Mothman Fact or Fiction

So now we arrive at the point of the trip that begins to hold my interest the most. This is the first of two locations that I believe are perfect for the upcoming Halloween season.

Point Pleasant, West Virginia

20160902_210103With a population of around 4400 this is a small but very quaint little town that is primarily know for the Mothman legend.

 For those who may not be aware of the legend here is a quick synopsis.  In Clendenin, West Virginia on November 12, 1966 this large white flying man like creature with  a ten foot wing span and glowing red eyes was first spotted by five men digging a grave in a local cemetery . Then seen by two young couples in the “TNT ” area of Point Pleasant on November 15, 1966.

Over the course of the next few days there were numerous reports from other people with  similar sightings.

Then tragedy struck the town of Point Pleasant on December 15, 1967 when the Silver Bridge collapsed killing 46 people. It is this one incident that has given creation to the legend as some have speculated that the Mothman himself was a prophetic creature coming to foretell of the tragedy that had yet to unfold. Yet there are others that say it was nothing more than a Sandhill Crane, which is a large bird with red coloring around the eyes.

I personally am extremely skeptical whether the creature exists or doesn’t in large part because it has never been sighted again. I have wondered since hearing the original story if maybe this was something created by a town to make it’s very own spot on the map. But whether it is real or it isn’t Point Pleasant takes it very serious and has even erected a statue that stands in the middle of town, which of course is why we arrived in the first place.

Apple Crisp

Here is another easy recipe for you to try. My family loves this easy Apple Crisp.

Things needed:

A bag of apples -you can use any apple that you like.

Two sticks of butter

1 yellow cake mix

Cinnamon

Sugar

First you need to peel and core your apples.

Now take and mix the cinnamon and sugar together. You can be very generous with this. I usually make a lot, my family likes the sweetness.

Take and melt one stick of butter.

Take a baking dish and put a layer of apples on the bottom. I would use about half of the apples that you have peeled and cored. Then add your cinnamon/sugar mixture. Now take about a cup of your yellow cake mix and sprinkle it over your cinnamon/sugar mixture. Then take melted butter and drizzle over it. Do all of these steps once more.

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Put in the oven and bake at 350 degrees until the cake mix starts to brown over.

Take out and let cool down and then serve while it is still mildly warm.

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This is great served with vanilla ice cream on the side.

See how quick and easy.

Hope you Enjoy!

Tater Tot Cassarole

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This is a really quick and easy recipe. I tried it for the first time myself the other night and have to say it was fantastic.

Ingredients:

1 bag frozen tater tots

1 lg can cream of mushroom soup

1 lb. ground beef

1 bag frozen peas

Directions:

Brown ground beef. Add soup and peas. Place in a baking dish and then line the top with the tater tots. Bake until tater tots are done.

Simple chicken cheesesteaks

This is too easy not to share. For this you will need sub rolls, a store bought rotisserie chicken, cheese, and toppings….that’s it. So simple and fast, this is a winner. For a week night meal.

Get your rotisserie chicken already cooked from your local grocery but trust me, let it cool

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Pull the meat off of the carcass and throw it right in the mixer, yep…your mixer will shred the chicken beautifully (if you don’t have a stand mixer, throw it in a bowl and use a hand mixer it works just as good). Turn the mixer on medium for less than a minute and this is what you get

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Load the meat on the bun and top with cheese

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Toss it in a 400 degree oven for just about 3 minutes and dinner is served

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Love these and they are a crowd pleaser, the hubby loves them, the kids love them and I love them. Winner winner chicken dinner 🙂

Simple chicken cheesesteaks

This is too easy not to share. For this you will need sub rolls, a store bought rotisserie chicken, cheese, and toppings….that’s it. So simple and fast, this is a winner. For a week night meal.

Get your rotisserie chicken already cooked from your local grocery but trust me, let it cool

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Pull the meat off of the carcass and throw it right in the mixer, yep…your mixer will shred the chicken beautifully (if you don’t have a stand mixer, throw it in a bowl and use a hand mixer it works just as good). Turn the mixer on medium for less than a minute and this is what you get

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Load the meat on the bun and top with cheese

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Toss it in a 400 degree oven for just about 3 minutes and dinner is served

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Love these and they are a crowd pleaser, the hubby loves them, the kids love them and I love them. Winner winner chicken dinner 🙂

Banana Quesadillas

Just a little something to share today!

Ingredients:
4 bananas
4 oz.  of chocolate chips
2 tbsps of butter
3 tbsps  and 2 tsps of cinnamon
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6 ( 8″) tortilla shells
2 tbsps of brown sugar

Slice bananas and place in a bowl.  Add 2 tbsps of brown sugar and 2 tsps of cinnamon. Mix, cover, and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

Mix 3 tbsps of cinnamon and 1/4c. sugar together in a small bowl. Melt 2 tbsps of butter and brush on the top of tortilla shells, then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

Place your tortilla shell with cinnamon side down. Add your bananas in the center, sprinkle a handful of chocolate chips over your bananas and then place another tortilla shell on top. Cook until chocolate is melted.

I used my Quesadilla maker, but a frying pan can be used. And in one of my quesadillas I added peanut butter on it, because I love peanut butter and bananas together.