Friday, March 21, 2014

Fresh Cinnamon Buns and A Movie

Happy first day of Spring, even though it feels and looks more like winter today. In celebration, I pulled out my sis-in-law's recipe for quick and easy cinnamon buns to have as a treat with coffee in the afternoon.

I won't tell you that Rick and I each had two of these buttery, crispy morsels with our freshly brewed coffee. Neither of us batted an eye when the suggestion went forth 'shall we have seconds'? And there wasn't even a hint of guilt around either, for which we were most grateful!

Almost as soon as they came out of the oven -- we don't like to waste time letting them cool -- we sat down with our treats and whiled away a cold-ish afternoon watching the graceful Joan Plowright in that lovely English movie Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont. It was delightful.

I didn't realize the movie was a novel turned into screenplay. Which I feel excited about, as now I look forward to exploring the other writings by the English author, Elizabeth Taylor (1912 - 1975) ... (no, she's not the actress-of-the-violet-eyes fame). If the rest of her novels and short stories are as thoughtful and appealing as the story of Mrs. Palfrey, then I look forward to reading more.

According to one write-up, Miss Taylor's work is mainly concerned with the nuances of "everyday" life and situations, something I'm most interested in exploring myself.

On that note.... I'm wishing you a pleasant rest of the day.


  1. Lovely, you're making me hungry!

  2. Hi Brenda, I haven't visited in a long time...too long. The cinnamon rolls look delicious and I don't blame you for having seconds. Are you going to share the recipe? :0)

    Thank you for sharing a new-to-me author. I've added her to my book list and will be on the look out for her books.

    How's the weather in Alberta? We had a little snow overnight and it's going to be another cold weekend here in southern Ontario...sigh. Will Spring ever come to Canada?!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Hi Sandra, Good to hear from you. Hope you're feeling back in fine form. About the cinnamon rolls recipe, if you scroll to the top of this posting, there's a link on the words cinnamon buns that takes you to my recipe.

      Weather here in Alberta. This morning it's -18C...brrrr... but the sun is shining so it looks nicer. Maybe next week will bring some warmer temperatures.

      Enjoy your day...

    2. Sorry didn't see the link. :0) Thanks for sharing it. Stay warm!

  3. sounds like a lovely way to spend an afternoon. For me, it would be tea and a Hollywood film from the 30's, 40's, or 50's. And, of course, I would add the cinnamon rolls as well. They look delish!


  4. Oh yum! I once made the most labor intensive cinnamon rolls that I have never wanted to try again. Yours make me rethink my stand. =D

    The movie sounds delightful. I really like Joan Plowright and loved her supporting role in I Am David.

  5. So grateful for the movie recommendation now that Downton Abbey is on hiatus!

  6. Good Day, Ms. Brenda!
    What a delicious post! I, like Sandra, need to have your sister's recipe! (Just saw your response to her). They look absolutely awesome! Now you have me craving them, as well as the company of my beloved mom-in-law who passed in November 2009 from breast cancer. I miss her every day and the sight of a cinnamon roll takes me back to our sharing a cuppa over lively conversation and laughter at her hefty wooden table in her sweet kitchen room. Sigh. Thank you for the wonderful recipe and the beautiful memory today!
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  7. Ooh, yum. And here it is, Sunday evening and I'm hungry and thinking about what to get for dinner. (It's a pick up meal here from whatever is in the fridge, although I'm thinking nachos sound good, too.) Cinnamon buns are so delicious.
    Thanks for the movie suggestion, and another British author to discover. Pip, pip, hooray!

  8. Yummy! Can't wait to find a perfect time to make these. :)

    Also, I have another author to look-up!



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