Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Cinnamon Roll Bake-Off 2007

A Christmas tradition in our house has been to bake rolls and share with friends and family during the Christmas season. In the early 70's during my fathers brief time with the Miami Dolphins, my mother met a wonderful women who had spent some time living in an orphanage as a child. Every Sunday the rolls were baked fresh for the children to enjoy. The rolls have been a taste that I can remember as far back as a young child. Lacey and I have begun to gather together with Mom and have a big Cinnamon Roll Bake-off. We have 3 kitchen aids running and stay and bake all day. Today we went a bit overboard and baked approximately 270 rolls. By the end of the day we were all so exhausted we froze the last several batches and decided to leave the list of recipients open for now. We were very blessed to have a new member of the bake off join us this year...Carla Hale. Thank you Carla for your help and for preparing a wonderful lunch for us to enjoy as we took a break for the baking.
The children had a sitter with the the majority of the day. They played Wii, watched movies, took a walk, and then made a nice fort and played house. Jack came dashing downstairs to call his Dad. He wanted to ask him how to be a Dad. Jack and Parisa were pretending to be married and have 2 babies.
Branden enjoyed having a taste of the scrapings from the peppermint bark bowl.
Take a moment to brouse the photos. They were all taken on this wonderful day dedicated to a tradition that will keep us together for many years to come.
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