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Here is another one of those recipes that I would hate to lose.  I usually reserve it for special breakfasts, like Christmas morning. They are reminicent of those from the famous cinnamon roll restaurant ending with …bon.

  • Servings: 16-18 rolls
  • Dough:
  • 1 T. dry yeast
  • 1 C. warm milk
  • 1/2 C. white sugar
  • 1/2 C soft butter
  • 1 tsp salt or sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 C. flour
  • Filling:
  • 1/4 C soft butter
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 3 T cinnamon
  • Icing:
  • 1/2 C soft butter
  • 1 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  1. Dough:
  2. Dissolve yeast in warm milk.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  4. Knead into a ball or put in a bread machine on the dough setting.
  5. Let rise until double in size.
  6. When ready, roll out to about 1/4-inch thick.
  7. Spread with filling.
  8. Filling:
  9. Spread butter evenly on dough.
  10. Sprinkle sugar with cinnamon evenly over buttered dough.
  11. Roll up dough.
  12. Slice roll into 1-inch slices.
  13. Place on a greased pan.
  14. Let rise until double in size.
  15. Bake 10 minutes at 400 degrees
  16. Icing:
  17. Beat until fluffy. When rolls are hot
From the book Miserly Moms by Jonni McCoy

Outside in Kansas City~Beautiful, sunny day, flowers blooming and trees budding out.  Temperature is a pleasant 81 degrees.

I am thinking~That it is so nice to have the windows open, the sun shining and to not have to be cracking the “school” whip on the children.  FCA is out for Good Friday so there was very little assigned today.  Whew, much nicer.

I am thankful for~My hardworking husband that makes it possible for me to be home full-time.

In my kitchen~Had a wonderful salad for lunch with chicken, blue cheese, yellow peppers, green onions, zucchini, and a dressing of avocado, olive oil and lemon.  It was delish!  Dirty dishes in the sink…

I am wearing~Chocolate t-shirt, jeans, and no shoes (I’d probably be accomplishing more if I put on the lace ups).

Last creative endeavor~ Hmm…does painting the trim in my bathroom and putting down a new bathroom floor count?

I am going~To take my three-year-old foster son outside to play and enjoy this amazing day. 

Can’t wait for~ My son’s wedding August 6th in Wisconsin (reception in KC on Saturday the 21st), my 30th anniversary trip in November to Coral Baja .

Family News~They have already discontinued our little guy’s visits with his bio family.  He was affected in a very negative way and we are still feeling the fall out.  Please pray for his future as a possible adoption (by another family) is well in the works.  Taylor is seeming pretty firm about attending Mercer in Macon, GA next year. It is sooo far away that it makes me very sad, I will miss him alot.  I have really enjoyed having Nicholas at Dordt only five hours away so we could have regular visits.   Nicholas will be home for the summer soon.

Current Read~Just finished Love is Not Enough and Dandelion on My Pillow, Butcher Knife Beneath by Nancy Thomas et al. Reading Why Christians Can’t Trust Psychology by Ed Bulkley, Ph.d and The Christian’s Guide to Psychological Terms by Marshall and Mary Asher.  Good free article here on THE BIBLE, PSYCHOLOGY–AND YOU ( which I did not go over with a fine tooth comb so use discernment, as usual).

I am hearing~Dogs barking incessantly from our next door neighbor’s house and the three-year-old and 11 year old fighting…

I am hoping~To accomplish some things around the house over this holiday weekend with less people around.  Taylor is in Georgia spending time with Dana Ziglar and her family and Brent taking a quick trip to Oklahoma with Gaubri and Shakur, Alicia and her children.

Around the house~Need to make a decision on kitchen flooring so we can get supplies ordered.  Any recommendations?

Simple pleasure~Sitting on the back balcony enjoying the wonderful weather…can anyone tell how ready I was for spring?

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