Sunday, February 20, 2011

Eating Our Way Through the Weekend

Early one morning a few months ago, our neighbor Kylie brought us some extra cinnamon rolls that another neighbor of ours, Katie, had made.  They were some of the best cinnamon rolls I have ever had.  They were the Pioneer Woman's Maple Cinnamon Rolls.  I've never had much luck baking things that require yeast--but these were so easy to make.  The recipe makes about seven pans of rolls, so I ended up taking some unbaked rolls to some of our neighbors.  You can find the easy to follow recipe here.  You know anything that calls for whole milk, sugar, and butter is going to taste good.  Here's how ours turned out:
We took these over to a neighbor's house with a side of icing so they could bake them in the morning. 


These are ours ... just out of the oven.  Hungry yet?


They tasted as good as they look.

We also spent some time watching basketball and the boys asked for some popcorn.  I've come across some recipes online for making popcorn in a brown paper sack and decided to give it a try.  I put about 1/4 cup of kernels in the bottom of the sack and tossed it with a teaspoon of oil (vegetable, canola, olive--whichever you prefer).  I taped up the sack, shook it up and put it tape side up in the microwave.  I let mine pop about 2 1/2 minutes.  Just listen for the popping to slow down.  

Before: 


After:


Happy customers:






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