School has started here, and The Practical Cook is relying on the thought of coffee to wake up in a timely fashion. You see, Gentle Readers, I am a night owl. For those of you who wonder when I blog, and how I work it in amongst momming and working, I’ll tell you, coffee and insomnia are key players. But through my life, I’ve tried to squeak through with extra shut-eye in the AM. Not superlate, just not a 6 AM reveille.
The Practical Cooks Junior are reasonable in their sleeping habits, but the beginning of school requires an extra boost. And what, besides the smell of coffee, can get someone going in the morning? The answer? Cinnamon rolls. From a can. (Links to some beauty shots of TJ’s cinnamon rolls. Mine, at 6:17 AM, did not look like that.)
Here are the remains of my gift to the senses on the first day of school, iced by the Eldest.
However, I have discovered that the kiddos find some brands “too spicy,” and somewhat prefer the orange-flavored rolls. One day, perhaps I’ll make my own. Next go-round, I may even Punt! with biscuit dough and adjust the seasonings. But on this bleary-eyed morning, whomp goes the can. Thank you Trader Joe’s.
How do you feel about cinnamon rolls in a can? What’s your favorite smell to wake up to in the morning? C’mon you lurkers, post a comment.
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