4.14.2010

Heavenly Food Fave

4 - Four Fridays of CONNECTIONS (forging friendships)My friend Hannah is hosting "Planting Chums - 4 weeks of fab favorites" over at her blog Aspire! Doesn't it sound fun to venture out and meet some new people? And of course, I'm not enticed at ALL by the awesome GiVeAwAyS!!!!! Nope. Not. At. All.

Head over and join in if you get a chance, because this weeks topic is FOOD. And I think we all really like food.

I have a lot of "food loves", so this was kind of difficult for me, but I decided to be a little adventurous and actually make (for the first time, I might add) the food that I was hopelessly addicted to as a child.

Orange Buttercream Cinnamon Rolls



When I was little, my mom made these GIGANTIC cinnamon rolls that tasted like they came straight from Heaven. Everyone that tasted them thought they were incredible--so I'm not just being biased. Jared and I used to sit in our van (of all places), read The Lord of the Rings books together, and eat these, so just the smell of them brings me warm fuzzies.

So, I set out on a dangerous and nerve-wracking endeavor--to make my mom's to-die-for cinnamon rolls.

I'm always scared to make dough, because it's so easy to mess up on--but excepting the fact that I accidentally started with the flat beater instead of the dough hook {duuuuuh}, I didn't have any mishaps whatsoever.





The Final Product...



I didn't make them as big as Momma used to (purposefully), but they were really good! Maybe not quite as good as the originals, but I fooled my dad--he thanked mom for them, which in my book is....Success!

We ate them last night while we watched American Idol. Which brings me to....



Need I say more?

Yes, I must....alternative music is sooooo my cup of tea...

18 comments. :

Life Is Crazy Beautiful said...

Yummmmmmm...did you save one for your Auntie?? I almost laughed at that virtually perfect rectangle of dough. Really?

Aunt Lisa

Lynnette Kraft said...

I thought you did a wonderful job! They were delicious! Thanks to you and Jared - I didn't cook a single thing last night! Now that's what I call success. :)

Lovin' ya.
Momma

Näna said...

Wow! They look awesome. You wouldn't consider posting the recipe, now would ya? ^_^

Love you,
Brianna

Rachel said...

What time shall we be there for the rolls? If I leave now, Hannah and I could arrive let's say...around breakfast time tomorrow morning? ;)

Thanks also for your sweet comment on my blog. It's fun to compare blogger notes.

Blessings!
rachel

Bekah said...

Yum. Those rolls look AMAZING!! My mouth is watering, no joke. ;)

Love your answers--and AH! I love that song! He NEEDS to win otherwise I will flip.

Love you,
Bekah

Lindsay said...

Okay, Abigail, please send me one! Really... my mouth was watering by the end of this post. Great job... they look delish!! =)

~ Love,
Lindsay

Kathy C. said...

Wow! Those look fantastic! I'd say if your Dad thanked Mom, then you did a great job! :)

Hannah said...

MMM...those rolls look super good. I'll see you tomorrow morning--make sure they're waiting. Hee hee...oh, I wish. I've been telling my mom that the best birthday present I could get would be to go to the Chum Gathering...;-)

I love how you presented the pictures--super cute. And they look to. die. for. Literally. I'm craving them now. And yes, we are definitely waiting for a recipe. Unless its a secret...if it is, then I have more ammo. "MOM--Ab won't give us the recipe unless we come to the chum gathering, so now we gotta go! right?!" lol. ^_^

Thanks for entering--you linked up just in time. I think I scheduled the linky to close tonight.

Love you! (and those rolls...mmm...)
--Hannah

Hannah said...

Okay...so I checked...and apparently the list is still closed. I'll put up a little link for you though...your awesome post definitely deserves one (and so does awesome you! wait...is that redundant?? ;))

Alexis said...

Um, so where's the recipe? Seriously, those look amazing! And it's been ages since I made cinnamon rolls from scratch. Aren't they way better than the ones in a can?

Love ya, girl!!

Chloé said...

OHHHHH I NEED ONE OF THOSE!!!!!!
yummy they look so good :-D...





Chloe

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

bless your sweet heart for posting this amazingly tempting recipe. this pregnant mama is mighty glad you did.

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

Thanks for the comment, you've done some great blog designs! Your blog is adorable and those cinnamon rolls just made me super hungry. Ha!

Memzie said...

Wow, those look amazing! Just the word 'buttercream' says it all.

"Lolli" said...

Recipe, por favor?!?!?! Looks fabulous!

Pam Ponder said...

yumm they look amazing

Rachel said...

I'm coming back this morning to look at those amazing rolls of yours. Mmmmm...mmmmm....

Thank you!

Katherine Sophia said...

Those look soooo good... :D yummy

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