What's a girl to do when all of the following are true:
(a) the pre-baby to-do list is complete (or shoved aside in favor of naps)
(b) the baby didn't arrive as anticipated ... what's the point of a due date anyway?
(c) the baby's grandma (aka "Diddie") is in town to shower us with all the awesomeness she possesses
(e) I have the appetite of a woman growing an extra person inside?
Answer: cook. and eat.
So, here it is ... a short series of recipes we've been cooking and preparing. Diddie understands the importance of feeding crowds, and has done a fantastic job of making food for us. (In this context, "crowds" refers to Diddie herself, with an admirably modest appetite; the Mr., with his manly but conservative appetite; Little Girl, who eats well enough but let's be honest ... she's almost two, and has a two-year-old's appetite; and me ... the one who eats 2/3 of the presented dish, and leaves others to scrape the dish. I'm eating for two/three/four these days).
Today's recipe: Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls from Smitten Kitchen
(Did I mention that, along with the appetite of a circus elephant, I have the energy of a sloth? So instead of writing the recipe here, I'll let you go find it at Smitten Kitchen. There are great pictures over there, and a fantasticly engaging blog post. I'll never compete. So go over there, and then make yourself some cinnamon rolls. Don't forget the icing.)