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Put the Kettle on....

Apr. 8, 2013 5:36 pm 
Updated: Apr. 10, 2013 1:10 pm
This weekend was a pretty good weekend for me.  I got some good cooking time in - and we got to eat some yummy food because of it!  A while back I needed buttermilk for something I was making and for some reason I bought a half gallon instead of the normal half pint or pint sized I usually buy.  That meant I had a lot of buttermilk to use up.  So, Sunday morning while enjoying my coffee in the dark and silent living room with my dog, Suzy, beside me and a cat on my lap I got to thinking what I should make.  The first thing that came to mind was buttermilk cinnamon rolls! I had made them before and loved them, so I got busy making them right away. 

Jon had gotten up and went straight to work outside on our house.  Finally we had nice enough weather that he could work on the siding and not freeze half to death while doing it.  He was outside and working and had no idea what I was whipping up in the kitchen.  I figured when the rolls were done they would make a nice snack for a break for him.  They came out of the oven smelling and looking fantastic!  I like to drizzle a simple glaze on them.  As I set to work mixing up the glaze, I remembered I had bought some maple sugar at the West Side Market a couple weeks ago and that could make a yummy tasting glaze!  It added just enough maple sweetness to the cinnamon rolls to put them over the top!

In addition to the cinnamon rolls, I also made chicken with bacon and mushrooms for dinner on Saturday, and my own crabcakes recipe on Sunday.  I also made hushpuppies.  We had spinach salads with sliced strawberries both nights.  To reward Jon for all his hard work he did, we went out for some yummy homemade ice cream.  The owner of the building we lease for the restaurant uses a corner of the building for his homemade ice cream store. They just opened April 1st for the season and we had not yet had any ice cream.  I had a waffle cone full of double chocolate peanut butter and Jon had a strawberry shortcake sundae. 

I still have some buttermilk to use up, I'm thinking buttermilk pancakes for dinner one night.  I'm sure I can find some other sweet treat to make as well. If next weekend's weather is as good as this weekend was, Jon will be able to get a lot more work done on the house. Who knows, maybe he'll even finish the siding!
Apr. 8, 2013 8:45 pm
Hi, Mother Ann, if only I could smell your cinnamon rolls with the maple glaze. They sound so delicious.
Apr. 9, 2013 3:08 am
Hi Lela! They are (were) delicious. I'm taking the last one to work with me this morning to go with coffee. Have a good day!
Apr. 9, 2013 4:32 am
How do you make the maple glaze? Hungry, chubby people want to know! I always have buttermilk on hand because we make our bread in a machine, and our favorite recipes have buttermilk.
Apr. 9, 2013 11:35 am
There must have been a subliminal message in all the dairy depts. because I, too bought a much larger container than I need for the 1/2 cup my recipe required. So far I have made farls, biscuits and coffee cake and still have more than a quart left.
Apr. 9, 2013 12:37 pm
Doc - I just mix a little milk and powdered sugar together until it's the consistency I want. Then, this time I put some of my maple sugar in the mix. I'll bet if you used maple extract it would give it a stronger maple flavor; this was very subtle.
Apr. 9, 2013 12:39 pm
BSM: LOL! Biscuits are a good idea! I think I'll make some of those tomorrow night to go with whatever we have for dinner. I'm thinking maybe I'll freeze the rest after that, just so it doesn't go bad. I've heard you can freeze milk, so why not buttermilk? Anybody know otherwise?
Apr. 10, 2013 6:05 am
Mmmm YUM! I wonder if the buttermilk would separate? I froze cream and it was fine for baking. I don't think you could use it for much else.
Apr. 10, 2013 9:40 am
According to Still Tasty website you should be able to freeze buttermilk for up to three months. Love to drink fresh buttermilk; but it's an acquired taste. Also makes a great Red Velvet cake.
Apr. 10, 2013 1:09 pm
Cat - I only ever use buttermilk in baking and I use a lot of cream in baking/cooking (even though I shouldn't!!)
Apr. 10, 2013 1:10 pm
Joan, Thanks! A great red velvet cake you say?? Hmmm.....
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About Me
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.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband and I enjoy cooking together with wine. We pop open a bottle of wine and get cooking. :-)
My cooking triumphs
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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