“I have to get up early in the morning,” I told my husband Saturday night.
“Why?” he asked. Obviously. Because getting up early is not my favorite thing.
“So I can make you guys breakfast,” I explained.
**shock and confusion all over his face**
Okay, fine, so I don’t normally fix breakfast for my family on the weekends. Or the weekdays. Or ever. Which is a real bummer, because we all love breakfast foods! (One of our favorite Annalyn anecdotes remains to this day the time she shouted in a breakfast-serving restaurant, “Bacon?! WE LOVE BACON!“)
But, like I’ve said a time or twelve before, I’m not a morning person. So while I can manage basic morning functions like changing Adrienne’s diaper and starting Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on Netflix, breakfast typically involves sloshing some milk into a sippy cup and grabbing a banana for the baby and tossing a granola bar at Annalyn.
Lunch and dinner are just more my speed.
Unfortunately, lunch and dinner are pretty crazy around here lately. We’ve added basketball to the weekly rotation, which means that, with piano lessons and our weekly family dinner and our weekly dinner with Smitty, four of our five evenings are Chaos City. These days weeknight dinners are a hurried mess – and a miracle when they involve something I actually cooked myself. There’s definitely not a lot of leisurely laughing and family bonding going on, that’s for sure.
(However, we do have a lot of – “Hurry up!” “Eat your peaches!” “Stop poking me with your fork!” “How was your day? No. NO! Do not talk with your mouth full! Quit, that’s not funny!” “Okay, enough talking. Less talking, more chewing!” SIGH.)
So I’ve decided that if most of our meals together are crazy and chaotic, we need to make sure the other meals are a little more relaxed and special. And since that won’t work for most dinner times, I’m just going to have to get up early and make some breakfast. Like, in the oven and on the stove.
Enter Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls.
I’m only a little embarrassed to admit that Annalyn was confused when I told her to get out of bed because I’d made breakfast. But she quickly recovered and was excited. (Adrienne, too, who kept shouting, “Cookie! Cookie!” – which is also what she shouts when her big sister eats granola bars each morning. But since she got her own rolls rather than settling for one measly bite from big sis, I’m pretty sure she was happy about this turn of breakfast events, too.)
As I attempted to be sneaky and scoop up some extra frosting for my own cinnamon roll (while wishing I’d baked two cans…), Mark said to Annalyn, “Your mom and I used to have these all the time.”
Her eyes got big and she said, “YOU DID? Why don’t we do that? Can we do that? CAN WE?”
Heh. I guess we’ll be reviving our weekend cinnamon roll tradition! Because yeah, we used to eat cinnamon rolls just about every weekend. Why not? THEY ARE DELICIOUS and the perfect way to indulge in something sweet, and they’re also super easy to make. Which is a good thing for this morning zombie. Next time we have them, I might even let Annalyn help. (Although maybe not the frosting part. That, after all, takes a certain roll expertise and frosting technique.) (Although I should be training up my child in the cinnamon sugary way she should go. Right? And what better time to start than now?)
Seriously, though, everyone in my house is a Big Fan of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls – and we’re all looking forward to our next breakfast together, next weekend.
You can get your own Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls for your own special breakfast, you know. They’re available nationwide in major grocery and retail stores. And for more information, visit the Pillsbury website, or find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
What kind of weekend breakfast traditions does your family have?
Disclosure: This post is part of a compensated campaign with The Motherhood on behalf of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls. As always, all opinions, night owl tendencies and lack of good breakfast habits are my own.
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Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls are part of a tradition in our family too:) I make them on Christmas morning, and the kids have hot chocolate with them. I should make them more often!
Ooooh, now that the weather has finally cooled down, hot chocolate sounds divine!
Well, since I’m an almost “empty-nester” and since I never was much of a “breakfast fixer” in my household either, Mary, we do not have a weekend breakfast tradition. If anything, my tradition is meeting with my best friend at Panera on an early Saturday morning. I do love those times! But my hubby will either sleep in or has premarital counseling that he does on many Saturday mornings (he’s the Pastor of Care and Recovery at our church). I will say that I do a nice breakfast–cinnamon rolls included–on Thanksgiving and Christmas mornings! I’m not a total couch-potato! ha! BTW, I noticed where you speak and wondered if you live in the Kansas City area. I live in Illinois, close to St. Louis. Maybe our paths will cross sometime and I can join you for a cinnamon roll at a coffee shop! ;) Thanks for the linkup, my friend.
Yes, I do live in the Kansas City area. It would be fun to meet up – especially for a yummy cinnamon roll! ;)
I’m pretty good at insisting we have breakfast each day, and even so we include these cin. rolls in the rotation – KUDOs!
I am a fan of the cinammon roll. :)
The new look of your blog is fantastic. Congrats
Thank you so much, Lyli!!
Do you have JUST cinnamon rolls for breakfast, or do you have something with them? I can’t enjoy simple carbs on an empty stomach unless I also have some protein–I’ll digest them in 20 minutes and freak out from the dive in blood sugar!
We used to go out to brunch almost every Saturday at a place 3 blocks from home that was an interesting combination of Jewish deli and sports bar. They did a great egg sandwich on a bagel! But then they closed. Now we don’t have a good breakfast tradition except for Christmas, when we always have bagels with lox and cream cheese. We are Christians with some Jewish ancestry, so it makes sense, and anyway: yum!
Oh, I should have said this part – we ate them with scrambled eggs and bacon. :) Yes, the protein alongside the sweet carbs was a must! And I love your Christmas tradition; that’s great!
Mary, I think my family will have a happier weekend because of you and Pillsbury. Thank you for reminding me of their cinnamon rolls. I’m not a morning person either, but these are easy peasy and everyone loves them—and the orange ones, too. I haven’t had them in ages!
Haha! Tell your family you’re welcome. ;)
Our family loves Pillsbury cinnamon rolls. We have a tradition of always making them on holidays. :)