A Smidgen of Cinnamon Rolls 

Have you ever been doing something and gotten completely lost thinking about somebody? 

A couple days ago I was making cinnamon rolls for my cousin who is getting married this weekend. 

As the rolls were cooling on the counter, I got out the powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, and wondered what kind of icing he’d like. 

Suddenly, someone I absolutely love came to mind, completely out of the blue. It was my aunt who unexpectedly passed away last year. 

That happens sometimes, you know? We go about our days, then bam, a reminder.

What came flooding into my mind was, two months before we lost her, I made her cinnamon rolls. 

When it came to the frosting, she had a special request, she wanted hers extra thick and piled on. 

Any guesses to what kind of frosting my cousin got? 

Ha ha. I’m pretty sure my aunt was smiling big that day, because before I even realized it, his frosting was soooooo thick I could barely move the spoon. 

In fact, I’d even say that he got a pan full of frosting with a smidgen of cinnamon rolls. 

44 thoughts on “A Smidgen of Cinnamon Rolls 

  1. sandyjwhite March 15, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    Those look absolutely yummy, Jessica. I’m all for tons of frosting!

    • Jessica March 15, 2017 / 6:30 pm

      Thank you, Sandy. :) I’ll send you some if you like. They ship!

    • Jessica March 15, 2017 / 6:55 pm

      I can set you up, girl!! Would you like a pan of frosting or rolls??? :)

        • Jessica March 17, 2017 / 10:24 pm

          Deal!! Same to you, my friend! Did you have a good one? We went to hear my friend and her husband play bluegrass music in a little tiny town then watched a high school baseball game! Fun night! Got corned beef and cabbage in crockpot. 😊😊

          • Courtney @ Charity Sparrow March 17, 2017 / 10:27 pm

            I did, thank you & yours sounded fun, enjoy your corned beef & cabbage, yum!

          • Jessica March 17, 2017 / 10:42 pm

            Oh, I’m so glad. :) Seriously, I’ll send you some cinnamon rolls. Of course there’s that whole weird, giving someone you don’t know your address thing and the eating food from somebody you don’t know thing!! Ha ha! If we were neighbors, I’d just run some over. :)

    • Jessica March 15, 2017 / 8:27 pm

      Ha ha!! That’s a fabulous point!! :)

    • Jessica March 15, 2017 / 8:28 pm

      Thanks!! How are you??

      • Dee Gilbert March 16, 2017 / 8:50 pm

        Hi! I’m well. Thank you! Waiting for Winter to leave. :)

        • Jessica March 17, 2017 / 3:15 am

          Oh, I’m glad to hear that you’re well. How’s nursing? Yes, I agree!! Winter can scoot right along now, it’s Spring’s turn! 🌸🌸

          • Dee Gilbert March 17, 2017 / 11:54 pm

            After snow storm Stella, I’m done with Winter! But it’s hanging on. We are getting up to 3 inches later today. Sigh. How’s the weather in your area?

          • Jessica March 18, 2017 / 8:43 am

            Stella? Wow, I’m wayyyy behind in weather news! It’s been the weirdest winter here, only a couple dustings of snow. We were expecting a bad winter. It has been freezing though. Highs only 30’s. Yesterday was 60 and it felt like a heat wave!!

          • Dee Gilbert March 18, 2017 / 9:36 pm

            We had 2 feet of snow last Tuesday. Good thing, it was my day off!

          • Jessica March 18, 2017 / 9:44 pm

            Oh my gosh! I have NO idea!! Bet you ARE ready for spring!!!

          • Dee Gilbert March 18, 2017 / 10:01 pm

            I’ve been ready since December! :))

          • Jessica March 18, 2017 / 10:13 pm

            I bet!

          • Jessica March 18, 2017 / 10:22 pm

            Oh man! Now that is a long winter!

    • Jessica March 15, 2017 / 10:48 pm

      Thank you!!!! Maybe I ought to send you some for having your contest!! 😊😊😊

        • Jessica March 16, 2017 / 9:37 am

          I sure will! :) I know they mail. I’ve mailed them to Iowa and other places many times.

    • Jessica March 16, 2017 / 9:36 am

      Oven’s heating up! :)

  2. Annika Perry March 16, 2017 / 9:34 am

    Jessica, this was such a poignant tender post with baking thrown in! I’m sorry to hear about your aunt and how true that at the most unexpected time memories of lost ones will come back to us. As for the cinnamon rolls (kanelbullar) my mother still makes these and I have wonderful memories of my grandmother baking these – delicious, just as yours look!

    • Jessica March 16, 2017 / 12:36 pm

      Hey sweet girl, thank you. She was a sweetheart. Full of love and light! I bet there are things that come up that make you think of your father in law. ❤️ I’m so happy to hear that your mother makes these! I love that you have memories of your grandmother making them, too. Very sweet!! ❤️❤️

  3. glutenfreelady March 16, 2017 / 11:57 am

    Food often triggers wonderful memories. These look really yummy!

    • Jessica March 16, 2017 / 12:37 pm

      Hi Janice. Food and smells seem to bring up the best memories. ❤️Thank you! Wish they were GF!! Ha!

    • Jessica March 17, 2017 / 10:03 am

      Hiiiii!! (That’s my drawn out version of “oh my, I’ve missed you, where are the tea cups???”) Thank you so much. You would’ve loved her. ❤️

  4. Debra Farmer March 17, 2017 / 7:49 am

    Oh yummy, those look delicious. Cooking can really “stir up” memories of a loved one passed. My sissy-in-law was going thru some of my mom’s recipe and she found the one for Waldorf-Astoria Red Velvet Cake (always my birthday request). She said it even had splatters of red food coloring. She is giving it to me (made me cry). Maybe she will send a cake with it 😃
    Best wishes to your cousin!!

    • Jessica March 17, 2017 / 10:49 am

      Oh my goodness!! How awesome that she’s sending you that recipe. I bet your heart danced!! Sounds like a fancy cake! I hope she makes you one! Come visit, I will!! ❤️❤️

  5. robbiesinspiration March 18, 2017 / 5:46 am

    This look really nice, Jessica. I find baking very relaxing which is why I do it. I hope the action of baking helped offset the memories it brought to the surface.

    • Jessica March 18, 2017 / 1:00 pm

      Thank you. It balanced itself out. So thankful I made her those rolls that time. She loved them! Giving them to my cousin was extra sweet because she was his aunt too! 😊😊

    • Jessica March 19, 2017 / 8:12 pm

      That’s VERY sweet. Thank you! ❤️

  6. Miriam March 20, 2017 / 2:37 am

    Oh I think that’s lovely, to be hit with nostalgia. Sad yes, but beautiful too because it means she lives on in you. And those delectable looking cinnamon rolls. 🙂

    • Jessica March 20, 2017 / 8:19 am

      Oh, Miri, I LOVE THAT!! ❤️❤️

    • Jessica March 31, 2017 / 8:37 pm

      Wow, what nice compliments about my blog and photos. Thank you so very much. Also, thank you for tagging me. I’ll try to get that done soon. I appreciate that so much!

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