Adam and I met on a chat room when we were 17. It was 4 years before we met in person. We have spent most of our married life in Georgia but we are finally back in Utah where we a few acres and hope to start a little homestead soon. We have 7 dogs and 2 cats. I like all things crafty, active, pioneery and outdoors and this is the place where I record all I'm learning and doing.
It all started last Sunday. I wasn't home from church long when Barry called and asked me to bring over the keys to Adam's car so he could move the Yukon which was parked over there. He told me that he had something for me from Anne, some one in the ward. So I walked over and handed him the keys and he told me that the thing he had for me was a big pickle crock. Anne's aunt had it and no longer wanted it. She was going to throw it away but since Anne had recently (3 months ago) been to my house and saw my butter churn crock in the dining room. She asked if she could take it to give to someone...that someone being me! I've never shared a picture of my butter churn either so here they are, my new crock collection. They're actually made by the same company and both in perfect condition, with lids. I have seen plenty of crocks in flea markets/antique stores but never with the original lid and even then, they are SUPER expensive. I paid $15 for the churn at a thrift store. Without the original lid, or often no lid at all, they go for anywhere from $60-100. $60 would be for one with a big crack that makes it unuseable. So, to thank Anne for the cool crock, I made some peanut butter buddy bars. I put some on a plate to take over and the rain started pouring down so I stayed home. The next day they were kind of hard and dry so I didn't take them over. I wanted to make cinnamon rolls anyway for her. I don't know why...but I just realy wanted it to be cinnamon rolls. So I tried each evening but other things got in the way. So today I decided I was doing it no matter what. Adam asked me to make a bunch since I don't make them very often at all so I did a double batch. It wouldn't have been so bad but I was making them in the little toaster oven so only one pan at a time could cook so I staggered the batches. As a result, I spent way too long in the kitchen today! Getting ready to go in... well, 2 were ready, 2 still required 30 minutes of rising. I used the recipe from the Better Homes and Garden cookbook. I've used it before. I wanted to use a different recipe but it would have taken even longer so I am SOOOOOO glad that I didn't. I used the icing recipe from that book too but it was disgusting. Luckily I tasted it before I put it on. So I used the icing recipe from my Amish cookbook. Nothing from that book has ever been bad. Yummy. Cinnamon rolls anyone??? I've got way too many and too sick from eating them all day to even want to think about them being here. I think I'll be freezing most of the rest. I took the rolls over to Anne's...just in time for desert, it turned out. I found out that her favorite foods are sweet bread and cinammon rolls. Her husband was just bringing in a few things from the garden and she offered me a tour of the garden so I took it. Her husband loaded me down with romaine lettuce, a couple cucumbers, a couple yellow squash and a handful of green beans. She said she'd call me when her tomatoes start turning ripe so I can come get some. She has a bunch of tomato plants but doesn't can any so she has to give what they don't eat away. I am a lucky girl, being so blessed. :o)