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my first cinnamon rolls

as i write, i am starting to smell warm cinnamon. so many people speak of watching their grandmothers or mothers baking and then following those memories to recreate the goods. while i have watched my grandmothers and mother and mother-in-law bake many things, it is my husband that i have watched bake cinnamon rolls. he loves to bake and is gifted at it…which may be why i never do it.

but in response to micah’s daily laments that we “never have cinnamon rolls,”
that we “never have store stuff for breakfast…only home stuff”
that we “always have to have the same things like eggs or oatmeal or cold cereal or toast or smoothies or fruit or bacon or peanut butter bread,”,
and because i absolutely love cinnamon rolls myself, i am baking some.

my first cinnamon rolls

i saw my hands do what jerry’s have. i remembered the steps by remembering his moves. i patted and rolled and stretched. i rubbed soft butter on with the palms of my hands. i sprinkled in rows the cinnamon and sugar. i worried that the dough would stick and smiled to myself when i could roll it so easily.

my first cinnamon rolls

then not knowing where he keeps the floss he uses, i took my own road and sawed them apart. oh, let’s hope they turn out. and yes, i have set the timer, so at least they won’t be burnt.

my first cinnamon rolls

dear micah, may the sweet smell give you sweet sleep.
i’ll feed you in the morning.


8 comments on “my first cinnamon rolls

  1. AnnaMarie
    June 4, 2008


    I never put on enough cinnamon and sugar. Looks like you did it perfectly!!

  2. Our Green Nesy
    June 4, 2008

    Yum – those look good! Think for Father’s day I’m going to try and make doughnuts for my love as a very special treat -we’ll see how that goes :)

  3. danelle_ly
    June 4, 2008

    I wanna know how they turned out!

  4. katiecl
    June 4, 2008

    would you share the recipe? i’ve never made them, either, and i’d like to try.

  5. Dad
    June 5, 2008

    One of my favorite childhood memories is the smell and TASTE of my Mom’s fresh cinnamon rolls. Like my Dad – your Opa – might say: “Yours look different, but they couldn’t look any better!” Wow! They look absolutely scrumptious. I’d love to chomp down on one right now.

    Love you,


  6. claire Heiks Siegrist
    June 5, 2008

    uh, those ain’t too shabby for bein’ yo’ first!

    i second kate’s request… the recipe would be appreciated! :)

  7. Sher from Minnesota
    June 5, 2008

    Your older two were eating cinnamon rolls on the first morning of your summer break (May 23rd post). Were those Jerry’s? Guess “never” in Micah’s mind actually equals a couple o’ weeks! :)

  8. auntiebonita
    June 7, 2008

    I can almost taste ’em!

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