Exercise is not my thing. Not any part of it.
I pretend to do it. I don't think I am fooling anyone though. Wearing yoga pants around town doesn't fool anyone. Everyone knows they I am only wearing them because of the elastic.
I am trying to break the cycle of exercise hating with my children. Butter Beane and Jelly Beane started gymnastics this week. They loved it. I pretended to know how to do the moves they were learning.
There was jumping and rolling and twisting and stretching. I watched and smiled. I felt tired for them.
Here they are on their way to the first class.
The other main reason I wanted to sign them up for gymnastics is so I could buy leg warmers. No lie. Aren't they the cutest?
Since I am all about pretending to love exercise, I decided to share the secret with my kids early.
You exercise so you can eat better stuff.
I made them this sinful breakfast before we went. They ate it up and then burned off all the calories. I ate it up and kept all the calories. I took one for the team.
12 Rhodes rolls, thawed overnight
6 Tablespoons margarine (Flieshmann's unsalted is milk free)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons melted margarine (Flieshmann's unsalted is milk free)
Before you go to bed, put the frozen rolls in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
In the morning, roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface until it is close to a 9x13 size. Cut the dough in to strips using a pizza cutter.
In a 375 degree oven, melt the 6 Tablespoons of margarine in a 9x13 dish.
Transfer the strips of dough to the 9x13 dish. Roll each dough strip in the melted margarine and line them up side by side until you have all of them in the pan.
In a bowl, mix together the sugars, cinnamon, cloves, salt and 2 T melted margarine. Sprinkle the cinnamon mixture over the bread dough and let it rest for about 10 minutes.
Bake the Cinnasticks in a 375 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
While they are baking, make the sugar glaze.
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons softened margarine (Flieshmann's unsalted)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons milk (I used almond milk)
Whisk together until smooth.
When the Cinnasticks come out of the oven, let them cool for about 10 minutes and then drizzle the glaze all over them.
I might not have been able to wait the full 10 minutes before I drizzled the glaze on these babies. I believe I was hungry and we were running late.
This should be every one's reward for a good workout!
I altered this recipe to make this milk free for my family.