Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Apple Dumplin' Restaurant

Rantoul, IL.

65 deg. clear, N. wind @ 8 mph.
Forecast = Mostly sunny. Highs around 77°F. North northwest wind to 7 MPH.

Not much happening the last few days but Tuesday, Jim and Linda asked Mike and Terri if they'd like to try out a restaurant that Jim had heard about from Louise, the Prairie Pines Campground host.

So, about 5:00 yesterday evening,  Jim , Linda, Mike and Terri all got into Big Red and headed the 11 or so miles over to the Apple Dumplin' Restaurant near Urbana, IL.

Louise said that the food was very good and nobody was disappointed. :-) So, what did they have for "Supper"? Mike had the hot beef sandwich which was huge with mashed taters and gravy, Terri had a BLT which was very large, Jim had chicken fried steak with glazed carrots and mashed taters and Linda had Swiss steak with corn and mashed taters.

The portions were large, the food was very good and the waitress was great!! This is definitely a restaurant that needs further study. ;-)

Now, there was one problem!!! The portions were so large that neither Jim, Linda, Mike or Terri were able to try out one of their famous Apple Dumplin's for desert!! :-(  They were just too full!!! I guess they'll just have to go back again some other time cause Louise says that the Dumplins are "to die for"!!!  :-)

It was about 6:30 when Big RED brought everyone back here to the park. For Jim and Linda, the rest of the evening was spent watching TV, reading, playing with the computer and relaxing after the very large and excellent meal.

Did you know that Apple dumplings are a native food in the northeastern United States, around Pennsylvania? A very common recipe among the Amish, it is often eaten as a breakfast item, but they are also a very common dessert item after meals. It's also popular to eat them with ice cream or in milk.




  1. Another great meal with great friends! We will have to get back there for those dumplins one of these days!!!

  2. Yum! I think I would have taken an Apple Dumpling home :)