We are going to start a new family tradition. Saturdays seem to be a little empty, we run around doing chores, getting the food shopping done and at the end of the day, we sit down and watch a little TV. Not anymore. Every Saturday, we are going to bake bread and make cinnamon rolls. Grandma Phelps gave us her trusty bread recipe and we have used it many times and I want to pass it along to my children. My hubby knew how to make bread when we got married, but I didn't. He taught me. I remember my FIL suggesting I learn, I always figured that it was for my hubby's sake, but now, I realize that he suggested so I could bake bread for my children. I love my FIL. He is always full of wisdom.
The recipe makes 5 loaves of bread, which I just happen to manage to make 4 big loaves and 8 tiny ones and 3 small batches of cinnamon rolls. How do I manage that? No idea, but it just happens. The process is long, but the product is so rewarding. My children get to help me, little Benny helped me this time and she made all 8 mini-loaves. Then the two little ones helped me make the Cinnamon rolls.
Goof up of the day: we forgot the Cinnamon. Last time we made them we used white sugar instead of brown, this time I was so focus on the brown sugar that I forgot to put the Cinnamon. I want to blame it on this sucky cold that I have, but I am afraid that I just completely spaced it. Despite my Cinnamon-less Cinnamon rolls, the family enjoyed them...kids and frosting. I think they will eat anything that was covered with frosting!! I should try it next time on spinach.
Building memories together is one of my goals...a little time together gives us yummy warm bread that can last us the entire week, as well as many memories together.
If anyone is interested in the recipe, drop me a note and I'll take step-by-step pics next week when we make our bread. The recipe is super easy and if I can make it, it's a sign that it is fool proof ;).