Cinnamon Rolls and My Foodie's First

I finally made Pioneer Woman's cinnamon rolls. My friend got her cookbook and after looking through it, I just couldn't resist. I have another recipe that I normally use for cinnamon rolls, but I rarely make them because they take such a long time. And anyone with two kids breathing down your neck asking for breakfast will tell you that there is not enough time to make cinnamon rolls from scratch in the morning. I've always wanted a recipe that I could make up the night before and bake in the morning and this one was exactly what I was looking for.


The actual roll part of these is good but what makes them really stand out is the icing. It's a maple coffee icing. Maple...coffee...mmmmm! The hubs loves pecans on his cinnamon rolls so we added them after the icing. I only made half the recipe and still came out with three pans full. So, it makes LOTS of cinnamon rolls, but then again, I've never heard anyone complaining about having fresh homemade cinnamon rolls hangin around! These definitely lived up to their reputation. They were fantastic!


Rolled out and spread with cinnamon sugar goodness


Rolled up



After final rise


Grab a fork!


In lunch news... I decided to let the big chic make her own lunch for tomorrow. I thought that after our last week's lunch drama, she might see exactly how long it takes to make a lunch and exactly how much thought goes into it. I told her the lunch rules (a grain, a fruit, a protein, a dairy, and a veg) and she did the rest. She was very concerned with the colors of the foods in the lunch...thus the blueberries. She needed something blue in her lunch, she said. She was really excited about making it herself, so we'll see what she thinks of it after eating it tomorrow!


Banana and granola bar, Babybel cheese on turkey slices, Frozen blueberries, Goldfish, Carrots and ranch.

5 comments:

arkonite_babe said...

Michelle, would you point me in the direction of that recipe please? I'm looking a recipe for cinnamon rolls that is similar to Starbucks cinnamon swirls. I'm addicted to them!! Thank you :)

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

The cinnamon rolls look amazing! Yumm yumm! The chic did a great job on her bento :D

honeymuffin said...

I have been dying to make these since I got the cookbook! Thrilled to hear they are as good as they look...

Michelle said...

here's the link for those that want it...

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2007/06/cinammon_rolls_/

Leslie B said...

I have been thinking about this post for a while. I just love that you have taught your daughter how to eat healthy and how to choose something from each of the food groups. If she can learn and do...maybe I can too! You're amazing!

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