A statement I heard recently has resonated with me. It was said, that to have a fulfilling life, we need someone to love, something to do, & something to dream about.
To love & be loved is a basic need we all have. Something to do gives us purpose, a reason to get up in the morning.
But something to dream about…THIS fuels our imaginations with a “what if” kind of wonder.
It seemed for a time after my husband’s sudden death that my dreams died with him. My kids & I were in survival mode. It took a while, but I have begun to dream again.
I dream of a bakery where coffee & cinnamon rolls scent the air. I dream of a community commercial kitchen that one can rent to cook up Grandma’s secret relish recipe or Aunt Mary’s homemade toffee for sale in local stores.
I dream of an antique-decorated hospitality center that can seat anywhere from 10-110-a place where sewing & cooking classes could benefit young & old. This versatile place could host a family reunion or a business Christmas party-the possibilities are endless.
I dream of living in a log cabin one day. I never see one that I don’t imagine myself reading a good book beside a crackling fire. Jesus said he is preparing for us a mansion in heaven. Perhaps mine will be a log cabin. :-)
I honestly don’t know if any of these dreams will ever come to fruition…BUT what I do know is that without dreams, hope dies. And the bible says, “Without hope, the people perish.”
What do you dream about today? Our big God IS love! He has given us hope & purpose. He is the Weaver of Dreams. Let Him be first in your life…& see your life be renewed in ways your never dreamed of!!
Go to Confectionatelyyours.info for my Cinnamon Roll recipe. Maybe one day I will bake it for you myself in that dream bakery.
I’m Sue Murphy, & I am Confectionately Yours
2 pkgs. yeast or 5 tsp. granulated instant yeast
1 c. sugar
1 T. salt
1 tsp. sugar
1-1/4 c. Crisco shortening
1 c. warm water (110°-115°) 3 c. very warm tap water
2 large eggs
10-12 c. bread flour
Mix yeast, 1 tsp. sugar, and 1 cup warm water. Allow to sit 10 minutes until mixture appears bubbly.
In a very large bowl and using a mixer, combine eggs, sugar, salt, shortening, and 3 cups water. Stir in yeast mixture.
5 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. flour
1-1/2 c. butter, softened
3 T. cinnamon
Roll out dough to a rectangle shape about 1/2 inch in height. Mix filling recipe and spread evenly and very thinly over surface of dough.(Filling that is too thick will ooze out during baking). Roll up, starting at long side.
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese,softened
1/4 c. butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. half and half or milk
3-4 c. powdered sugar, sifted
Beat together. Spread onto warm rolls. Store in fridge. The number of rolls yielded from this recipe varies due to the size of the rolls, but rest assured, you will get at least 3-4 dozen.
You can also put prepared dough in fridge overnight and bake rolls in the morning. The rolls will do a slower ‘cold rise,’ but the filling will liquefy a bit and give a ‘sticky bun’ result on the bottom of the pan. The prepared dough that rises overnight in the fridge will require some rising at room temperature.