The same can’t be said when clouds block out the sun. On those days, I’d rather pull the covers over my head, roll over, and wait for that sunbeam. But I can’t. So, I have to do things to brighten my day like turn breakfast into a sunny celebration.
I know I’m not alone in this, so when I invited my friend and her daughters over for breakfast this morning, I decided to put together a really cheery looking spread of food. I wanted to somehow include some sunshine in the meal, so I got creative and used orange juice to make a simple glaze, then tinted it yellow and orange, and used it to paint a sunshine on small round plates on which I served freshly baked Pepperidge Farm Pecan Caramel Sweet Rolls.
I served my breakfast buffet style, which is kind of my thing. I honestly can’t remember a meal that I’ve served in this house, when I just put everything at the table. I like everyone to gather around my kitchen island to fill their plates, then to sit at the dining room table to enjoy their meal.
To really brighten up the buffet, I printed and cut out some cute smiley face suns and added them to bright orange polka dot paper straws which were used in the orange juice glasses.
8 jumbo candy eyes
I did this, as apposed to using the package instructions, because I really wanted the swirl pattern to show on my sweet rolls. If you follow the instructions, the top of the rolls will have dark brown caramel glaze on top and lots of pecan pieces. I just think it looks better with more swirl showing on my sunshine plate.
For the best results, pipe the border, then pipe around the yellow circle. Allow that to harden a few minutes, then fill in the sunbeams.
Don’t you think the swirly rolls look cute served this way? They almost look like they have a nose and smile.
If you are ready to warm up your day, and create a Good Morning Sunshine Breakfast, you can find the Pepperidge Farm Pecan Caramel Sweet Rolls in the refrigerator bread section at Walmart and Florida Orange Juice in the refrigerated juice section. I found the Pecan Caramel Sweet Rolls next to Pepperide Farm Apple Cinnamon Sweet Rolls, which I tried too. Both make large gooey rolls that have a nice fresh baked flavor.
If you go to look for these products soon, you will find a coupon on a tear pad at the orange juice shelf good for $1.00 off when you buy both 100% Florida Orange Juice and Pepperidge Farm Sweet Rolls. Be sure to look for it while shopping.
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