Sunday, October 23, 2011
Worms for breakfast, anyone?
My daughter and I made these lovely cinnamon-sugar "worms" for breakfast yesterday. We need to work on our form - they don't quite resemble any "worm" that I've ever seen! Ha! But despite the poor craftsmanship, they sure tasted delicious. "They taste just like a cinnamon roll!" she exclaimed after her first bite.
We got the idea courtesy of Highlights magazine (which, by the way, she loves!). Their recipe called for a roll of refrigerated pizza dough which you could then cut and roll up to look like worms. I decided to cheat a little and use a roll of refrigerated breadsticks instead. You roll them in wax paper that has been sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and then add mini chocolate chips for eyes. Such a cute, clever, easy, and YUMMY idea! And of course I added some spray butter for a little more yummy goodness! :)
It's little projects like this that I wish I would make more time for. I'm the type of Mom that gets busy...you know how it goes sometimes...as a single parent, we do it ALL! I constantly have a laundry list of things to do, places to go, projects to finish. And you know how in the book, The Night Before Christmas, they have "visions of sugar plums" dancing in their heads? Well, not I! I constantly have visions of chores, to-do lists, errands, you name it!
The problem is, I need to slow down. I know I need to slow down. We all do! Moments like yesterday when my daughter and I exchanged smiles and laughter as we made "worms" for breakfast are priceless! Even though it was a little tough on my type-A personality to watch the messy kitchen unfold before me (cinnamon and sugar on the floor, sticky fingers, melted chocolate chips on my daughter's hands), every second is worth it because these are the things that matter to her. Our kids don't care how clean the house is or whether the laundry is piling up - they care about the quality time we spend with them. As for the rest of it, I can just add it to my never-ending to-do list!