Welcome to Thrifting Thursday, as the name implies, I’ll be talking about items I’ve either thrift-ED or have deemed interesting enough to photograph and share with you here on the ol’ blog. The thrifting doesn’t necessarily happen on a Thursday, I just thought that TH-rifting went well with TH-ursday, besides is there a better way to celebrate Friday eve than enjoying all the thrifted goodness out there in the world?
On this weeks edition of Thrifting Thursday, lets focus on the kitchen, shall we?
Mmm….yeah I know the cinnamon rolls aren’t vintage or thrifted, if they were that would be kind of gross. But on a non-second hand food note, notice the bowl these yummy and tight jeans inducing rolls are sitting in. That’s what we’re really talking about today.
I don’t remember exactly when, where, or how this sweet little pink dish entered my home, but she gets a lot of use. And she looks pretty cute too. Those sweet little flowers make me smile every time I pull her out for the next batch of cinnamon rolls or whatever else I deem her just the right size for. She’s a vintage Pyrex, I estimate probably from the 60’s or 70’s. We have a matching split casserole and small-ish rectangular casserole dish. So, it’s the beginnings of a matching set! Exciting stuff!
Now onto the good part, the cinnamon rolls. You didn’t think I’d leave you hanging on those did ya?
I can’t take credit for these confectionery delights, Bubba made these last Saturday early in morning, ya know before 11 am. So here’s the basic recipe:
Dough for Yummy Cinnamon Rolls
The dough is based off of a recipe for the Pecan Caramel Rolls found on the Betty Crocker website, you can find the exact recipe for those here.
31/2 to 4 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 packages regular or quick active dry yeast
1 cup warm milk (120 to 130 degrees F)
1/3 cup margarine or butter softened
Filling for Yummy Cinnamon Rolls
This came from one of Bubba’s old cook books, he couldn’t remember which one, but here’s an estimate of what was used:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter
raisins and walnuts or pecans to taste
Happy thrifting and baking everyone!!!