Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My New Friends

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I have essentially finalized all the foods I want to eat. In fact, I think for the past week or so, every other thought in my mind has been about this meal and what I will eat and how I will eat it and what I will do with the leftovers and how I will rebuild my self worth after all the eating is over. My larger dilemma, though, is what type of cinnamon rolls to make for Thanksgiving morning. Andrew is no help in this area. His metabolism often inhibits him from actually tasting food, and I think I could sprinkle a Top Ramen packet on the inside of these things and he would like them just the same. The cinnamon rolls, then, are really just for me.

And there are so many worthy options:

Regular cinnamon rolls with vanilla glaze.
cinnamon rolls pan

Or super awesome cream cheese frosting.

Or Buttermilk syrup (which my southern lady friend calls Buttermilk "gravy").

 Or pumpkin cinnamon rolls with pumpkin pie spices.
pumpkin crolls2

And, of course, super awesome cream cheese frosting.
pumpkin crolls

 Or I could be really ridiculous and make cookie dough again.

Or stuff the cinnamon rolls with apples sauteed in brown sugar and butter.

Or, I could commit the mother of all sins and make the worst thing ever: cinnamon rolls filled with crushed Oreos.

All with super awesome cream cheese frosting.

The problem is, I want all the things. I want all the flavors. And all the cream cheese. And none of the insulin consequences.

Either way, this week I am thankful for cinnamon rolls (and love [and family (and Andrew)]). And next week I'm sure I will be thankful for running shoes that can help me rebuild my self esteem again.

But for now, me and the fatty rolls are going to be BFFs.


Jen @ Passport to Savings and Food said...

Oh my! Thanks for that amazingly delicious eye torture. YUM!

Karyn said...

By the end of the post, my face was just inches from the screen and some sort of weird happy moaning noise was coming out of mouth. Yikes. Btw, I've never had cookie dough ones, so be prepared to produce for my next visit. Also, more oreo and apple ones. Also, I've never had pumpkin ones. I'm too excited!

The Officer's said...

so Justin and I have been married for almost 7 years and I have NEVER made cinnamon rolls. You are my kitchen hero. Teach me your ways. If I made those Justin would talk about them for the next 7 years of marriage. I must try them. Can I have a recipe?!

lyndsey said...

Sarah -- Cinnamon rolls are a great addition to any marriage! And crazy that at this point you've been married twice as long as me and Andrew! :)

The recipe I use is originally from The Pioneer Woman, but I've adjusted for size and taste here:


Let me know if you go through with it and how it turns out. Look forward to seeing you soon!

Carmen said...

PUMPKIN cinnamon buns? Pumpkin?? I do not kid, when I saw these words my heart said to my head, "Can there be anything better?" And then I saw the apple ones. "Lay on, Cinnamon Buns, and darned be him who first cries, 'hold, enough!'"

(P.S. I made and served your "how to get fat" cinnamon buns this last weekend to rave reviews. In my family, they're known as "man-traps".)

Kenny and Jenn Sinclair said...

Kenny and I wanted to know if you'd like to come live with us? I'm getting fat, anyway....
p.s. Any chance you'll be in Oregon in January?

Amanda B said...

Wow. Thanks for making my mouth water.

Please adopt me.