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Sunday, May 26, 2024

“Just Roll with It” Serving up Recipes and Humor


By Sheri Hopkins, Lifestyle Contributor

Hello everyone! I love this weather, cool nights and warm days. We have had rain, storms and sunshine. We had a storm Wednesday night after church. The sirens were going off in Mansfield. I got scared it was so dark out and them sirens a going off just had me unnerved. I told Ethan, “get the car out of the carport, and we are going to the shelter.” Of course, Ethan and Even did not want to go. Too bad, this Nana was not gona let them stay home. There was one other tiny problem with going to the shelter, he weights four pounds and I call him Jr. No dogs are allowed in the shelter. Soooo, that being said, I got a big bag and a blanket and loaded four-pound chihuahua inside the bag and away we went. There was quite of few people in there. Good visiting and some laughs. I am trying to hide JR and people are seeing him and saying, “Oh let us see him, we have only seen him on Facebook.” What am I supposed to do? He’s famous, I had to let people see him and pet him. Me and my friend Joy have decided that the next time we go, I’m taking my small ice chest with a Diet Coke in it and some Little Debbie cakes AKA Little Debbies and she’s gonna bring a deck of cards. If we are going to be stuck in a shelter, we might as well have snacks and games.

That was my adventure for the week, but I do have a funny story that has nothing to do with storms. Oh, my goodness I forgot to take my garbage bag to cover me up with when I went to the shelter.

Anyway, we were laughing at that certain nephew again. He is in charge of AWANAS at his church. It’s for the kids on Wednesday night. There was a new little boy, and he was talking to the nephew’s wife and he was describing my nephew as the “man with the bald spot.” We all laughed and laughed about that.

I had to tell my story. I’ve been called a lot of things, funny, a good cook, crazy lady (by my friend Curtis), nut, stubborn (by my husband), mean, chubby, talks too much, and loud. Those are a few, but one day a man came to the bank, he was trying to describe me, and these are his exact words, “heavy set, frizzy haired lady.” I am not lying, I mean yes, I am heavy set, and yes, my hair is frizzy sometimes. I guess he called it like he seen it. If you look up heavy set in Webster’s Dictionary, it means having a stocky or stout build. That makes me laugh. I’m so glad life can be funny and seems like sometimes extra crazy things happen to me.

This week’s recipe is one of my grand’s favorite foods – cinnamon rolls. They love them. I make them for them on Sunday mornings, usually. This is a lot easier than making homemade dough. These are crescent roll cinnamon rolls. I would double the recipe because one tube of crescent rolls is not enough in my opinion.

1 tube of crescent roll dough
1/4 cup salted butter, softened
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Cream cheese glaze – 1 cup cream cheese, softened, 2 tablespoons salted butter, softened, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1/4 cup powdered sugar.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Roll out the crescent roll dough and spread the butter on evenly. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on the dough. Rub the mixture into the butter. You can use your hands or the back of a spoon. Roll the rough up tightly and carefully. Cut in about 1″ slices and place in a greased baking dish. You can brush the top with a little extra butter. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until they are cooked fully through. While they are baking, make the cream cheese topping. Mix the cream cheese, butter, vanilla and powdered sugar together. When you remove the cinnamon rolls from the oven, top with the icing. You can also make more icing if you like or add nuts or raisins. The more the merrier.

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