Ok so I mentioned in my menu planning post the other day that John plays cards on Wednesday nights. And that I refer to this as "NERD". This is because John and his friends aren't playing something normal, like poker. They are playing...Magic the Gathering. Welp, I've gone and done it. I've shared my secret shame. My professional clean-cut, finance wiz husband is a closet fantasy-nerd-card player. The only thing that makes this secret a tad less shameful is that the guys he plays with are all like him...guys you'd never suspect of being Magic players. They don't live in their mom's basements, or spend all their time in virtual reality. They have wives and kids. They're fairly normal. I guess this is how he fooled me.
Anywhooz, they get together each week and rotate houses and whoever is hosting provides dinner. So last week, I made hot sausage and meatball sandwiches for the nerds and had leftover hoagie rolls. They went kinda stale in a hot second so I turned to my recipe stash to find something to do with these useless rolls. And I came up with this...
Caramel Apple Bread Pudding -- and this junk is low-fat!
1 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Eggbeaters or other fat-free egg product
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tsp Cinnamon
5 Cups 1 inch cubes French bread -- or slightly stale rolls
3 Tbsp Sliced almonds
1/4 Cup fat-free caramel topping
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray pie plate with cooking spray.
2. In large bowl, mix all ingredients except bread, almonds and caramel with wire whisk until smooth. Fold in bread. Pour into dish. Sprinkle with almonds
3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and set. Drizzle with caramel. Then cover that stuff with some vanilla ice cream and you've got yourself a treat.
I see my sharing of that dark secret with all of you akin to getting best friend necklaces with each and every one of you. Wear it with pride. Now, what's the skeleton in your poverbial closet?