Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Yummy Cinnomon Rolls!

I'm very picky when it come to cinnamon rolls and I found a recipe that I like a lot! I didn't follow the directions for the filling but i'll try my best to give you the measurements I used.


2 tsp. yeast plus a little extra
1/2 c. warm water with a pinch of sugar
1 c. butter (it calls for unsalted but salted worked beautifully)
2/3 c. sugar
1 c. milk
1 1/2 tsp. salt (if you used salted butter add only 1 1/4 tsp. salt)
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
4 large eggs
6-7 c. flour

Brown sugar (approx. 1 1/2 cup)
Sugar (approx. 1/2 cup)
Vanilla (1/2 tsp)
Cinnamon (? depending on how much you like)
Dash of salt

Start by sprinkling yeast over the 1/2 cup lukewarm water.

In a seperate bowl cream together the 1 cup butter and 2/3 cup sugar until sugar is dissolved and the mixture is light and fluffy.

Beat in the yeast mixture, milk, salt, 1/12 teaspoons vanilla, eggs, and 5 1/2 cups of the flour.

Beat for a couple of minutes, adding additional flour 1/4 cup at a time.

When dough is thick enough to start pulling together in a ball, reduce speed appropriate for kneading.

Add no more flour than necessary for it not to be sticky.

Knead by hand for about 15 minutes.

Transfer to an oiled bowl and turn to coat with oil.

Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free spot, until dough doubles (1 to 1 1/2 hours). While dough is rising, prepare filling

Roll dough until it is 12 x 18-inch rectangle.

Brush dough with melted butter (1/2 stick?)

Sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon filling mixture.

Roll up dough from longer side[close to you], snug but not too tight.

Cut dough in slices approxamitely 1" thick.

Arrange in a pan and cover with plastic wrap and let rise 2 hours or util the look big, fluffy and delicious

After they have risen place them in a cool oven. Turn over to 350 degrees and start the timer, bake for 20-25 min

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Are You Sure We're Related?

I recently was informed that I do not make enough reference to my little brother Jason, so I've decided to dedicate a whole post to him. He better stop complaining!

Jason is fifteen right now and is the only one living at home (which makes sense because I'm away at college). For most of our lives the two of us haven't gotten along but when he went into Junior High he finally realized that I'm pretty much the coolest! Once upon a time he was my chubby little brother, now he's taller, stronger, and skinnier than I am. I do not see how that is fair! Jason really is the best brother I could ever ask for, I honestly love hanging out with him and it makes me sad that I don't get to spend more time with him. The last time I went home he asked me if I wanted to watch the Olympics with him and I told him that I was going to go do other things with my friends. I think back on that moment and wish that I would have bonded with my brother; my friends are great, but not many people understand me like Jason does. He loves to tell me that I need to get married before he goes on his mission because he has to give his approval and make the guy sign a terms of use agreement. He's so protective. Jason really is the best and I love him so very much! I do not know what I would do without him. He can't go anywhere, because once mom and dad are gone he's the only one I have. I love you Stinky! XOXO

Saturday, February 20, 2010

My "Family"

Aren't we super cutie? I cannot even express how much I love these girls, they make school so enjoyable. Thanks Rachel for being our awesome photographer, maybe next year you will be in our "family" pictures with us.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

So You Think You Know Us?

Have you ever been in the situation where you thought you new someone after just meeting them, but after getting to know them you realized that you were totally wrong? Well, Welcome to the 114.

There are six of us girls living in an apartment that is fit for approximately three people; needless to say things get a little tight sometimes but we have grown to like it that way. It's probably safe to say that none of us would have ever become friends or even liked the others if we hadn't been forced to live together.

Sara: Looking at her you might think she is a tomboy, that girl basically sleeps in her Chacos and dreams about ultimate frisbee. But don't be fooled, she is actually quite the girly girl. It was once said, "Sara, you're the girliest tomboy I've ever met!". She's also quite the smartie pants! I don't know her GPA, but if I did I'm sure I would cry because it is just that beautiful. If you are lucky enough sit next to her in a class be sure you copy off her. It was just made known that she does in fact have a 4.0... and the tears are coming! One of the first things I learned about Sara is that she hates to wear clothes. Sometimes it is a little awkward to see her walking around in her bra and spandex, but I'm pretty sure that her future husband is going to enjoy it.. wink, wink! I do in fact love that Sara really enjoys cooking; I sit in the kitchen and watch her and ask if I can help, she usually tells me "no". She said that one day she will "take me on a date" and make me a calzone, but honestly I don't see that happening any time soon *sniffle, sniffle*.

Becka: Our cute little Becka will be leaving the 114 next month. It's been said that she's found her eternal companion and they're gettin' hitched in some temple type thing. We're going to miss her dearly but we think Jon is a good guy and we can tell that he really does love her. Becka is so full of life as long as she isn't waking up at 3:30am to go to work; she actually quit that job today so we are secretly excited that we are going to be able to have our roommate back. If you enjoy plants then I suggest that you talk to Becka, she is a horticulture major. Currently she has two wandering Jews living in her room. Bahaha!

