|Before we get to the good stuff...I would just like to say that my hamstrings are killing me this morning and yes, Heather, I blame you. I guess after reading about how Heather wanted to work on her hamstrings, I got it in my head that I needed to work on mine. Deadlifts get me every time! Well, let's just say that I am glad tomorrow is an off day for me!
I don't think I have mentioned it before, but we have been doing movie nights with the boys this summer. It is so strange when your kids change over from the 7:30 bedtime. Now we are all going to bed at the same time...which just so you know...11:00 is too late for me since I am the one that gets up early to workout. While they were all still in la la land this morning, they got the benefits of my early rising since they woke up to this. A giant caramel cinnamon roll!
Smothered in icing!
This was all sparked by gluten free cinnamon rolls that I got for the illustrator.
He told the boys that I could make them "way better" cinnamon rolls so the gluten free ones were his. I haven't tried making gluten free cinnamon rolls yet. That is definitely on my list though. So, I got to work on the gluten filled rolls. I didn't mind though, I like it when they ask me to make stuff because I get tired of trying to come up with things to make sometimes. It was getting late last night, so I took the easy road. I made my pizza dough cinnamon rolls
. I still had some caramel sauce
in the fridge too that I wanted to use for something. So, I had this crazy idea to fill the dough with that. Um, that was a mess! I know I could have just made sticky buns, but the boys wanted cinnamon rolls...there is a difference.
Although, in the end...not so much a mess! This is the bottom. These were soft, gooey and perfect for celebrating FRIDAY!
While I was rolling the dough up, all the caramel
was moving out. So, I decided to roll the other side toward the caramel river that was overflowing. There was no way this was going to get cut into rolls! I ended up just making this giant caramel cinnamon roll. I put it together last night and placed it in the fridge overnight to proof. This morning, when I got up to work out, I put the roll in the cold oven and then turned it on to proof and bake. Thirty minutes later...a heavenly mess emerged from the oven!
I know everyone has a recipe for pizza dough, but this is my go to...
Quick Pizza Dough
1 1/2 cup white wheat flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp quick rise (instant yeast)
1/2 tsp salt
1 TBSP honey
1 TBSP oil or applesauce
1 cup warm water
Put flour through honey in your mixing bowl. Start mixing and add water slowly until the dough comes together. Mix for 5 minutes.
So, back to the movies...we have watched Alien, Predator, Finding Nemo, Lilo and Stitch, Ratatouille, Monsters Inc. and last night was Super Size Me
. Ironically, that was the kids choice. Now, I don't agree with everything that is in that movie, but it was totally fascinating to watch the kids' reaction to the information. We don't eat out at fast food places often. However, there are occasions when that is the only option. We all know that Chick-fil-A
was brought down from heaven. The part of that movie that gets me the most is when his body starts to crave it. I seriously believe that you can change your tastes. I think food is an addiction no matter what you eat. Ever since I started making hummus, you would think I was giving my family crack. After one batch is gone...they are jonesing for the next.
So...here are the questions..
1. What do you think of that movie? Agree or disagree?
2. I need some movie suggestions. Things like Ferris Bueller, but not that one...I am out of ideas. I don't think I can get them to watch Steel Magnolias, but it would be nice to watch a more of a chic flick than Alien!
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