9.24.2009

dealing with grandpa

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A couple of years ago
I was visiting my grandpa and I noticed an old Kitchen Aid in the corner of the room. It was covered with tupperware and had a healthy layer of dust.

I had a thought: How sad! That thing looks like it hasn't been used it years!

And I had another thought: I would use it everyday if it were mine.

And another: I should ask him about it.

"Grandpa, does anyone ever use that mixer?"

"Oh no! It was your grandmother's and hasn't been used since she passed away."

"Hmm."

That was over 10 years ago.

This is where I gather my courage...


"Can I have it?"


He thought. I waited.

"If you make me some cinnamon rolls."

Deal.


I packed it up, cleaned it up, and went back to my mom's house to make up some goodness for my sweet grandpa.

So today, to kick off fall (with a little better attitude) I'm going to make those same rolls (they never fail):


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Sorry, but I'm too lazy to type it this morning - I have been out reconstructing a chicken fence, but I can taste those rolls already.

7 comments:

moshell's lilbit of space said...

sounds yummy. I may have to try these. (wishing I had a kitchen aid myself)

Megan said...

I love my Kitchenaid!! I'm making pumpkin cookies with mine today!

the crew said...

I may just have to try these- I am really missing chocolate these days and could use a non- chocolaty autumn treat!

Candy said...

what a sweet story!
cinnamon rolls sound so good, now that you mention it!

another friend mentioned pumpkin chocolate chip cookies...another love of mine!

how'd the chicken fence go?

The Wifey said...

Score!

Saskia said...

Bet your grandfather will get a lot more from it now it's in your hands!!

Saskia x

The Brown Family said...

way lucky to get the kitchenaid. I love mine too!
Cinnamon rolls are my favorite. Thanks for the new recipe, I'll have to try it. My grandpa used to always make them for us!!

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