Sunday, May 17, 2009

in our house today

In Canada it is the Victoria Day long weekend.
Usually that doesn't mean much for our family because my husband's business is in full swing. However, this weekend we were going to try and go out to camp in our trailer and join him. Yesterday the weather decided to be difficult and it poured rain for most of the day. It was finally decided that we would stay home, even though we were all packed and ready to go. The bush roads/logging roads can get really messy and slick (not fun for pulling a trailer) and it just wouldn't have been fun to be freezing, wet and cold all weekend. We still can't quite convince our oldest daughter of that rationale however. As of this morning she has still been spontaneously erupting tears.
As a cure all for ailing emotions and slow weekend mornings I occassionally make Overnight Cinnamon Buns! Yes, I can and do make regular CB's! However, when I want them tomorrow morning I don't feel like staying up late to get them ready. These however take 5 minutes to put together and are ready for the oven in the morning. I love that! Enough time in the morning to put them in the oven, put coffee on and take a shower!
If you interested here is the recipe:
Overnight Cinnamon Buns
20 frozen bread rolls (2 pkgs)
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. vanilla instant pudding
1 T. cinnamon
1/4 c. melted butter
Grease bundt pan, place rolls inside.
Sprinkle with sugar, pudding, cinnamon and raisins.
Pour melted butter over all.
Cover with damp tea-towel and leave on counter over-night.
In the morning, preheat oven 350 C
Lightly cover with foil, bake 20 min.
Remove foil and bake approx another 5-7 min.
Don't underbake or it won't be cooked in the middle!
Let sit for 5 minutes and then turn out from the bundt pan.

Pour a coffee, put your feet up, grab a book and enjoy!
Not necessarily in that order!
One last note, since it was raining yesterday there was no chance of outside play! No gardening! No housework because I had already tidied up! So, I walked into my sewing room, pulled fabric from two of my cubbies and started to play. Pretty soon the girls followed me in and we all spent the afternoon creating. I will tell you that I pulled yellows and greens and hopefully soon I will have something to show.


raining sheep said...

Oooh! I make those. My kids love those cinnamon buns to this day. It has been a beautiful Saturday and Sunday here, but, unfortunately, Victoria day Monday it is supposed to snow. That so totally sucks! You cannot imagine how sick I am of snow and bad weather. It has been such a cold, long winter this year.

Stephanie said...

Can't wait to see what you've been creating... besides cinnamon buns!

Amy said...

Mmmm. Cinnamon buns!

mmichele said...

spontaneous tears
washed away
with cinnamon buns
and sewing.

t does wool said...

oh,those rolls look absolutely divine!

Kristyn Knits said...

the recipe sounds delicious. just the recipe for Memorial Day weekend when we have family in town. thanks for sharing!

can't wait to see what you've been creating.

Philigry said...

that sounds great, and those cinnamon rolls look so very good!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Yum - your cinnamon buns look absolutely delicious!

Kelly said...

Mmmm, the cinnamon buns look good! I think I'll have to make some. Thanks for the recipe!