Tuesday, January 10, 2012

one of my life goals.... (it involves flour)

I've been having  delusions  daydream for quite some time that I live on a 3000 acre cattle farm in Oklahoma, and I am required to get up every morning at 4:30 to start cooking for my cowboy husband and our large crew of ranch hands and I am the only way they will get fed three meals a day because we are so far removed from civilization, and they all converge in my kitchen before the sun comes up, sit around the table, saying things like, "golly Ms. Bobbie but this breakfasts' dern near the best thing I ever did eat." Basically, I think I'm cooking for the Ponderosa , King's Ranch or I'm the Pioneer Woman.

My reality is just a little different.  No ranch hands. No cattle. No reason to get up at 4:30 and make anything ... much less homemade Cinnamon rolls.

In my real life, I'm only required to cook for one other person on a daily basis and usually its only one meal a day (and sometimes less) and my love story would only take about two sentences, not a whole book (and it wouldn't be named "black heels and tractor wheels"... or even anything close to that).

When I told hubs I was feeling ambitious and hope to make homemade Cinnamon rolls he actually said, "Why?"

He was serious. 

"Why? you have to admit, you can just go buy  this. And  they're delicious."

So I felt deflated and not so ambitious and kind of shelved the project.....

Until I remembered the ranch daydreams and I had to tell him about the ranch hands.

Which was probably a mistake.

He looked at me like I had lost my mind.

Then he reminded me that when his friends occasionally meet at our house before a big fishing trip, how irritable I am when they wake me up at 4:30 and I am not in the mood to cook for anyone  Then he offered to make my dreams come true by getting up to make these Cinnamon rolls for him and his fishing buddies one morning.

Which I declined.

This is The Pioneer Woman's famous Cinnamon rolls recipe and in all honestly it looks so complex its taken me a long time to even attempt it and I wondered if I should even attempt it at all.  But then  Julie & Julia   has inspired me anew to go put on pearls and get in the kitchen.

but.... my inspiration has frizzled.

I thinks its because I've entangled involved myself in so many January Challenges, I don't have the time, energy (or money) to change the world  for this daydream... this month. (this month is the key)

This is as far as I've gotten:

but... I've got a  12 month plan.

Actually. Other people have a 12 month plan that I have now stolen and call my own.

My 12 month plan now looks like this:

January:  self imposed creative grocery shopping challenge; start this Bible study, read the Bible every day in 2012 and witness the weekday clock hit 7:00 a.m. from my desk.

February: Cinnamon Roll Challenge

What to join me with a monthly challenge of your own?

1 comment:

gin said...

first, trust me, you do not want to be so far removed from civilization that there is no one or no where to go eat. I live that in reality, you know. it's not fun. so just keep it in your daydreams.
secondly, if you made those homemade cinnamon rolls your husband would want them every week.
and, last, I'm gonna pick 12 month challenges too. I need some motivation from somewhere.
By the way, great post.