Friday, July 23, 2010

It's Friday Again

Yes, it is Friday again and that means time for the Company Girls.  What a great group of women! I have so enjoyed meeting so many of you and  looking forward to meeting others of you.  Rachel Anne really is a great host and our thanks to her for this time each week.  

Monday I went over to my daughter's to watch her make Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls.  I'm always amazed at the amount of time that some recipes take and this one looked very time consuming to me.  I cannot tell you what all took place before she got it to this stage. 
 Just getting the  dough rolled into a rectangle before rolling it up was quite an impressive feat.  Of course, I was pretty proud as I sat on a nearby stool watching her. I mean, surely, she inherited  these baking skills from me! ~smile~ 
She very pain stakingly cut each roll about 1 1/2" thick and carefully placed them in a buttered pan. She allowed them time to rise and then placed them in the oven and this is what came out about 18 minutes later.  

 And, yes, they were just as delicious as they look.  The maple flavored glaze truly was "the icing on the top."  I was a proud Momma!

Wednesday, "The Formidible Women" (our birthday group) went for a birthday outing, celebrating two of our birthdays, one of which happens to be mine. (my birthday is not until next week and Rhonda's has already come and gone, but it was still our celebration) ~wink~  Rhonda and I chose to go
to lunch at a lovely country club, Squire Creek, about 60 miles from here.  We enjoyed a wonderful lunch of Veggie Quiche with fruit and Pecan Pie for dessert.  And, as you can 

see the food presentation was "out of this world."  We enjoyed ourselves immensely and then headed out for a little "retail therapy" at a quaint little shop in "downtown" Choudrant (population might be 500)
The name of this little shop is "Lusiana Traditions" and it is located in the same building as a mechanics shop.  The husband runs one side and his wife has her little gift shop on the other side. It's like something out of "Mayberry."  We found several items we could not live without before we headed towards home.  You gotta love these little Southern towns.

I'm just "plum" excited that Michelle over at 50 Chubby Toes
(isn't that the cutest name) nominated me for the blogging "Sunshine Award." Aweeeee! And, what an inspiration Michelle is to me. She is the mother of 5 precious children and her husband is away serving our country. She is so inspiring as she writes her blog to him keeping him aware of all that is going on with her and the children while he away. You really need to check out her blog. 

And, I do hope my blog really does bring a little sunshine into your lives! ~smile~

Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. How fun! Pioneer Woman Cinnamon Rolls are the BEST! That is what I gave for teacher gifts last Christmas! Hope you got to take a few home since the recipe makes so many!

    Have a great weekend!

  2. I am impressed with B's baking skill. I made cinnamons rolls once, and they didn't look as good as her's!

    Have a good weekend.

  3. I've never made cinnamon rolls, but have wanted to, and I've wanted to get pioneer woman's cookbook. Maybe I'll do both! ~ Congrats on your award. You are definitely a spot of sunshine!

  4. The Pioneer Cinnamon Rolls look wonderful.. Sounds like a good cookbook..
    Your blog does make me smile, lots of Sonshine here.
    Many Blessings,

  5. Love PW! I haven't tried the cinnamon roll recipe yet, and don't want to think about baking too much as it is hot enough as it is. =p I'm sure your daughter got those baking skills from you. ;) I love quaint little shops in quaint little towns. =) Makes me smile. And yes, your blog makes me smile too!! Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Congrats on your award, Cici! I can't imagine making those rolls. I have a short attention span for cooking I think...

  7. What great pictures! And yes, you are a ray of sunshine. Congrats on the award!

  8. Those Pioneer Woman cinnamon rolls are out-of-this world YUM! We made them twice in December for a family gathering and just to eat. Oh my!


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