Life has been utterly crazy lately, and with the holidays and birthdays now in full swing, it is about to get even more crazy! Food seems to be the only thing that slows us down and makes us really appreciate life. It is during our meals that we can actually have a non-technology interrupted conversation. My husband and I really look forward to these times, as most of the time we are two ships passing in the night.
Making a gourmet meal that requires attention is next to impossible when you spend most of your day taking kids from point A to point B. That is where recipes like this become essential…and so do handy dandy kitchen appliances. I tend to wake up at least an hour or two before the kids so that I can have a quite cup of coffee. While I am making the coffee, I will throw the ingredients for these pumpkin cinnamon rolls into my Kitchen Aid mixer, and let the dough hook do the work. About 5 minutes later I have a perfect dough ball that only needs about 15 minutes to rise. Time for that quite cup of coffee. Once I have finished my cup, I preheat the oven, and make the rolls and put them into the oven then sit down for my 2nd cup of coffee.
I don’t know what it is about the sweet aromas, but they always seem to wake my family members, and in a good mood no less. When they are ready, we all sit down to a warm roll and a cup of juice. It may be only for 10-15 minutes, but it definitely starts everyone’s day off better. I wish our morning could start off everyday like this, but let’s be real. By the end of the week everyone is tired and cranky and the last thing they want to do is be bothered by conversation before the sun is up!