Saturday, December 23, 2006

Merry Christmas To All And To All An Orange Roll...

Thought I would share a delicious recipe that my mom brought for Christmas to go with our Swedish Tea Rings. They are Orange Rolls and they are amazing!! They have been Grand Champion ribbon winners at the Big Stone County fair several years running. You KNOW they have to be good!!!

1 1/4 cup Water
3 Cups Bread Flour
1 TBSP Orange Peel
2 TBSP Dry Milk
3 TBSP Sugar
1 tsp Salt
3 TBSP Softened Butter
3 tsp active dry Yeast

Put ingredients in order given into bread machine. Remove dough after the dough and first rise cycles are complete and place onto lightly floured surface. Divide into 12 portions and form into balls. For coating:
1/2 cup softened butter
3 TBSP Orange Rind
1 Cup Sugar

Coat each dough ball with softened butter. Mix sugar and orange rind and roll the buttered rolls in the mixture. Place in greased 9x13 pan and let rise until dough doubles...about one hour. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes; until just golden brown. Yum Yum!!

On the knitting front; I finished the One Row Scarf from the Yarn Harlots blog. It was a quick pattern to memorize and I love the look of it. I made it for a friend to give her daughter. (It actually matches a purse that I had made for her earlier in the year!!)

Had several groups of friends in last night, which is always fun. The first group came to help throw a small surprise birthday party for Aliya. It is her birthday today!!

The second group that came (much later in the evening as they are all college students and their nights seem to START at my bedtime.....) is a pyramid of Ryan's friends. This is the first time that they've all been together for a couple of years. Lots of laughter. They are a great group of kids.

All of this company wears out poor Sumo who couldn't even lift his head to take his daily medication. He had to eat it on his side! Once he lays down on his landing, he is down for the count!!

And now we are waiting the arrival of my parents who are coming to celebrate the Christmas Holidays with us. It will be wonderful to have them around. There will be lots of games; laughter and eating to be sure. I'll post again after Christmas. Until then, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and praying that the Joy of Christ will fill your Hearts this Holiday Season!!!


Shelley said...

Your scarf turned out gorgeous! I finished the blue one up last night (no picture of it yet). I am going to have to try the pattern with varigated yarn (rather than a solid) the next time I do it.

Happy birthday to Aliya!!

Merry CHRISTmas to you and your family!!

AR said...

Beautiful scarf! Thanks for the recipe.

Looks like a lot of fun was had!

Merry Christmas!! :)