Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow Jam 2011

We have been "snowed-in" here in Atlanta for the last 3 days!  For us, 6 inches of snow plus 1 inch of ice is a major deal...EVERYTHING shuts down because we can't handle the ice.  Snow is not the problem, but ice is.
My kids are loving 3 of no school.  BUT, I don't think that they realize that they will have to make it up later in the year.
We have been sledding every day and really taking advantage of the beautiful white truly is gorgeous!  Here are a few pictures:

Those are my precious kiddos!  They have enjoyed the snow so much, however, I do believe that cabin fever is setting in.

Here are a few more pictures:

The backyard

The view from my deck looking up toward neighbors

Stella: the best dog in the world!

Home Sweet Home!

Now, on to a yummy recipe.  Since we haven't been able to go anywhere, so I have been cooking and baking like a mad woman.  Here is what I made for breakfast this morning:

Homemade cinnamon rolls with just a little cheating!

You will need:  
frozen bread dough (I used the Kroger brand with several loaves in one bag)
1 stick butter
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
cinnamon (close to 1 TBSP)
and flour to roll out your dough

Let your dough thaw out completely (about 1 hour)
Roll out on a floured surface to form a rectangle.  You may need to stretch it a little to get it going.  It should measure about 12 inches by 6 inches.  Then take 2 TBSP of your room temp butter and generously grease an 8 x 11 pan.  Mix the dark brown sugar, cinnamon and remaining butter together.  Spread that mixture over the rolled out dough.  Roll up your dough long-ways and cut into 1 inch rolls.  You should get 12 out of this.  Place in the buttered pan, cover and refrigerate overnight.  
Set out on the counter the next morning while your oven is heating up to 350 degrees.  Then, uncover and bake for about 15-20 minutes.

Of course, you can use your own bread dough recipe.  You can also let the rolls sit out for about an hour before baking instead of refrigerating overnight.

If you want to add an icing, you can mix some powdered sugar with some melted butter and a little cream cheese.  But, they are so good and buttery just like they are!

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