Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Of Playdates and Cinnamon Buns...

Today was rough, I'm not gonna deny it. What excactly is the purpose of Mid-Winter Recess? What are we celebrating? I had the best of intentions when I woke up this morning, I had lined up his 'n her playdates. I had an idea about making Star Wars Cinnamon Rolls (they look like Princess Leia buns) from the cute Star Wars cookbook Kiddle got as a birthday present. Unfortunately, the little one is going though a really nasty case of shit-fit tantrums. We all managed to work, play and exist around him, stepping over his livid sprawled body, but it was a real drag.
Nevertheless, they did a good job with the cinnamon rolls, and all played together pretty well, with only a spot here and there of mean big kid teasing. We even ventured outside. It would have been totally manageable if Munchen, wasn't being such a baby. He is in the thick of an extremely frustrating stage which is characterized by really angry tantrums at roughly 1 hr. intervals. It's enough to make you want to gleefully grind your teeth into stumps. Now they are all settled in front of the tube, blissfully zombie-fied, as I make dinner. It's days like this that make you really realize how patience truly is a virtue (I wasn't born with).

Star Wars Cinnamon Buns- Not overly sweet, and not at all complicated.
Lightly spray a baking sheet and heat oven to 350F. Roll out refrigerated pizza dough, melt 1 tbsp. butter, with a pastry brush, brush the melted butter over the surface of the dough. In a small bowl mix 2 tbsp. brown sugar with 3/4 tsp. cinnamon. Sprinkle sugar mixture evenly over dough. Roll dough into a long, pinch up ends. Cut log into thick slices. Put slices, cut side up on baking sheet and bake for about 20 mins, or until golden brown. Remove and let cool for about 10 mins. Place 1/3 c. sifted powdered sugar in a bowl and add 1-2 tbsp. milk and a 1/2 tsp. and a tiny pinch of cinnamon, mix until a thin glaze. Brush over buns.


Apples and Butter said...

I can only imagine what screaming children are like to handle. Kudos to you for pulling through. And cinnamon buns to boot? You're such a good mom!

Katie said...

I love a yummy cinnamon treat in the morning! These looks so tasty.