Wednesday, April 06, 2011

mmmmmmm. . . .

It has been a super quiet day here on the home front. The horrible stomach flu has been going around and decided to hit my family this weekend. Seriously. . . all at once. The hubby and I are better, but poor Ethan is still working out the rest of it (I think it's coming to an end, though). I have been pouring my energy into cleaning our house and ridding it of germs. . . let's just say I am on a germ killing spree! Unfortunately, I have a lot of other things to do, so I am having to ration out what I do each day so I can focus on the projects. Tonight. . . my goal is to finish Weston's blanket. It's almost done and should have already been done, but that darn flu bug knocked me down for a good 4 days and I am just now getting my groove back.

However, before the flu bug hit, and even before family left to go back to Wyoming, I made these:
cinnamon rolls, you say? Yes, but not just any cinnamon rolls. . . BLUEBERRY cinnamon rolls. Let me just say, they were so yummy. I got the idea from here, but made it my way. . . the bread machine way.

I used this recipe for the bread dough.

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg

  • I put all my liquid ingredients in first, followed by the dry ingredients, saving my yeast for last. Before I put my yeast in, I make a little hole in the dry ingredients and pour my yeast into that. After that, I put my bread machine on bread cycle and let it do the work (I may have mentioned before that I am a bit lazy when it comes to bread. . . and hey, I just had my second child, I am not sure I even have time to knead bread myself!).

  • After that, I mixed some sugar and cinnamon in a bowl (I really am not sure, but next time I would use more sugar), and rolled out my dough. After that I sprinkled my sugar mixture over it and some rinsed fresh blueberries, rolled it up and cut it into slices. From there, I let it rise overnight and stuck it in the oven the next morning. What a great way to start a Saturday! These did not last long. In fact, I had to quickly get a picture before they were all gone. . . and this was all that was left!

  • I do want to leave you with one question. . . please comment. . . please. . .

  • How are you preparing your house for Easter?
  • And in house, I mean, family, decorations, activities, anything really.

1 comment:

  1. those look super yummy!! i've never had blueberry cinnamon rolls before. as far as easter, i don't have any decorations, we will do some art projects but nothing crazy. i did see a really cute art project that ethan could do. we practice easter egg hunting before easter so the kids are super good at hunting for the big day, lol. hope you get some good ideas from other =-)


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