we’ve been cooking and baking a lot lately, but not all were photographed.
Some menu-making, lots of friends over, having fun.
Lucas made these gnocchi’s the last time he was in his outdoors day. They made them with acorn flour they had made from scratch. They were really good, so we shared them during dinner when he got home.
Inspired by Amanda’s post about grits we’ve had a couple of dinners this month. I use SouleMama’s recipe and some ideas of the topping and a combination of other online recipes. And some more ideas I’d like to try. It has been popular and a favorite of everyone. A win-win meal I’d say.
There were many days of baking.
There was fudge made, and biscotti, and chocolate thumbprints.
And of course, sugar cookies as well.
And a day of decorating them all. Yellow and blue stars.
Basketballs and Blazers players. Yellow snowmen and gingerbread men.
Smiley faces and Christmas trees.
Squirrels and porcupines and baseballs.
And a day of packing for friends to enjoy.
And cinnamon rolls dough being mixed by everyone.
I’d say, these were the best cinnamon rolls of all time. Probably because we all worked on them together.
I have to add to the goodness of these is seeing our kids hand over a plate over the fence, full of warm cinnamon rolls to our friends. It is as much of a tradition as it is to make them and eat them. Sharing them with our friends that morning, as we have for close to a dozen Christmas mornings, is a sweet gift that reminds us how lucky we are to have them in our lives.
How I wish I could have pictures of our kids delivering and taking these plates over the fence with Christmas morning faces with their brief smiles and comments of presents received… because in these 12 years they’ve changed and grown up so much, but it’s probably the same plate being offered all these years. To sweetness of all sorts! I hope you’ve enjoyed some good sweets too.