Thursday, January 3, 2013

~New Year's Eve Shenanigans~

I know this may come as a shock to many of you, but contrary to common belief, Justin and I aren't glow-stick-waving-party-animals. There, I finally said it! :) We also aren't huge on celebrating New Year's Eve (or staying up until 00:00hrs for that matter), so this year we decided to do a low-key gathering at our cozy Alaska home, in the company of our good friends, John & Lisa.
We started out the night by watching the fireworks at our local church and spent the rest of the evening at home enjoying a delicious dinner prepared by the guys (steaks, mashed potatoes and salad..YUM!), played some fun card games (courtesy of our cousin, Joe), watched old movies and the like.
Then the men went off to do "guy things", so Lisa and I decided to try out a new Cinnamon Roll recipe from one of my favorite Cooking blogs.
We ended up filling a whopping SIX pans with delicious, sweet, moist, mouth watering rolls that we (didn't all eat at once :) but instead divided up and threw  in the freezer for a lazy Sunday-morning.

And here's what it all looked like:
Oh, I should probably mention that I wasn't able to take pictures of us making the dough because of the sinful amount of butter and sugar involved; but if you want to see a step-by-step "how-to", go here.

Our rolls pre-icing

 ...and after the river of sugar was added...

Finally, the finished product:
How about a close-up? Mmmmmmh!

We had a few of these little guys for breakfast the next day; I can't think of a better way to start the New Year, can you?
Wishing you a wonderful 2013 full of magical moments and abudant blessings!

Justin & Wella :)
Ps: So now the big question: What did YOU do for your New Year's eve?
(Post a comment and share the details; we would love to hear about it!)



  1. Love this blog....and the coveted cinnamon roll recipe! I've been on withdrawal since I moved to Switzerland. They make nice healthy nut rolls. They are great. BUT don't have the drizzling butter-y insides with the gooey maple syrupy sugar bath! Can't wait to try them out!

    1. Mom, I think you win the prize for being our #1 follower/commenter :) Thank you! Btw. the rolls are divine and melt in your mouth. If you leave out the maple flavoring, then the icing will be white and a bit more like the traditional icing you find on Pillsbury rolls. I guess it's just personal preference. Hugs back!