Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Fish on the Table, Cinnamon Rolls, Too!

I made this little table runner last night for our son and sweet daughter-in-law. They are big fans of tropical fish, the ocean...

and pool - the billiard type, that is. So I think this will please them. I hope so!
But, tell the truth, doesn't it look better with this big pile of cinnamon rolls resting atop it?

Or how about if we just take one?

This is a really good recipe for cinnamon rolls if you like them tender and sweet, and the fact that the first part of the process takes place in the bread machine sure makes it a lot easier. Here's the recipe:

2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup mashed potatoes (not instant)
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
5 cups flour
1 tablespoon yeast
Put eggs, milk, potatoes and butter in bread machine pan. Then add sugar, salt, flour and yeast on top. Set to dough cycle.
When done in machine, punch down and put in a large buttered bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
After refrigeration:
KOLACHES: Cut in about 30 pieces, let rest an hour. Roll into balls and put on cookie sheet. Flatten and brush with butter. Let rise for half hour. Press down gently in the center and fill with pie filling of your choice. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
CINNAMON ROLLS: Cut in half. Let rest an hour. Roll each half into rectangle about 1/2 inch thck. Spread with melted butter, then with brown sugar and cinnamon to taste. Roll up the long end and cut in pieces about 1 1/2 inches thick. Place on buttered cookie sheet, cover and let rise until double (about 30 minutes). Bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes.
CRESCENT ROLLS: Cut into about 30 pieces. let rest for an hour. Roll into triangle pieces and roll up, wide side first. Place on buttered cookie sheet. Let rise until double. Brush on egg yolk. Bake at 375 for about 10 minutes.

I made a little survey of the front yard enjoying the evidences of spring growing so happily.

And then,

I made the horrible mistake of looking into the side yard where we had to tear it all up to do plumbing work. Yuck! I have to remind myself to be patient (not one of my favorite things to do). The ground has to dry out before we can begin to move the mounds of dirt (mud) still left, level it out and plant grass.

So, I brought some of the pretty things inside.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think of these things.

There are a lot of things in this world that are true, but they are not pure or honest or just. There are things that are true, but not lovely or of a good report and certainly not with any virtue. It's up to us where we let our mind linger.

I choose to think on good things - flowers and quilts and fabric, my chickens, my dog, my comfortable home, my wonderful family and friends, and most of all Jesus, and the goodness of God.

Hope you have a day full of the things you love most!

Hugs and kisses,


Annie said...

You are a good and kind mother - such pretty flowers.

Susan said...

You are a good mother. I haven't worked on the wedding quilt in quite a while, oh my. Thanks for the recipe. I love to use my bread machine and those cinnamon rolls look scrumptious.

Oiyi said...

Those table runners are nice, but the cinnamon rolls caught my eye and my stomach's attention. Can you do it without a bread machine?

Margaret said...

Hippies, yippee. Mine didn't do to well last season, neither did the orchids. I bragged about the pots and how wonderful they were going to be and then they didn't materialise. All the Nerines are poking their heds up in our garden at the moment. I enjoy your blog.

From Kathleen at Yesteryear Embroideries said...

The table runner looks so cheery! You did a wonderful job! Love the flower pictures! Thanks for sharing the cinnamon roll recipe! blessings,Kathleen