I will try to post several days in advance what the plan for the day is. If I'm lucky and I have a free Saturday I will try to do the whole week.
So this Sunday is a special day. I plan to start going to the ladies Sunday school class at Lake Hills Baptist Church. This is new to me because I usually go to Sunday school with my husband. No, I am not mad or making a point. I am looking forward to learning from our music Pastor's wife who teaches the class. She is so funny and full of wisdom. So I am taking a treat ~ my remake of Cinnabon cinnamon rolls. Some of you may not know this but I briefly ran a Saturday only bakery out of my home a few years ago. It went very well and one of the things that brought people from all over was my cinnamon rolls. I sold them by the dozens!
Add to a big bowl:
2 stks butter
1/2 c sugar
2 c hot water
Blend and add 3 tbsp yeast, let rest for 5 minutes.
Add 2 eggs
1 tbsp salt
6-8 c all purpose flour
Knead for 10 minutes, place in bowl and let rise until double. Roll out into 2 logs and top each with melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Roll up and slice into rolls about 1 in. thick or more with either waxed dental floss or thread. Place on a stone or a greased cookie sheet and let rise until double again. Cook at 400 for 10-20 minutes.
2 stks butter
3 c powdered sugar
4 oz cream cheese
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
Blend until smooth and top warm rolls.
That takes care of breakfast now onto lunch. We are having a picnic with some dear friends and I plan to take 2 sides and the cookies. I will give you the recipe this time for the Ramen Salad.
2 pkgs vegetable flavored ramen noodles
3/4 c safflower oil
1/4 c sugar
8 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 c sunflower seeds
1 c sliced almonds
1 c green onions, chopped
2 pkg broccoli slaw
Break noodles up with hands into a large bowl. Add broccoli slaw, sunflower seeds, almonds and green onions. Add remaining ingredients in jar that has a lid and shake. Pour this over mixture, toss and refrigerate for a few hours.
Now dinner! We are meeting some new friends and reacquainting ourselves with some friends we lost touch with this past year. They are cooking up some chili, soup and cornbread and I plan to bring apple pies.
Apple Pie with caramels
I do not do pie crusts. I have a dear friend back in Michigan (Hi Diana! if you are reading) that tried to teach me but I just can't do it so I cheat!
2 pie crusts
Combine in a bowl:
1/2 c flour
6-7 c mixed apples, peeled and sliced
3/4 c brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
Add to one crust this mixture. Add 2 tbsp butter cut up and a few caramels cut in half. Top with 2nd crust, seal, make hole in top of pie to vent. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes, place foil around edges and cook another 25 minutes.
I normally don't have this much "sugary" food in one day but this Sunday will be a party all day and I can't wait! Food, God, friends, music and a glass of wine to end the day. Does it get any better? I say NO.