Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Whatcha' got cookin'?

"Hey, good lookin', what ya got cookin'?
How's 'bout cookin' somethin' up with me?"
(lyrics by Hank Williams)
I remember that Mama, the queen of bread making in my opinion, used to sing this little ditty sometimes.

Tuesday, is Nana school day, the day I give my daughter a break and help with homeschooling my granddaughter.
She's a cutie, so she's definitely good lookin'!
I'm pretty sure the cookin' Hank Williams was singing about 
didn't involve flour, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon, though.
Besides her schoolwork, I try to do something fun with my granddaughter each Tuesday, 
so today we made cinnamon rolls together.

While the dough was rising, we did school work.



Once the dough is risen, punched down and rolled out, you smear the whole thing with a cube of softened butter topped with a generous layer of brown sugar and cinnamon.
(My hands were too messy to photograph that step!)
My granddaughter was fascinated when I told her we were going to cut the cinnamon rolls up using a string.  
She caught on how to do it right away.
Then we had to wait again for the rolls to rise before we baked them.
 We made cream cheese frosting, and once the cinnamon rolls cooled down we frosted them.
Then they were kid tested and approved!

 To make the cinnamon rolls follow this recipe for the dough but eliminate the cinnamon, 
(you will sprinkle a generous amount of cinnamon in the filling as noted above). 
Frost with a cream cheese frosting made with 1/2 cup softened butter, 
8 oz. of softened cream cheese, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 lb. powdered sugar.


still following,




28 comments:

  1. Aw, that's sweet! Those are the best moments --when you're having fun while learning. :) Those cinnamon rolls look great!

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    1. Thanks so much, we do have lots of fun on Nana school days.

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  2. Oh gosh - these look magnificent, and your daughter is lovely.
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-cats-of-san-juan.html

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    1. She's my granddaughter, and I think she's quite lovely, too! Thanks so much, Sue!

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  3. What a cute cookie! She reminds me of our youngest Granddaughter who loves to bake with Grandma.

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  4. I would definitely have Nona School if I wasn't still homeschooling one of my own at home! One day...
    She will remember this for the rest of her life. I remember so fondly my times with my grandmama in the kitchen, at her sewing machine, and sitting next to her while she showed me how to crochet. The best memories!

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    1. I know that you are passing on lots of wonderful things to your three sweet grand babies!

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  5. I was homeschooled as well growing up, and it meant that you could work on fun projects like this during the day! So great that you can a part of your granddaughter's life and education! Looks really yummy! : )

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    1. It's been a blessing to both her and to me!

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  6. Oh those EYES! So cute! thanks for sharing at Song-ography!

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    1. Brooke, the family agrees that, yes, they were delicious!

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  8. Homemade cinnamon rolls are well worth effort and a great lesson to teach!

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    1. I hope she passes on the bread making skill that I got from my mama, though I'm still not up to Mama's prowess in my opinion.

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  9. Such precious memories you're making, Elizabeth! Your granddaughter is adorably sweet! You're building such an important foundation here. Blessings!

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  10. You are building such great memories - and a bit of yourself - for her. Let me know when you need another opinion on baking days! I can get there fast!!!!
    ~Adrienne~

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    1. Yes, you can, and you are welcome anytime!

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  11. She is a cutie! I will come over any day and eat some of those cinnamon rolls. Heavenly!
    http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com/2016/05/ivy-goes-to-botanical-gardens.html

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    1. I've got a lot of volunteer cinnamon roll samplers it appears! :)

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  12. Wow, look at those beautiful blue eyes

    Mollyxxx

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  13. What great memories you are making! The rolls look delicious also.

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  14. These posts make me smile every single time. I want to go to Nana School. All your grands are so beautiful.

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