The following post is by editor Kara Fleck.
Last Saturday morning my daughter Jillian and I found ourselves awake before the rest of the family. Normally when I am awake early on a weekend morning it is because of the youngest member of our family, so it was nice for my oldest child and I to get to spend some one on one time together.
We let our new (to us, anyway) bread machine do the work of the kneading and rising.
[We made our cinnamon rolls using the Money Saving Mom's bread machine cinnamon rolls recipe. I substituted coconut oil and our flour was 3C all purpose with 1C wheat.]
As we waited, we sat at the table together, she sipping a glass of milk and me with my coffee, and we chatted about everything from For Better or For Worse comics (her current favorite comic) to whether or not she likes the new math program we’re using for homeschool. She chattered, I listened, and we reconnected after a busy week.
It was a sweet, slow morning. It was nice.
Later we rolled out the dough, spread on the filling, and cut the rolls before baking. I love that she is old enough to be a real help in the kitchen and I appreciate the extra pair of hands, not to mention her enthusiasm.