The best cinnamon roll makers live in Bayard. Aunt Bev and Grandma Violet make the bestest cinnamon rolls - from scratch. I needed to put that disclaimer on there right at the start simply because I do. (And it is my blog.:-)
Now, I have attempted in the past to make cinnamon rolls the long way around, I have to be in the right humor for the task and it doesn't come around very often. You all know I am NOT Betty Crocker. Plus they just never quite taste the same as the ones we get from the Panhandle.
However the weather has been in such a fall/winter mode here in the last few days, that I am contemplating what I need to have for supper. I am trying to decide this while I am sitting here typing, drinking my morning caffeine jump start from the super-sized heart coffee mug I use on my Wednesday mornings off . I need to get out the recipe book and see if I have the necessary ingredients. It is more tempting by the minute.
One of my friends proudly announced on her status on FB yesterday that she had made cinnamon rolls. I just added that she needed to have chili, too. Now, after typing that it is like having a craving for something you haven't eaten together in a long time. It has been in my brain since last night and it has even taken over my blog for the day.
Why the combo of cinnamon, sugar and chili is so good on these cold and dreadfully dreary days, beats me. I know as a kid the absolutely best school lunches were the days of chili and cinnamon rolls. The rolls were from scratch and we would have P.E. in the all-purpose room right by the kitchen. The aromas filling the multi-purpose room made it tough to get through whatever activity we were doing. We all knew it was cinnamon roll day and talk about line pushers those days. Everyone wanted to be first in line because somehow we all thought the bigger cinnamon rolls went to the kids in the front of the line. We never got 'seconds' on the rolls. It was always one each. We also always had carrot sticks as well. Isn't it weird what you remember after 40 some years.
Any whoo....the recipe book is out of the cupboard and I found my baking apron. (Yes girls it is the Snoopy Christmas one - haa haa) Oh my... I need an intervention... the pan and measuring cups are out and I only need a couple of things from the store. Oh my.... kitchen here I come ..... I am going in... tablespoons and all.