You might not know this, but younger Kelley was sort of – prissy. I say younger, but I mean high school Kelley. She was a priss. [And sort of bossy too.] My friends from high school will tell you this. My mom will tell you this. I think everyone will tell you this. [Including me.] And really it was all because of cinnamon. I was not a fan of cinnamon in high school and I let you know it. All.the.time. Now? I’ll take cinnamon any day of the week. [Without a side of high school dramatics.] So I present my ode to prissy Kelley, the cinnamon roll cookie.
I was never really a girly-girl growing up. I played softball for years and I was a jeans and t-shirt type of gal. I raised pigs in FFA and wasn’t afraid to get dirty. [I spent one Thanksgiving shoveling out pig you know what because a pipe burst in our pen.] But I was very vocal about my opinions. Which sort of made me look prissy. I hated the taste of plain cinnamon on my tongue. Just the smell of it would make me start a rant of how much I hated it. I guess I just didn’t understand cinnamon back then.
Now, cinnamon and I – we’re cool. I use it in baking and don’t make a big fuss about it. No fuss really. Especially when its cinnamon rolls. Or cinnamon roll cookies. I remember one time I was eating a cinnamon roll in high school and my friends were all staring at me. “You don’t like cinnamon!” they all shouted. “But its covered in butter and sugar.” I mumbled between bites. Oh the stories my high school friends could tell.
And they do tell stories about me to this day. [Over and over.] We all live close to each other and all have babies that are around the same age. The cinnamon story gets brought up a lot. I’m use to it. I just laugh. I know I was prissy and overly dramatic. Its better then listening to them tell the story of how I broke my ankle jumping the fence. That one never gets old to them. Don’t you just love old friends? [And cinnamon roll cookies?]
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