Birthday Breakfast!

Today, we celebrate our son’s 14th birthday!  Over the years, we have done many things to celebrate.  From surprise party’s to secret destinations.  Daily celebrations for a week, to quiet family dinners at home.  We always try to have theme that everything revolves around. This year, it is fishing!  After a late night of games and chatter with a friend, they woke to our family’s version of cinnamon rolls, before heading out to the pond to spend the day fishing and enjoying time together.    IMG_1135

These cinnamon rolls were shared with my family by a dear family friend. Everytime I make them, I can’t help but reminisce of times our families were together.  Many involved fishing!  Overnight Cinnamon Rolls have quickly made their way into every holiday breakfast at our house.  Here’s how I make these Overnight Cinnamon Rolls.  (Please forgive me, Dede, if these aren’t identical to yours.  I didn’t pull the cookbook out for your recipe.)

The night before, place frozen dinner rolls (like Bridgford) in a greased tube pan.  Sprinkle 1 package of cook and serve vanilla pudding over the rolls.  (I have also used French Vanilla, and Butterscotch)  Followed by brown sugar (enough to lightly cover all around), and cinnamon.  Top with slices of butter (about 1/2 a stick).  Cover with plastic wrap and let rise on the counter, over night.

In the morning, bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 – 45 minutes.  When the top is golden brown, and after tapping on the top it sounds hollow, they are done!  Gently turn upside down on a glass platter, and remove tube pan.  Allow to cool for a few minutes before cutting.

We didn’t have much leftover this morning, but if you do, warm in the microwave for a few seconds and enjoy with a cup of coffee for a late night snack.

I’m working on Part 2 of the Birthday Blog Post, so stay tuned!  Birthday Dinner coming up!

Happy Birthday, Zach!



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