Lovin’ and Killing

baking - dessert - take out

Abe’s really into the AMC show “The Killing,” which had its Season Finale last night. I don’t watch it, but our family members do, so we joined them for a dinner and proper viewing party.

I brought dessert:

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Lovin’ Scoopful sent some coupons to try their Gourmet Light Ice Cream. I picked this guy up en route to the beach house:

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Aside from their wonderful concept, philosophy, and cause, I’m really diggin’ this company’s delicious-sounding flavors!

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Knowing that my cousins Noah and Maya love cheesecake, I picked up 1/2 gallon of the Rockin Raspberry Cheesecake. Lovin’ Scoopful doesn’t skimp on the mix-ins:

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To go along with the ice cream, I baked this crisp, which took less than 15 minutes to put together (with the help of Maya)

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Granola-Apple Crisp (from Food Network Kitchens)

Ingredients:

  • 3 TB Butter
  • 1.5 cups prepared Granola (I used Ambrosial’s Walnut, Date, and Cashew)
  • 2 TB All Purpose Flour
  • 1 TB White Sugar, plus 1/4 cup
  • 5 Fuji Apples, cored and cut with an apple slicer
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 TB Fresh Lemon Juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large nonstick skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the granola, 1 TB flour, 1 TB sugar and toss until everything is dissolved and the granola is coated. Set aside.

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In the same pan at the same heat level, toss the apples with the cinnamon/nutmeg, lemon juice, and remaining 1/4 cup sugar.

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Cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples are juicy and slightly soft (around 5-7 minutes). Stir in the remaining 1 TB flour.

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Pour into a greased baking pan and scatter the reserved granola mixture evenly over the top.

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Cover and put in the oven for 30 minutes, removing the foil for the last 10 minutes.

While dessert baked, we ate delivery from Urth Caffe (the Santa Monica location)

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I ordered a dish I haven’t had in years but LOVE – The Nori Plum Rice Wrap

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Avocado, organic brown rice, carrots, broccoli, green onions, umeboshi plum paste, and five spice tofu. It’s super flavorful and doesn’t even need the soy sauce, which comes on the side.

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I gave a few rolls away, and received a bit of a Panini Caprese in return (mozzarella, roasted peppers, sun dried tomato, fresh basil, and pesto, and olive spread)

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Also scored Noah’s olives for my greens

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(The salad dressing wound up on some crusty bread too)

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Dinner was finished a few minutes before dessert was!

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I helped myself to a heaping spoonful of the hot crisp…

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…and a lovin’ scoopful of the frozen stuff

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A delightful dinner! Sadly, the family was NOT delighted with the finale of “The Killing.” I didn’t participate (I blogged this entire post while they watched) and I’m really glad I never invested myself with that series. They were pissed!

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  • http://lowandbhold.wordpress.com lowandbhold

    Haha, I saw a marathon of the show on, but didn’t watch it. Glad I didn’t after hearing how mad everyone is.

  • Tamara Christie

    From what I saw on FB, they weren’t the only ones disappointed in the finale. I’m glad I didn’t watch the show!

    The crisp looks divine. :)

  • Annie

    that wrap looks sooo delish!

  • http://www.cksmetalart.blogspot.com Cindy

    Yep. I was pissed too with final episode. Feel like I was strung along and left with nothing but the same questions that started with the first episode. I would rather have spent my evening eating your apple crisp.

  • http://www.newlywednewlyveg.com Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg

    Yum! I love it when you can do a “group” television show viewing. My sister and her friends watch The Bachelor series together every year :-)

  • http://bootsandbraids.com/ Shirley

    ROFLMAO! Based on the theory “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me”, I had a feeling this show might be yet another network con, so I passed on the show. After reading how ticked off everyone is, glad I followed my instincts.

  • http://www.tvanddinners.com Carrie @ TV and Dinners

    My Twitter feed was an absolute explosion of hate for The Killing finale. It was pretty darn maddening.

  • http://thehappinessinhealth.com Jessie

    I had to laugh at that ice cream flavor “What the Fudge” hehe :P Even though The Killing finale wasn’t so good, at least you had a yummy dessert! That apple crisp – mmm, baby! Perfect with ice cream!

  • http://thenondairyqueen.blogspot.com/ Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen)

    Dinner and dessert both look amazing! I didn’t see any of that show. I wondered how it would be?

  • http://www.andreaswellnessnotes.com Andrea@WellnessNotes

    Andy loves The Killing but didn’t see the finale yesterday. He read online that many people were disappointed…

    Dinner and dessert look amazing!

  • http://savoryandsavage.blogspot.com Emily @ Savory and Savage

    Those nori rolls look amazing! I am going to have to try making them at home.

  • http://ingoodtasteblog.net/ Maris (In Good Taste)

    They must of been happy to see you with that awesome dessert!

  • http://tangledreflections.wordpress.com The Healthy Engineer

    For someone who loves cake, it’s surprising, but I hate cheesecake!! I know it’s crazy but I don’t like cream cheese too much so maybe that’s why.

    But any other ice cream or frozen yogurt sounds perfect right now

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      my husband doesn’t like it as well! but the weird thing is, he LIKES cream cheese?!?

  • http://www.pure2raw.com Pure2raw twins

    I am so glad I cannot eat dairy anymore or I would be all over that ice cream! YUM!

  • http://www.wynlok.com wyn

    The nori plum wrap looks crazy with all the different fillings. My kinda special roll.

  • http://luvtoeat.wordpress.com LeQuan

    Your food always makes me so hungry. I would be so all over that cheese cake ice cream. I need to stop blog reading on an empty stomach. Lol at the last paragraph of this post!