Little of This, Little of That

We had a nice birthday celebration for Chloe today.  It was just us and my parents and we played games, made homemade pizza and ate cake and icecream.  It was a nice, relaxing afternoon/evening after the craziness of the week.

Chloe chose her favorite celebration breakfast which is homemade cinnamon rolls.  These are a cinch to make and are sooooo delicious!  She joined in while I was making them.  It's so cool to see her having a great time in the kitchen.  She never showed much interest in cooking until last year, except for the occasional cookie decorating.  Since she discovered the food network and Alton Brown (her favorite celebrity chef) she's been making all kinds of stuff.  We got her an Alton Brown apron for her birthday and I think she was most excited to open that one!  She makes fabulous homemade macaroni and cheese, cookies of all kinds and her pesto, mozzarella sandwiches which make the whole house smell fabulous.  Now, she's trying out bread making.  Very Cool! 

Here are the rolls ready to go in the fridge overnight. What I like best about this recipe is that you make them the day before, let them rise in the fridge overnight, then bake them in the morning.  You can get up and have steaming hot cinnamon rolls in a half an hour!  I didn't get an after photo, but trust me, these are delicious!