Monday, January 3, 2011

Cinnamon Rolls and Coffee

That thought is intended to bring you comfort on a Monday morning! This is a feel-good post, intended to make you imagine you have on your favorite slippers.

I do believe our household has a new Christmas morning tradition. Sister Schubert -move on over because I now can make the world's best cinnamon rolls. I can thank Uncommon Blonde for doing the test run of Pioneer Woman's recipe because she figured out what to do and what not to do in this messy undertaking she posted as Kitchen Follies. (I stole her photo from that post.) She told me that afternoon that the rolls would have to sprout $100 bills while baking to make them worth the trouble. The next day's report was that the rolls had sprouted. And I can tell you, these are the best cinnamon rolls I've ever had in my life. We had fun making them together and more fun eating them. Our son had to report for work at the fire station on Christmas morning and it made me really happy to start their morning off with these rolls too.

Now to top it all off, I won a give-away over at Shelly's for a free pound of coffee from "I Have a Bean." She tells the fascinating story of this company in this post. A company on a mission to help people by selling great coffee - I'm sold! They impressed me by sending my coffee Fed Ex, arriving just in time to go with my cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning.

Ahhhh - the memory is fresh and the coffee is on. What was something new you did for the holidays?


Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

Love it! I'm so glad the coffee arrived in time for Christmas and I'm even MORE glad that you enjoyed it. It's easy to order, and you get it the next day. What a great deal, huh?!

Now you've compelled me to try those cinnamon rolls. I have my own great recipe, but everyone and their sister swears by PW's, so I think I may have to break down and try them.

Thanks for the shout out!

Zuzana said...

Happy New Year to you and yours, may 2011 be avery prosperous one.;))

Uncommon Blonde said...

I do believe that many new traditions are on the horizon for me now that Addison is getting older. I'm so glad we made these, despite the agony I experienced on my first attempt

Sassy Granny ... said...

I'm thinking you're well on your way to enjoying this new year - already two weeks old!!

I love traditions. There are many from my childhood that warm my heart each time I remember them. We have employed a number of them over the years, and are always eager to add new ones.

In recent years, our traditions have taking on the form of "simplifying". The new things seems to be better versions of the old things, allowing more time, more space and mor grace to enjoy our family & friends.