The Jacks came to my house to spend 3 days at Christmas. That's my sister Diana's family. What a blessing! One of the best parts of their visit was that I learned about their family traditions during the holiday. One of the BEST is the Christmas morning breakfast!
The night before Christmas, while no-one-is-stirring-not-even-a-mouse, Diana is, with Dennis at her side! They're putting together the cinnamon buns the family will enjoy after opening stockings on Christmas morning.
CHRISTMAS EVE SHORTCUT CINNAMON BUNS
(shared by Diana Jack, who got it from www.savingdinner.com, Leanne Ely, CNC)
20 unbaked frozen dinner rolls (Bridgeport or something similar)
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup instant vanilla pudding mix
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, melted
Lightly grease a 10-inch bundt cake pan. Place frozen rolls in the pan and sprinkle with brown sugar, the pudding mix, and cinnamon. Pour melted butter over the top. If you don't have a bundt pan, you can use a muffin tin, but they turn out better in a bundt pan.
Cover with a clean, damp cloth and leave overnight at room temperature to rise.
In the morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake rolls for 25 mins, until golden brown. Turn rolls out onto a serving plate and dig in!
(note from Deb: I heated the leftovers in foil 2 days later, and they were still awesome!)