Cooking in sunny Florida

Yesterday, it was just a BEE-A-UUUUU-TEEE-FUL day!! 

I know....I can hear you over there cursing at me. I've seen the weather reports...and your blogging reports. Most of you had your snowstorm (that you haven't gotten all winter!) or you've been cold and rainy....but can I tell you a little secret???

I would LOVE to have a rainy day...or some snow to play in...key word. PLAY. Not shovel. Not Drive. Not deal with on a day to day basis...just play.

 My mom just proved my point even more the other day. When I got the picture she texted me. (the word texted is still not a real word according to spell checker...really?? Catch up with the times! lol).

She lives in the southwest corner of Colorado...mountains. She was driving down her road when she started spinning in donuts. She spun into a gate, which went through her windshield, and knocked out her dash and passenger window. THANKFULLY she's ok, and  she wasn't driving on the mountainside yet....but that just proves why I don't want to live in the snow. I get into enough car accidents as it is (none of which have been my fault. I Girl Scout promise.)

yeah...not a phone call I want to get...I fear those calls with my girls when they start driving!
All of you who live in the snow...I pray for your safety!!

Anyway, since I don't have a rainy day (seriously..since like the beginning of December), the girls and I went to the beach (while hubsters did more washer/dryer's just so much easier without kids tagging along!) p.s....we FINALLY ordered our washer/dryer...won't be here for another week, so we had to put back together the old one and listen to it "off balance" every time I do a load of wash....ugh! BUT relief IS coming! lol

It was DEFinetly a "Toes in the Sand" kind of day....anyone know  who sings that song??

My HAPPY place!!

This is what I would have LOVED to have been doing....but no one to watch the kiddos :( Oh well, sitting on the beach was great too!
Wanna take a guess for today's weather??? I'm going to go with hot and sunny..sigh.

And here was yesterday's breakfast!! Mini cinnamon rolls...crescent roll style. Yes, I have an addiction to crescent rolls - haha. They are SO versatile!!

-one package of crescent rolls
-melted butter (to brush on the dough)
-cinnamon and brown sugar (as much or little as you want!)

To get the directions (SUPER easy!!), you can go {HERE}, or I've copied and pasted them here for you :)

Lay half the dough next to each other, and pinch the seams together.
Flip and repeat.
Next take a rolling pin and roll the dough into a square about 1/4″ thick.

Brush on 1 Tablespoon butter,
sprinkle with cinnamon,

and add a dusting of brown sugar.
Roll the dough into one big log, and cut into 8 even slices.
PS you can use as much cinnamon and brown sugar in these rolls as you want. This is a total non-recipe recipe!
Place the rolls into a non-stick sprayed mini muffin tin and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.
As the minis bake, mix up a quick icing made with maple syrup, powdered sugar, and a little bit of milk. While the cinnamon rolls were still warm, drizzle a teaspoon or two of the icing on top of each one.

For the maple icing:

1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 Tablespoon skim milk
3/4 cup powdered sugar
DROOL…, there you you can go make your Sunday morning breakfast :)

Hope you don't teaching on this post.  Well, that's a lie. I taught you how to make mini cinnamon rolls :)
Today I have a few errands to get many crafting, organizing, and cooking ideas to get going today!! Shall I post about them when I'm finished??? :)


Unknown said...

{posting about nonteachery things} Sure, why not!?!? I enjoy reading all things.

What part of Florida are you from? East or west side?

We had a gorgeous day yesterday, too. However, I was stuck inside working on report cards. We have a new AP and she wants our comments to be crazy long and detailed so it is taking me forever to get them completed!

Tara said...

Those look yummy!! I'm loving the Florida weather too but agree with you and would love a rainy yard needs it:( Did I know you were in Florda too?? Probably....I have a terrible memory!! Where??

4th Grade Frolics

Jess said...

I am also enjoying this beautiful Florida weather! Isn't this the whole reason we live here? (beautiful beach days in the winter!) Your cinnamon rolls looks great I'll have to try that!
Rambling About Reading

Amber @ Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher said...

