Our first true Sunday morning in our new home. All tools have returned to the shed and the smell of drywall dust has now been replaced with the aroma of hazelnut coffee brewing and these seriously delicious orange spice cinnamon buns baking in the oven. I’ll share the recipe with you, but first the reason for all of this enjoyable goodness is celebrating our first real Sunday morning.
LIVING THROUGH REMODELING
Having worked in the design industry for several years now, a home with several projects in progress and tradesman visits daily is normal to me. When we bought the house we gave ourselves two months before we moved in to wrap up as many projects as we could. Time was not on our side during those two months and suddenly we were moving in and going to live through whatever project remained unfinished.
I did not think it was going to be a big deal sine I was so comfortable with construction. I know the progress of remodeling and how to manage it. Keep subcontractors in line by reminding them to wear booties if necessary, clean up after themselves, and remove trash and tools daily. To be honest with all of you it is easier said than done but we made it through the dust and are ready to start enjoying our home.
FALL SPICE CINNAMON BUNS
These little buns are semi home made, my little trick is just add spice and liquor. I use the Pillsbury Orange cinnamon rolls. Unroll them before breaking them apart and sprinkle on pumpkin pie spice from McCormick. Then roll them back up, split them apart and bake as instructed. For the icing I add a teaspoon of Grand Marnier and tiny bit of clove spice. They are delicious, easy, and smell fantastic. I will take these coffee and cinnamon armoas any day.
As I sit here sharing with you, Kevin is outside hosing down the grass in the backyard and Kane (our Boston Terrier) is scattering his toys all through the house. It seems like everyone is finally enjoying our new home.