Saturday, October 3, 2009

Saturday Morning Bastardized Cinnamon Rolls

In the blur of Saturday morning, where my kids always wake up way earlier than I want them to and start crying 'hunger' as if it's my job to feed them, I promised to get up and make a can of cinnamon rolls for 15 more minutes of undisturbed rest. I got about 7 minutes and gave up the ghost. Then, the horror - we didn't have the promised cinnamon rolls. So I offered everyone's favorite flaky, butter biscuits from a can with jelly and that elicited tears from my daughter, who seems to be getting sick which always lowers her tolerance threshhold (and by extension, mine.) So, I decided to try and make some sort of cinnamon roll with what I had on hand. Turns out I had some crescent rolls, so I used those. Behold, pictures of the resulting brilliance:

Raw sheet of crescent rolls with butter, sugar, and cinnamon on it.

Then, rolled it up and cut it into 12 slices.


Put them on a sprayed pan.


Made some homemade icing while they cooked. Cream cheese (8 oz), 1/2 stick of butter - warmed up a little and mixed well. Then added 1.5-2 cups of powdered sugar and a little vanilla. The kids looove icing and fight over the little plastic bowl of it that comes w/ canned cinnamon rolls.


And they're out of the oven! Baked @ 375 for 12-13 minutes.

And.........THE FINISHED PRODUCT! Except, guess what? The kids don't like my icing. You know, no preservatives or chemicals in it, so why should they like it? I scraped it off theirs and then they loved them. They were really good. Even Mr. D liked them, he who hates sweet stuff for breakfast.

Peace, Love, and Dinner (or, in this case, breakfast),


Mom of Fred and Ginger
Wife of Mr. D
Bastardizer of Brilliance


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