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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

This past week's happenings

Hello everyone,  with a very full weekend and the Labor Day holiday, I didn't get my usual weekly to do list made.  It's already Tuesday so I am just going to wing it this week and hope for the best!  

We went to a cookout this weekend.  I baked a double batch of cheese rolls.  They are made like cinnamon rolls except the dough is not as sweet, and when the dough is rolled out, it is covered with grated cheddar instead of cinnamon sugar.  
How I made them.

 (This is a big recipe and could easily be halved for a smaller family) 

 - in the bread machine on dough cycle Add
2 Cups water
1 stick softened butter
2 t salt
2 T sugar
6 cups all purpose flour
2 t dry yeast
After that cycle,  punch down the dough and roll out on a floured cabinet to a large rectangle.  
Spread with 2 T soft butter and about 2 generous 

cups of grated cheese.  I used sharp cheddar.  Roll dough up tight and then slice into 1 inch rolls.  Put on a prepared baking sheet (I like to use parchment paper but greasing would be fine) Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise about 30 minutes.  Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven until golden brown.  
Melt 2 more tablespoons Butter and mix with some garlic powder or salt.  Brush on to hot rolls.  

This is a photo from my son.  He went to friends party and they made baked corn dogs from a Pinterest recipe.  They used Jiffy cornbread mix and ordinary hot dogs.  
He said they were really good.  I think I might make them soon when we have a group over here. Except I will use Kosher wieners and a less sweet cornbread than Jiffy.

I don't sign up for many freebies or contests but I do remember doing both of these freebie offers sign ups. 
The Smuckers fruit pouches were a commissary shopper contest and the Ziploc bags were from Right At Home.  
Both full size products came in the mail, one day apart.  It's always welcome to get free groceries in the mail! 

It doesn't happen too often but all 7 grands were here at the same time this weekend.  
They range from almost 2 months to 6 years.  

My parents celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.  

Two of the grandsons had the best time playing in this box.  

They like toys too but this big box and a quilt kept them busy for hours.  

Hope you all have a wonderful week! 


Wendi said...

A box to play with is the best! It always provides hours of entertainment around here.

Theresa said...

Congrats to your parents, 64 years, amazing!!

Melanie said...

What a beautiful family you have...you are blessed to have "arms full of grandchildren"! And congratulations to your parents on celebrating 64 years of marriage. I hope that Brian and are are blessed to spend at least that many years together. :-) Those cheese rolls you made sound and look absolutely amazing. I've made cinnamon rolls like that, but this is a great spin on that recipe. I'll be "pinning" this photo and recipe so I can make them in the near future.

lil red hen said...

What a precious group of grands! I imagine they have a wonderful time together don't they. Boxes always make wonderful toys!

A Woman that Fears the Lord said...

It was fun to read your posts. I loved seeing the picture of all the grands. I took a picture like that MANY years ago when my grands were younger. They grow so fast. *sniff* The cheese rolls look wonderful. You've had a very full summer!

Anne in the kitchen said...

Your grands are beautiful!

The cheese rolls look delicious. I will be using your recipe the next time I have houseguests.
I have tried the corn dogs using Kosher hot dogs and the Jiffy mix and found it way too sweet. The second time I made them I used Martha White cornbread mix and it was perfect for us, but we are from the south and don't eat sweet cornbread.

Jess said...

Never heard of cheese rolls but saving this recipe to do sometime.

Annabel said...

Wonderful photo of all the Grand children together! And those scrolls look beautiful.
Thank you for including the recipe.xxx

Tiny Toadstool Cottage said...

What a gorgeous photo of all the grandchildren together! The cheese rolls look yummy. I make something similar but it also has finely chopped ham. Have a wonderful week!

Marilyn's Words of Wisdom said...


I made hot dogs in corn muffins for lunches or quick dinners too! I made my with Jiffy cornbread mix. We love them. I make mine with turkey hot dogs and cheese as well.

Beautiful children!


Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Those cheese rolls look delicious so I will not scroll up again to have a look! ha ha. congratulations to your parents on their anniversary! Wow that's a long time.
Such a great bunch of cousins. They are all so cute.
My grandson loves boxes too. He makes them in to a puppet stand sometimes.

Mrs. B, a very peculiar person said...

Mmmm ... I've added the cheese rolls to my "must try" list, I'm confident my family will love them.

What beautiful grandchildren, you are blessed to have them live so close to you.


Karla said...

That's how I make my cinnamon rolls too - not with cheese but doing the dough in my bread machine. So easy and the BEST ever! I love the tiny corndog idea. I'll have to remember that for a care group dish. Easy peasy.

Isn't that always the way with kids - a box is the best. When my girls were toddlers I made a house frame for them out of a big fridge box. It didn't have a roof (easier for Mommy to see in) but it did have cut out windows with real curtains and a door that opened. One of my proudest creations! LOL

❤️ Rhonda ❤️