Thursday, February 14, 2013

GF Cinnamon Rolls

I love spending time with my little girl.  After dropping Bekah off at school, we decided to have a snack and make some cinnamon rolls.  She was so cute as she tried to spread the cream cheese all by herself. 

Hot cocoa is always a part of our snack too.  

Now off to start the cinnamon rolls.  Hannah loves to help.  She is always the first to jump in and help with anything.  Hannah is so good at stirring ingredients together, turning on the mixer, measuring and pouring ingredients and licking anything she can get in her mouth.

I made these Cinnamon Rolls for my family.  I added a step that my mom always did when making her cinnamon rolls. She would put the pans on the stove and heat them on low with 2 Tablespoons butter and a 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Once the butter melts, turn off the burner and prep the cinnamon rolls. Then place the rolls in the pan. The bottom caramelizes and is amazing.

Hannah helped stir the butter while it was melting.  This is definitely the best part of the whole sweet roll.

The dough took a long time to rise.  However, once it was risen, it rolled out very nicely.  I was surprised since GF dough is normally really fragile.  It held together well and made great cinnamon rolls.  Hannah had a blast learning how to roll out the dough.  She did a pretty good job too!

The butter was really hard since it had just come out of the freeze a few hours before.  I did a trick that I saw on Pinterest for getting butter soft.  They said to grate the butter into a bowl and then use it.  It totally worked.  Here Hannah is spreading the grated butter on the dough.  I found out later that she thought it was grated cheese we were putting in the cinnamon rolls.  She sure makes me laugh.

Hannah put the sugar on all by herself.  She also tried to sprinkle on the cinnamon.  She kind of dumped a bunch in one spot, so I helped spread it out evenly.  I love having helpers.

I split this recipe in half and made two pans of eight.  It was perfect.

Love this girl.

  All ready to let the rolls rise.

We had these for dinner!  They were delicious and were all gone within a short period of time.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

God Is Good

Our God is good.  Every day, through all situations, He is good.

I love that I can trust God 100% even when I can't see what is going to happen.

My little Hannah is not feeling good.  She cries every day, throughout the day, saying that her tummy is hurting.  We don't know what is wrong.  But God does.

 We have taken her off of all dairy and wheat.  This helped for a few days, then the abdominal pain returned with a vengeance.  I called our pediatrician to get a referral to one of the top Pediatric GI specialists on the west coast.

We got an appointment with the specialist in March.  After a weekend of crying more and more, I called back her pediatrician and the specialist.  We now have an appointment with the specialist on February 20th.

Our pedi ordered some urine and stool samples and will see her tomorrow.  Hannah was so funny when I told her that we had to give her poop to the doctor.  She looked at me and said, "No way!!  I'm not doing that!!"  After a bit of convincing, she did it.  Then kept asking for the little bucket to catch her poop.  Silly girl!

So far the tests are normal.  All of them.

 We are praying for healing of our little girl and answers to what is causing her pain.  God is good and He holds her carefully in His hand.  My little girl has been loaned to me for a little.  She is and has always been, God's child.  I know that He will give her the strength to get through this and that He will heal her in His time.  Thank-you all for your prayers for her.