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Was it the Cinnamon Rolls, Iced Tea, or Both? 
Sep. 23, 2010 3:20 pm 
Updated: Sep. 25, 2010 1:24 pm
I have a very good friend who stops in about once a week to visit.  We have been friends since our boys were 6 years old and joined the Youth Wrestling Team. They were about the same size and became not only wrestling partners but good friends. They're now 21 years old and still look each other up when they're home on breaks from college.  It only made sense that their Mom's would also become friends. We spent many hours over the next 12 years sitting in bleachers (both Dad's were asst. coaches), being the Ultimate Wrestling Mom - there's no other mom quite like a Wrestling Mom.  Matt was one weight class below my Steve, so I'd videotape him so she could shake, scream and feel sick to her stomach; then she'd tape Steve so I could do the same.  We laughed how I only ever watched her son wrestle in black and white thru a viewfinder and she got to watch Steve in color thru our viewfinder - we had a newer videocamera.  They were both good wrestlers - qualifying for the state tournament several times and then moved on to Middle School wrestling - being undefeated and league champions.  Then my son broke his back in 9th grade football and that ended his wrestling days.  Matt continued on thru high school and we never missed a match.  Tawnia would come to Steve's baseball games.  We'd wonder if we would remain friends after their graduation.  We needn't have worried.

Today was one of those days.  She usually stops by my house on her way home from work, but if it's a really hot day I go to hers - she has a beautiful pool.  No matter where we are we always have some sort of snack and either iced tea in summer or hot tea in winter.  Then we get to the job of catching up - we can gab for hours non-stop and still hate to see our time come to an end.  Today our gab-session lasted 3 hours.

My husband was out of town last night so I decided to make these Cinnamon Rolls - I had never made homemade cinnamon rolls before.  I will be making them again! Whew! Delicious - and easy!  I topped them off with an almond glaze so they were sweet.  As we sat on the porch in the shade gabbing away and munching on cinnamon rolls while sipping iced tea - we both noticed our mouths were going a mile a minute!  Was it sugar overload, too much caffeine, or just two long-time friends with a lot to say?
Sep. 23, 2010 3:57 pm
Yes. Yes and... yes.
Sep. 23, 2010 4:08 pm
LOL - Thanks, Mike. Both our husbands have stopped wondering long ago how the heck we can say so much...
Sep. 23, 2010 4:10 pm
You and your friend are truly blessed!
Sep. 23, 2010 8:00 pm
Oh that is so cool. I miss my best friend. She moved to VA and we moved to FL. I certainly miss those days.
Sep. 23, 2010 8:05 pm
Mother Ann, Great friends are a treasure! It sounds like you have an ocean full:) I love it! I will try the rolls too. I love them too much! Thank you for a wonderful blog!
Sep. 23, 2010 9:18 pm
There just isn't anything better than a cup of coffee with a good friend. My best bud lives in Idaho and we text each other at least once a day, have telephone conversation about once a week, and see each other about 2 or 3 times a year. But, nothing compares to yakking over a great cup of coffee. You truly are blessed.
Sep. 24, 2010 6:38 am
Good friends are hard to find and so are good cinnamon roll recipes!! I'll have to try this one. I like clone a cinnabun recipe from here but the almond glaze sounds real good!!!
Sep. 24, 2010 6:51 am
Every few months we have a dinner out with some of my wifes friends and their husbands. What I cannot grasp is, how can the women talk about two different things at the same time and understand what each other are saying. Befuddling. But, I'm just a husband.
Sep. 24, 2010 12:30 pm
I'll let you in on a little secret, Mike - we women also know what you men are talking about while having our multiple conversations! ;-)
Sep. 24, 2010 12:31 pm
Dragonfly - I've been thinking of making the clone of a cinnabon recipe but this one just popped out at me the other day - and I with the help of some of the great women on the "Buzz"I came up with the glaze for them.
Sep. 24, 2010 1:33 pm
I forgot tyo mention that, Mother Ann. I figured that out when my wife would slap me and never miss a breath in her conversation.
Sep. 24, 2010 2:17 pm
Mike, now that is funny!
Sep. 25, 2010 1:23 pm
All right you're still blogging! Now is there a faster way to find a blog you saw but didn't have time to read and then remember later you wanted to instead of flipped through all the pages? And yeah what Mike Harvey said!
Sep. 25, 2010 1:24 pm
ooh I meant the first time yes yes and yes!
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I've been married for 33 years, and live in Ohio. We have a daughter who is married and lives nearby. Our son graduated from college and moved to South Dakota. He has his own place but still goes to visit my sister and brother-in-law and have dinner with them occasionally. We have two black labs that get to go duck hunting with dad and two cats. We own a Mexican restaurant and are learning alot about the food industry. I love to eat, go camping, read, spend time with family and friends, watch movies, and drink wine; not necessarily in that order.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake - anything chocolate is fine with me. Seafood, chicken dishes and slow-cooker fare.
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My husband and I enjoy cooking together with wine. We pop open a bottle of wine and get cooking. :-)
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Whenever I can put together a meal that gets many compliments and leaves the diners satisfied is a triumph in my book! I love to cook meals for family and friends.
My cooking tragedies
When I was first married we had my grandparent's-in-law over for a pot roast dinner. The meat came out great, but the potatoes and carrots were still half raw. My husband's grandfather went to cut his fork into a carrot and it flew off his plate. He looked at me, winked, and said he loved his carrots that way!
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