Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: A Simple, Yet Delicious Brunch Item

Saturday, January 23, 2010

A Simple, Yet Delicious Brunch Item

Whoa....finally home. Three full days on the road traveling with a 4 1/2 mo. old sure is a lot of work. Especially when it's just mom traveling.....but it was fun and we got to see a lot of great friends (that we miss!) and of course family.

A definite highlight was our "play date" on Friday afternoon with some of my former co-workers and their kids. To think that two years ago none of us had kids and now there are 5 between us! We've been busy.

Pam, the gracious host that she was, provided a fruit bar with fresh pineapple, strawberries and bananas, and of course chocolate to dip it all in. Who doesn't like fruit dipped in chocolate? Honestly, I would probably take one of my shoes, dip it in chocolate and lick it off. That is how much I like it.

That morning before we left my mom made one of her stand-by breakfast items, Cinnamon Crescents. I'm not sure where this recipe came from, but I remember having them, well, for as long as I can remember. They are so simple, anyone could make them, and they are always a hit. Unfortunately, I think I had three. Two are only shown on the plate below....yeah, I admit it, I'm pretty sure I went back for a third.

Cinnamon Crescents

1 tube Pillsbury crescent rolls
1/4 c. butter, softened
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 t. cinnamon
dash salt
1/2 c. flour

Frosting: 1/2 c. powdered sugar, 1 T. soft butter, 1/4 t. vanilla and 1-1 1/2 T. milk

Combine butter, sugars, cinnamon, salt and flour and sprinkle over the unrolled, flattened crescent rolls. Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 400 degrees for 8-12 minutes. Mix together frosting and drizzle over crescents while they are still warm.


P.S. - We are dog sitting a lab for the next week while our good friends are on vacation in the Bahamas. Yeah, I feel sorry for them......and in case you don't know we already have two BIG dogs - a black lab and a golden retriever. I'm scared. He is a great dog, but still somewhat a puppy (or wait, aren't labs ALWAYS puppies?), I have a feeling my week will be event filled - 3 dogs, small house, baby, husband.....ugh.

9 comments:

  1. Yum those crescents look delicious. I love cinammon treats! I have a Pillsbury crescent cookbook that my mom got me w/ all kinds of treats, meals, and desserts to make using the can of crescents. I love it!

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  2. How fun to have all the kiddos around! Those cinnamon crescents look incredible...anything with cinnamon is a win in my book.

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  3. Ohhhh cinnamon crescents!! Love the idea and so easy too. Too bad you missed it I just gave away crescents a while back. Yum!! Thanks for posting the recipe!

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  4. sounds like you have a full house! those crescents look awesome, i love cinnamon.

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  5. Laura - sorry I missed that contest!

    Kate - just found your blog....love it! And it sounds like we both live in IA and in the same area?

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  6. I love that you dress your lil buddy in camo all the time. Sooo cute.

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  7. These look so good, I'm making them today! It was nice seeing you and Drake man last weekend.

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  8. These look so good, I'm making them today! It was nice seeing you and Drake man last weekend.

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  9. Ohhhh cinnamon crescents!! Love the idea and so easy too. Too bad you missed it I just gave away crescents a while back. Yum!! Thanks for posting the recipe!

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