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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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OK, I just want to say, I need to hang out with different people. My current circle of friends don't menstruate, and it's KILLING me - LMBO!!! My mom, aunt, and grandma are post menapausal, my friend Maren's had a hysterectomy, and my 2 friends I do preschool are both pregnant. My body doesn't know what to do!!!

I know this is what you all want to hear - my cycle - hehehe. Some people call it Auntie Flo. But, the best was one of my college roommate, Heather Basso. She and her friends called it "Johnny". They'd say "Johhny is at my house", or "Johnny came to visit". Funny, eh? All the boys wanted to know who that Johnny guy was, and how he got so lucky. Ha!

Anyway, "Johnny" last came on Oct 2nd. What is it now, like Nov 18th. Aaaagh! The PMS is gonna do me under. Hehehehe. And no, I'm not prego. DH took care of that in May of '06. Hehehehe. I know, I know, too much information.

So, just please send me good "hormone" thoughts so that Johnny can come, and life can resume as normal - LOL!

Oh yeah! I have to show you these FABULOUS Cinnamon Rolls that I made today. Yeah, I know, tempting you with desserts when we're supposed to be going without them. But I just LOVE to bake. And, I didn't eat them. But I sure did smell them :) hehehe.

(Hey, it looks like someone licked that first cream cheese roll - what's up with that!?? Jimmy.....)

Cinnamon Carmel Rolls

2 pkgs dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
2 cup scalded milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
4 cups flour
2 eggs
about 3 more cups flour
2 tbsp soft butter (or more - LOL!)
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon (or more)
some Nutmeg (optional)
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

In a small bowl, sprinkle yeast over warm water. Let stand.

In a large mixing bowl, stir hot milk, sugar, salt, and shortening.

Let cool slightly, then add eggs, flour, and yeast mixture. Mix well.

Add remaining flour, mixing my hand, until dough begins to leave sides of bowl.

Turn dough onto lightly floured board, keand until smooth, elastic.

Place in greased bowl, turing over for thin film.

Cover with damp cloth and let rise in warm place until double.

Punch down, turn over, and let rise again until amost double.

Roll 1/2 the dough into oblong 9" by 18" on lightly floured board.

Spread with butter and sprinkle with mixture of sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Roll up tightly, beginning with wide side. Pinch edges of roll to seal.

Cut in half. Cut each half into thirds. Cut each third into thirds. (That'll give you 18 cinnamon rolls)

Mix butter and brown sugar in small bowl, then spread on the bottom of a 9"x13" baking dish.

Put cinnamon rolls on mixture. Cover, and let rise until double.

Bake 25-30 minutes at 375 degrees F.

Makes 3 dozen

Just make sure that you don't overcook these rolls. If they get TOO done, they're dry and nasty. So just watch it closely.

OK, so when they come out of the oven, let them cool only slightly. I lined a cookie sheet with
tin foil, then turned them out onto it, so that the yummy carmelized part was on the top. AWESOME! The other batch, I turned them so that the carmalized part was on the bottom, then put some AWESOME cream cheese frosting (cream cheese and powdered sugar to taste) on the top. Yeah, SO good. I didn't eat any, but I did take a bite, taste it, then spit it out. I know, I'm pretty pathetic. It tasted good, though - LOL!

It's WordArt Wednesday again! This request is from one of my CT, Jaimee. It's from the movie, Mama Mia. Haven't seen that one yet. Anyone else seen it? Good, bad, otherwise?

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Deenie said...

OMG!!! Those rolls look so delicious I can smell them from way over here LOL Man, I can feel those pounds hit these hips like a steam locomotive o.O LOL Lordy, but you can bake!! Mom used to bake great cinammon rolls too :)

Oh...and good luck with them hormones, I'm so glad I don't have to worry about Johnny coming home anymore! LOL

Piko and Kanoe sitting in a tree. . . said...

Those cinnamon rolls look beyond good. You have amazing will power. I would have eaten at least three,LOL! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Sorry I just had a baby so Johnny won't be around me for awhile so I can't tell 'em to rush over and give you a visit!

I love the word art... it's so perfect for my little girl's many laughing pics.

Bobbi-Lynn said...

Love the word art, thanks! I hope Johnny visits you soon. Here is here with me now, but am going on the depo shot this month, so hopefully he is gone for good! There, now you have TMI LOL
Those cinnamon rolls look sooo good!

Oh and you HAVE to see Mamma Mia!! It is such a wonderful, feel good movie. You will be dancing and singing the whole time. It comes out on video in 3 weeks, I can't wait, I am going to buy it the day it comes out!

Crystal said...

You and I must be cycle-impaired together...who knew we were THAT tight LOL. I have the same exact Johnny problem. What's that song "Johnny Come Lately"...hmmm...and those cinnamon rolls OMG.

Jody said...

I don't know how you could bake all those delicious goodies and not eat any of them. Boy that is willpower!!!! They look absolutely wonderful.

I still haven't eaten anything sweet so am on track but I could never bake cinnamon buns and not eat them! So even though I have copied your recipe it will be sometime before I can make them. :(

Thanks for sharing though - sorry I can't help send Johnny home, I am way way past that.

Scrapaholic said...

Kudos to you that you didn't eat any of the cinnamon rolls! Especially while PMS'ing ... you're a wonderwoman!!!

Madison McShinsky said...

Wow, those cinnamon rolls look tastey, and I don't even like cinnamon rolls! (well I like the cream cheese topping! If I was home it probably would have been me licking the icing off!)

Crissie said...

Can I be you? First of all, I have never attempted ANY form of bread and now you have those amazing looking cinammon rolls that I'm going to attempt to make and then I'll eat too many!! Second, Johnny doesn't seem to remember that he's visiting me more often than once a month. If it keeps up I'll need to get that permanently fixed. (T.M.I. is contagious! LOL!!)
Thanks for the fantastic wordart. You're the best :)

Jaimee said...

thanks so much for the Word art Bethany its PERFECT!!!

as for the hormones..dont you just hate that!Heres the key plan a day out somewhere where the last thing you want in the world is "johnny" guarenteed he will show up ! lol

Sammy said...

Please visit my site
http://sam-sammys-space.blogspot.com as I have an award for you. Would email you but something is up with my account. Love your word art and enjoy following your blog. I did 8 months solo parenting while my husband worked in another country. You certainly do enjoy having them back.

Patti said...

You cinnamon rolls look fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I just want to say thank you for all you do. I notice I can no longer cmment on 4shared, and I really wanted you to know how much I love your word art!!!
Thank you so very much!!!!

Vestidadelmar said...

It looks delicious, hmm I think I will do some for me. jiji
Thanks for the recipe.