Sun and the Beach? So jealous! I haven't see the beautiful beach sand since I visited my sister in Hawaii this summer. Sigh.

Love the mini cinnamon rolls. I have an addiction to crescent rolls too. My boyfriend always laughs when he opens the bottom drawer in the fridge because its always filled with crescent rolls.

Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

Kelley Cirrito said...

The beach looks so nice! I love the beach. My husband wants to move closer to the beach but I don't know if I could move that far away from my parents. You are such a good mommy! I bet the girls loved their yummy breakfast!

Kristin said...

Wow - I can't imagine going to the beach right now and I live in CA. It's just really cold here right now. No rain today but it's coming back tomorrow. Waaaaah to the inside SCHOOL recess.
I want one of those cinnamon rolls now, please. :) It would be lovely if I could come over for one and a cup of coffee! :)
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Kristen said...

And I was excited that it's going from 15 degrees to the upper 30s tomorrow!! I could just look at your photos of the beach all day. That'll be me in about...5 months. Though the snow is just beautiful right now!

Your recipe looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing it :)

YearntoLearn said...

Cinnamon rolls + beach = Happy!

Yearn to Learn Blog

Miss Squirrels said...
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Miss Squirrels said...

Ok, it is 50 degrees here- cloudy, windy, it rained this morning, and the temp is dropping....BLECK!!!
If you keep posting all those pictures of how warm and pretty it is there, you are liable to have lotsa lady bloggas showing up at your hacienda!
Hope you made a big batch of cinnamon rolls!


Journey of a Substitute Teacher (Ms. T) said...


As for posting non-teachery things, I say go for it, it's your blog :) There are some days I don't post teachery things :) Teachery, love that word... lol

We just have rain. No sun. *sigh* In fact there was flooding in lots of Oregon, but my town was safe :)

Journey of a Substitute Teacher

Delighted said...

I made those last week! There were so yummy. Except I forgot there was a frosting recipe... I'm going to have to make them again and follow all the directions next time. :)

First Grade Delight

Fitbecky said...

What a coincidence! I made almost the exact same recipe on Saturday! Only my icing was made with 1/4 cup of FF cool whip, 3 TBLS. of FF cream cheese, and 1 TBLS. of splenda. I made the recipe you posed yesterday for breakfast this morning. It was a hit! I did add some hash browns and some green chili's too (we like to spice things up a little here in New Mexico). Thanks for posting your recipes!

2nd Grade Rocks!

Erika said...

I couldn't see the picture of your mom. Glad she is okay though. Thanks for another yummy recipe.

2B Honey Bunch
The Best Endings

Jodi said...

Ok. So I hate you just a little bit right now, only because I was really excited that it got up to 38 degrees ;)
BTW: Zack Brown Band sings "Toes." Love them!!!

Fun In First

Mrs. Nunley said...

I must say, you are having the best maternity leave EVER! Beach? Sun? Cinnamon rolls? I'm very envious here!

Seriously, I am glad that you are so enjoying your time with your little ones.

Go dig your toes in the sand for me!

First Grade Magic

Jen R said...

I'm glad y'all are enjoying my non-teachery posts (thanks for the word Miss T!)!! Cooking, crafting, and teaching are really my hobbies...and beach going (of course!!). I like sharing things I find with y'all!!

Stacy said...

Of course I know who sings that song, Zac Brown (awesome band!!)! Can you just move in with me and cook? Seriously, bt you and Holly I think we found superwoman! These recipes look yummy...and I will be making and eating both this week/end...sadly, hubby isn't a sweet eater so it will all be on my shoulders....

ps: You are one of my VERY fave followers...but you KNOW if I added one more...which I seriously almost did ...FOR YOU!....I would be sitting in my cell...all covered in I figure, you have to know I love you, right!? and you know I just couldn't go to jail right now right?? I have too many yummy recipes to try! ;)

I am loving your recipes and crafty posts, too!

2nd Grade Paradise

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