Louis Dean loves nothing better in this whole world than BAKING!!!
Even though he had a VERY rough time last night with his asthma and ended up sleeping most of the night in the den in a semi reclining position - he was still gung ho for making cinnamon rolls this morning!!
He is a cute thing - posing with all his stainless steel mixing bowls!!!
While the dough was 'proofing' we ate a late breakfast or early lunch!
Rice with milk, butter and sugar + toast and sausage patties.
As a matter of fact that was our only meal of the day!
But we didn't go hungry this evening! We had lots and lots of cinnamon rolls to choose from!!!
Plus you eat a good bit as you pry them from the pans and frost them.
No, we aren't the least bit hungry tonight!
See that counter LD is working from??? I went in this morning and cleared it all OFF!!!
He would love for me to leave it that way - but I won't!!
I do love my clutter AND that discourages him from spending too much time in the kitchen!
As much as he loves baking - it really does tire him out! And me, TOO!!
All that cleaning up is not for sissies!!!
However, the results are worth it all!!!
This basket is piled high with individually wrapped rolls - except for when I got tired of bagging and started putting two to a bag!!!
We send some home with everyone on Christmas Eve so they will have an easy Christmas morning breakfast!
This tray will go to Fort Worth on Christmas morning to be shared with my siblings, our mother and any of our children who can come!
There's always enough for everyone to take home a few!
Louis Dean had just pulled the last tray of rolls from the oven when we had a special little visitor.
This is Lana and she is the beautiful daughter of my beautiful friend, Marie.
Marie's mom and I have been good friends since Marie and her twin sister, Mary, were little bitty girls!! I asked Lana to pick out six rolls to take home with her for her family to eat on Christmas Eve morning!
Then Marie, Lana and I all ate one - okay! Lana ate TWO! - while we sat and visited in the gazebo tonight!
It was a fun visit!!!
Lana counted all my Christmas Trees and Wreaths in the entire house and outside!!!
29 trees (this includes all manner of trees!) and over 50 wreaths which includes non Christmas wreaths as well!!!
Well, as I close out this day I am happy to report the kitchen is clean once again!
He had control over it for 8 solid hours!!!
When he told me he wanted to bake up a batch of dinner rolls, I almost had a conniption fit!!!!
I will be going to the store tomorrow. Crisis averted!
The tables are all set for dinner tomorrow night.
This table is for the quads. I will bring their little green chairs in and they will eat in the den.
I raised the table up a bit by putting some Christmas books under each table leg.
Instead of stemmed glassware, the quads will drink their milk from Christmas coffee cups.
I didn't put the centerpiece together yet. Thought I would let them help me.
The apple turns into a Santa when you stick the head, arms and legs in!
The older grands will sit at this table.
I am looking forward to seeing all my children around the table tomorrow evening.
It makes me smile tonight just thinking about them!!
It's a warm night here in Texas and we just may have to turn our A/C on!
Can you BELIEVE that??
Wherever you are and whatever your weather -
Merry Christmas to YOU!!!!