So I worked on the yearbook and we are about 90% done now!!! Whoo-Hoo!!!!
I started making the "giveaway" that I will have after we completely finish the yearbook and submit it to the company!!
I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned my house.
I worked out on the elliptical Saturday for 1 1/2 hours and 30 minutes on the treadmill. I watched CNN as I exercised and watched the people as they came in the gym...I laughed a few times because our gym has recently went 24 hours, there is a fingerprint scanner in the lobby and when you scan your finger it says, "have a great workout" in this man voice....everyone who came in was laughing. I guess you had to be there but you can picture it, huh?!!
I crocheted then felted John a beanie. The color is called "natural". It came out really good.
Here he is on the couch with Reeses wearing his new beanie. It fit perfect!!!
I started running out of things to do today so I decided to make rolls to go with the steak and veggies I was cooking for dinner.
I found a recipe in an old cookbook from 1969 for Rich Hot Rolls.
It ended up making 24 rolls so I decided to take 12 of them and experiment...I melted a stick of butter, added about 1/2 cup brown sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon. Poured that over the dough (which I put in a muffin tin and formed 3 small balls)Topped it with walnuts. They were sticky on the bottom and oh so sinful to eat. Voila...sticky cinnamon buns!!!
Holy cow these were DELICIOUS!!!! John loved these a lot!!! He had 2 and that was right after eating a huge meal.
Rich Hot Rolls Recipe
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 pkgs. active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (110*)
41/4 to 4 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (I used half bread flour)
Scald milk; add shortening, sugar and salt. Cool to lukewarm.
Sprinkle yeast on warm water: stir to dissolve
Add 1 1/2 c. flour to milk mixture;beat well by hand. (ha... I used my kitchen aid) Beat in eggs and yeast.
Gradually mix in flour until it makes a soft dough and leaves the sides of the bowl. Turn onto lightly floured board; knead 5-8 minutes or until no longer sticky and it is smooth.
Place in a lightly oiled bowl; invert to greased top. Cover and let rise till doubled (1 1/2 hours)
Punch down and shape into desired rolls. I did free form.
Brush with melted butter; let rise until double (30-45 minutes)
Bake at 375* for 15 minutes.
Do try the sticky cinnamon rolls....oh so yummy!!
OK...going to snuggle on the couch with John now and watch our Sunday night shows.