Kourtney: Baby's got back! Haha I don't think she would like me saying that but seriously check her out sometime... just don't let Kenny see you doing it. Holy Cow, Kourtney is driven! She knows exactly what she wants to do in life and she's not going to let anyone get in her way, not even he boyfriend (who she loves and will probably marry). She's one of those girls that if you hate her, you hate her for no reason. She's super pretty (strike one), smart (strike two) and talented (strike three); in girl world three strikes is code for "I'm going to hate you because you are everything I wish I was". Honestly when I first contacted Kourtney on Facebook (before we actually met) I really thought she was going to be one of "those girls"; you know those brats that have it all. You cannot judge a book by it's cover my friends. Kourtney is one of a kind! She's so relaxed and down to earth, the thing I find to be extremely hilarious is the fact that she hates to shower... haha cracks me up!

Angel: Basically she's our little Asian... she's only half Asian and has never been to Asia, but we love her anyway! She is so much fun to be around and if she had the choice of watching a movie or doing homework she will always choose to watch a movie; somehow she does manage to get her homework done and gets good grades. A weird fact about her is that she really likes Vienna sausages... Gag me with a fork! The girls walked into the kitchen one Saturday morning and there was Angel sitting at the counter eating her nasty little sausages for breakfast; it was NASTY! Although she might eat weird foods she is one of the most fun people out there; she's hilarious without even knowing it! Angel currently is waiting for her missionary, he's almost been out for a year and it's safe to say that Angel is head over heals for this boy.

Lauren: Where to start? I don't think there is a person out there who wouldn't get along with Laurzie, she's just one of those people who is very sweet (she hates when people say that!). One thing you might want to know about Lauren is that if you want to date her you better have connections high up in the church; one boy she dated was the grandson of a prophet. It has been said that trying to be as "good" as her family is like trying to turn water into wine. P.S. Lauren falls asleep in about 2.5 minutes, so if you have anything to tell her before you go to bed you might want to make it snappy.

Kelsey (that's me!): It seems like if there is ever a fashion or hair disaster in the apartment I get called in to save the day; I love it! I'm kind of the girly girl in the apartment, although I don't really like that title. Secretly I wish I knew how to ride a motorcycle... totally doesn't match my personality. My current hobby is knitting, it's my new favorite drug of choice. My new favorite eye candy are cowboys! There is something about a boy who wears tight pants... oooo baby! Plus they usually drive big trucks and have nice muscles. I love to bake and cook. Some of my favorite memories from my first semester of college are of Sara and I baking together; which is actually one of us baking and the other watching and keeping company.

Now you know a little more about the girls in the 114. Keep reading for more funny stories and random things that might happen.

Oh the Things We Say!

These are random things that have been said in the 114. Please don't try to understand what they mean or why they were said; for the most part we don't know or even remember, but we do know that they were funny!

Kelsey: "I've just got Stinky"
Lauren: "Is that code? BOOFER!"

"It's like a bird trap down there!" -Lauren
"Rape is not... grape?" -Jesika
"I see poop all the time. I just don't have the desire to skewer it!" -Lauren
"Gigantuan" -Lauren
"BAHA!" -All of us
"Are you saying I have a large girth?" -Lauren
"You stalked the Asians?" directed towards Angel
"Plantax" -Lauren
"You want to see us naked?!" -Lauren (to Andrew)
"Blue footed Bubi's?" -Angel
"Wow, I thought that said Blue footed Pubis" -Lauren
"Prisoner of War!!! POW, pow, Pow, POW, POW!" -Kelsey
"We did the calculations and I've peed for 14 days of my life!" -Sara
"Can I be a cashew?" -Lauren
"Partens, you know... like Dolly?" -Lauren
"I keep thinking that I see shooting stars, but it's just sparkels
in my bangs" -Angel
"Poop is SEXY!" -Lauren
"Boof Juice!" -Enough said!
"I don't want to go to a bridal fair. It's like babysitting... they give you kids, but you can't keep them!" -Brooklin
"Shot through the heart, and you're too late" -Lauren
"Lauren gives love a bad name" -Kelsey
"I have belting voices in my head, and they won't SHUT UP!" -Kelsey
"I am making my legs talk to each other." -Sara
"Your bed and I are tight, like unto a dish." -Sara
"I'd rather have a guy down my shirt than a girl!" -Kelsey
"Poor little Mitten... holding a kitten" -Kelsey
"Kelsey and Sara practice safe cuddling" -Sara
"Can I bedazzle your mohawk?!" -Lauren
"Easy squeazy, lemon peazy." -Kelsey
"Do you want to dance?' 'No! That's not how you do it!!!" -Brooklin
"I'm kind of chicky pilli." -Kelsey
"Lets crank this baby out Spencer!" -Kelsey

"You're bosom buddies with Michelle Quan?!" -Lauren