We are going to start off easy on the first day of Advent, The first day of December (we are even a few hours early, yay us!).
I may have alluded to The Man’s obsession with my Pioneer Woman cooks cookbook, Once or twice.
Seriously this is a great place to start. We have ordered four copies just to give as gifts this season. And No, he doesn’t get his own copy, he is going to have to continue to share mine, but if you could help me figure out how to get him invited to the Pioneer Woman’s Lodge that would be great. Afterall he’s cute and likes horse and hors d’oeuvres. A little play on words there. Ha! I’m cute too!
But anyway. Not only does the Pioneer Woman’s cookbook make a great gift, it’s like a gift in a gift. Often at the holidays I will whip up a half batch of the Pioneer Woman’s cinnamon rolls, which I downloaded long ago via her website, before she even had a book.
It looks like she first posted this in 2007. I have taken her up on the advice an have made plates and plates of cinnamon rolls (the recipe makes about 7 pie plates of cinnamon rolls/I usually cut it in half) to deliver to neighbors on frosty holiday mornings. Sometimes I even sprinkle crushed candy canes on top. You know ‘cuz it is all Christmasy and stuff.
I love this cookbook, just as I loved the blog, each page is full of easy step by step picture directions, so you know just what you are supposed to be seeing and doing. It’s like the Half blood Prince’s guide to cooking for the cooking challenged.
I have yet to have anyone turn down my cinnamon rolls, especially not my boys. And while I’m shamelessly plugging the Pioneer Woman’s cookbook, because I love her, do you know her? could you introduce us? I really am plugging the gift of time. Don’t underestimate the gift of your time. Time to make cinnamon rolls for your little ones, your not so little ones, the neighbors down the street or the ones you always meant to introduce yourself to.
Cinnamon Rolls for the win! And they are biodegradable!!
Do Re Mi-Julie Andrews