2014 in review

Hello dear friends I hope that your Christmas was joyous and full of family and friends. I am taking down Christmas and getting ready for the new year when my yearly report from WordPress came in and I want to share it with you. These are the results of my first 9 months of blogging results. Kind of like having a baby. LOL Thank you dear readers!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here's an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,500 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 58 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Have a very warm New Year! Jo

Thanx to all my dear friends that have helped me along the way!

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Show and Share at Coastal Charm
Inspire Me at A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Trash 2 Treasure at Kammy’s Korner
Treasure Hunt at From my Front Porch to Yours
Blog Hop at Katherine’s Korner
Blog Hop at Vintage Mama’s Cottage
Blog Hop at Over Fifty Feeling Fourty
Before & After Wednesday at The Dedicated House
Tues. Garden Party at Creative Country Mom
Inspiration Exchange at Town-n-Country-Living
Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House
Inspiration Monday at What Meegan Make’s
Big Autumn Bash at Mila’s little things
Inspiration Monday at What Meegan Makes
Funky Junk Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors
Big Christmas Party at Mila’s little things
Craft Schooling Sunday at Creative Jewish Mom
Christmas in the Country at Creative Country Mom
Twirl and Take a Bow at Art is Beauty

Yummy Orange Rolls for Thanksgiving!

I hope that everyone had a great weekend. I have been browsing Pintrest this weekend and looking at many yummy, tempting recipes for a Thanksgiving feast. I was reminded of many of the great family dinners in the past and the dishes that were prepared by family members. I think my very favorite was the orange rolls that my Grandma Peters use to make. I have carried out this tradition with my family, they adore them.

I love to bake and for me baking these beautiful rolls is a joy. They have such a beautiful texture and lovely taste to them. I figure if this roll recipe came over from Denmark and used for years in my Grandmothers family it has stood the taste of time or I should say the test of time. LOL I will be making a double batch on Wednesday. I don’t have a picture to show you but I want to share this great family recipe with you before Thanksgiving.

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Here it is:

Orange Rolls

Mix together 2 packages of yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1 teaspoon of sugar
Set aside for five minutes.

1 cup scaled milk
1/3 cup butter melted
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 eggs beaten
4 to 5 cups of flour

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl well. Do not knead anymore than you have to. The dough will be sticky. Let raise in the bowl until double in bulk. When the dough has risen divide in half. Roll out dough like you are making cinnamon rolls. (Use as little flour as possible in kneading and rolling out this will make it fluffier).

Orange filling:

1 cube butter
1/2 c. sugar
grated orange zest from a large orange

Mix together in a small mixing bowl.

Spread 1/2 of the orange mixture on the rolled out dough.
Roll up the dough tightly (like a jelly roll).
Cut dough off in about 1 1/2″. (Or how ever you like)
Place in greased muffin pan. (You can use cookie sheets to).
Let rise until double in bulk.

Do the same to the other half of dough. I don’t usually make all of the rolls with the orange center, some of my family likes them without.

Bake at 375 until brown. (This was my Grandma’s way of saying to keep an eye on them).
It depends on the oven so watch them.

After they are baked I brush a little butter over the top. Or you can make a lite frosting to go on top with powered sugar and the orange that is left over. Make it really thin and spread it lightly.

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I use this roll recipe for my cinnamon rolls to. I use it with many different shapes. Like crescents, Parker House . . .

Enjoy this lovely recipe,I assure you will be getting a lot of smiles when you do!

Life is LOVERLY when you are doing what you enjoy!

((WARM HUGS))

Jo

Thanx to all my dear friends!

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Show and Share at Coastal Charm
Inspire Me at A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Trash 2 Treasure at Kammy’s Korner
Treasure Hunt at From my Front Porch to Yours
Blog Hop at Katherine’s Korner
Blog Hop at Vintage Mama’s Cottage
Blog Hop at Over Fifty Feeling Fourty
Before & After Wednesday at The Dedicated House
Tues. Garden Party at Creative Country Mom
Inspiration Exchange at Town-n-Country-Living
Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House
Inspiration Monday at What Meegan Make’s
Big Autumn Bash at Mila’s little things
Inspiration Monday at What Meegan Makes
Funky Junk Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors
Big Christmas Party at Mila’s little things
Craft Schooling Sunday at Creative Jewish Mom