}.

transfer to a plate.
enjoy while warm.

be warned, they are scrumptious!!

hurricane eve.

irene arrives tomorrow. some of her clouds are already here.

our home is as prepared as it will ever be. i double checked the flood maps to make sure we were okay. {we didn't flood during isabel, but you never know.}

the evacuation notices are causing panic with my mother. she keeps hearing that all of virginia beach is being evacuated. no, it's not. never mind the fact that she's also worrying about my sister who lives in boston. they're supposed to feel the effects of irene later this weekend.

we are choosing to stay. foolish? perhaps. but, we're not the only people making this decision. this is also not the first hurricane we've been through nor will it be the last, i'm sure.

i'll do my best to keep you all updated on what is going on. the plan, as of now, is to leave the computer on for as long as we have power {because i don't want to run down the charge on my cell phone if i don't have to}. i have a blog post scheduled for tomorrow, but your best bet is to catch me on the twit

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Blogger KVH said...

Yum! I checked and my Nutella expired last month. Ugh.

Aug 26, 2011, 11:31:00 AM  
Blogger Domesticated-Bliss said...

YUM! Those look amazing!

Aug 26, 2011, 11:48:00 AM  
Blogger mrs.mfc said...

Those sound SO yummy!

I was wondering if you had changed your mind yet about evacuating. I can definitely understand why you would want to stay put.. such a tough decision! I'll be watching the weather channel all weekend and will be thinking about all of you over on the coast. I'm sure we'll talk on twitter :) Good luck! Be safe!

Aug 26, 2011, 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Downtown Southern said...

Those look so amazing!! I love chocolate croissants!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

And good luck weathering the hurricane, I'm in Richmond so we'll be getting hit too, just not as bad as ya'll!

Aug 26, 2011, 2:09:00 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Oh my gosh....YUM! I want some now.

Aug 27, 2011, 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger Kiley said...

oh, YUM. I need to make these! It's like sex in a crescent roll.

Aug 30, 2011, 1:12:00 AM  

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