Valentine’s Day Cinnamon Rolls
This week the Dishing It Up crew has some great Valentine’s treats to share with you. I haven’t been married for quite a few years and my daughter isn’t old enough to date yet, so we do something special together each Valentine’s Day. I found these Valentine’s Day Cinnamon Rolls over on Pinterest and recreated them with my own special touches. The original recipe calls for making them out of fresh dough, but I cheated by using refrigerated cinnamon rolls instead.
My daughter was really excited to see the Valentine’s Day Cinnamon Rolls that I made red just for her. She’s allergic to red dye #40 and it’s the most commonly used red dye found in red, orange, purple, pink, and even white foods, drinks, and candies. We have found that Wilton carries a line of food dyes that we keep on hand that allows me to decorate treats for her that won’t make her sick.
When I got married, I didn’t register for any fine or everyday china. That’s just not the sort of person I am. Over the years however, I have accumulated several different sets of dishes: Tupperware, Strawberry Stoneware (matches my kitchen), Tulips (from the grocery store), White with Gold Trim (Kmart), and my Christmas dishes (Montgomery Ward). I did receive several tablecloths and matching placemats as wedding gifts and over the years have also acquired a few more to match the dishes. After a holiday is the very best time to buy this sort of thing, because it’s often marked down to 25% of the original price or less. So with having all of these “pretties” on hand, it’s really easy to go a step further to make a special treat feel even more special for that special someone.
Even though we were only putting everything together for the sake of pictures for this post, my daughter (15) was just as giddy as she always is with decorating for a holiday. Look at what a difference it made when I took the Valentine’s Day Cinnamon Rolls off the baking stone and placed them on the clear serving tray. Wouldn’t the love (or loves) of your life be excited to find a table set like this awaiting them on Valentine’s Day morning?
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