Sunday, November 3, 2013

Raspberry Rolls & Menu

A few years ago a wicked relative introduced us to the Pioneer Woman website.  Michaela was immediately smitten with all the pictures of farm life that accompanied the recipes on the site.  I was taken with the delosh cinnamon rolls.  They are good.  Maybe a little too good.  They have become a staple around our house, especially during the colder months.

A few weeks ago, a friend was telling us all about the wonderful raspberry-cream cheese rolls at a bakery not far from here.  When Annika and I took a roadie down there to purchase flour for the next few months we decided we must at least try the rolls this guy was salivating over.  Unfortunately, we were slightly disappointed.  They were big, but that's about it.

After thinking about the rolls for a few days, I decided they had promise, just needed a little fine tuning.  I whipped up a batch of Pioneer Woman's cinnamon roll dough, rolled it out, covered it with raspberry jam and butter versus butter, cinnamon and sugar, then cut them into rolls as usual.  After baking, they were slathered with cream cheese frosting.

Now, I am not typically one to say how wonderful something I made is, but am making an exception.  These were something magnificent, especially if raspberries are your thing.  We took some to my brother and a neighbor for sampling ~ they were a hit!  This week we made another batch and delivered them to Shannon's friend who began this whole new sinful indulgence ~ his exact words were, "I'm not sure how you live with that woman without dying of cardiac arrest."

Here's the link for the dough recipe for anyone inclined to try these.  Just make sure you make them in several small pans to give away so you don't eat them all!
AND eat them right out of the oven.  If you're forced to wait, make sure to warm them up.  We had them this morning without being warm and they simply aren't as good!


Monday ~ cubed steaks, mashed potatoes, green beans

Tuesday ~ spaghetti & salad (make extra sauce for freezer!)

Wednesday ~ sausages, kraut, applesauce, cabbage salad (make extra sausage for later in week)

Thursday ~ chicken salad, crusty bread

Friday ~ grilled rock fish, spinach salad, risotto

Saturday ~ sausage-potato soup, carrots, fruit slices

Sunday ~ stew

Monday ~ garden quiche, fruit kabobs

Tuesday ~ french dips, broccoli florets, pear slices

Wednesday ~ chicken rice soup & bread

Thursday ~ steaks, oven potatoes, salad w/ranch

Friday ~ mac-n-cheese, pears, roasted broccoli

Saturday ~ meatballs, mashed potatoes, peas & carrots

Sunday ~ lasagna (extra pan or two for freezer)

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