Friday, July 29, 2016

Bread Dough Cinnamon Rolls

Even with the heatwave we have been enduring, I had a notion to bake bread this week.  I know, kind of weird, huh?  I started early before it got too hot and also turned the cooler on "high", lol.
I did bake several loaves of bread but decided to use one loaf's worth of dough to make cinnamon rolls.  Yeah, we dig our sweets.  

My No Knead Homemade Bread recipe is what I used for the rolls. 

After the initial rising, I rolled the dough out, spread butter on the dough and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.  I then rolled the dough up long-wise and sliced into individual rolls (about one inch in thickness).  Place the rolls in a lightly greased 9x13 inch pan and allow to rise again.  Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes (or per your oven).  Allow to cool and then mix icing--I don't really measure my ingredients when I make the icing:(.

Confectioner's Sugar
Melted or softened butter
Small amount milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract (that I do measure)

Mix by hand or with mixer till blended--add sugar or milk to desired consistency.  I make mine a bit thicker but you can make the icing thinner and "pour" it on versus spreading it on.

You can eat the rolls room temperature, warmed up with butter on them, with a cold glass of milk, or anyway you want!

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Funtastic Friday #85

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Gifts from Peru

Recently my husband and I did some house sitting for a friend of ours for a few weeks.  She went an on awesome vacation to Peru.  When she returned she brought some awesome gifts for my husband, son, and I.

The llama painting was done by her tour guide in Peru who does artwork part-time.  She got this for our 2 month old for his room - so cute!  The little llama keychain in the left-hand corner of the photo above is also his - I'm sure he will put it on a backpack someday.

Next is my favorite - chocolate! Roasted Giant Corn & Milk Chocolate.  Don't knock it until you try it.  It was delicious!  I was kind enough to split the piece evenly with my husband.  I actually threw the last two pieces in his bag before he left for work just so I didn't cheat him out on any.  Never easy giving away chocolate...

She also got me a cute headband! It's cool to have one with different designs and that is handmade. It's colors are perfect for fall! I'll definitely be wearing it then.

Last is a container that has some really cool carvings in it.  Perfect to add a little decoration to our future house.  I wish I knew more about it and if there is any meaning to it - guess I will have to look it up! 

I thought I would share these as they were really neat gifts as it's not every day you get something from Peru.  Maybe some day we will visit! 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday 7/27/2016

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I came across this photo we took on a recent trip of the Anahulu River in Oahu.  We enjoy kayaking down the river.  No real reason for the photo, other than it would be nice to be floating in the water right now!

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