INGREDIENTS (of “original” recipe from Shelly’s Aunt) – 4 cans of biscuits cut in 1/4 and rolled in cinnamon and sugar.
INGREDIENTS (of Shelly’s “Lazy” version) – Cinnamon rolls cut in 1/2 and placed in Bundt pan.
FROSTING DIRECTIONS: With either version – you also need 1 stick of butter with brown sugar melted over the stove with 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
DIRECTIONS: Bake either the biscuits or the cinnamon rolls for 30 minutes to 45 minutes. Turn over onto a platter and spread frosting over the top.
We enjoyed this deliciousness on Easter Sunday after a late night of egg coloring!
A little history on my friendship of 30 years with Shelly: I was active duty Army and worked as the administrator for the 341st Military Police Company in San Jose, California in 1988 through 1991. Shelly was a reservist who lived over an hour away. We worked in the same office and quickly grew a close friendship. Shelly would come for weekends and stay at my apartment if we were not going out to the field. She attended my wedding in South Lake Tahoe, CA in 1989. In 1991, she was a huge encouragement to me when we lost Jacquelyn. Shelly sent the “Polar Express” book with a handwritten story in it to our family when we lived in Berlin, Germany in 1992, and that book has become a cherished heirloom to me, helping to create many memories of different loved ones reading it each year. In 2003 (circa?) Rory, Ian, and I flew to California and vacationed with Shelly and her four children, driving up the coast of California and visiting places such as Monterey Bay, San Jose, Santa Cruz, the Redwood Forest, and San Francisco. Our friendship is 30 years old, and not a year has gone by that we have not been in touch. We still share real handwritten letters back and forth to each other throughout the year. I just returned from visiting Shelly in Vacaville, where we enjoyed five fun-filled days together with her family and friends, visiting Napa Valley and wine tasting, and going up in a balloon ride over the vineyards.
And we laughed – a LOT! God has gifted me with so many sweet friendships over the years, and Shelly’s certainly is one of my favorites 😉 God is good. Love you, Shelly! PS) I owe your husband some meatloaf 😉