Super Easy King’s Cake & Striding [RECIPE]

Good Morning Beautiful People! ❤

I hope wherever you are you’re having a good day. Happy Mardi Gras/ Fat Tuesday/Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day to all of those celebrating. It’s the day before Ash Wednesday and I have a fun little recipe to share with you that the whole family can enjoy. But first, I want to talk about striding. Not striving. Striding. Every Sunday and Wednesday I watch a sermon by Elevation Church on Youtube to get my dose of spirituality and learn a thing or two. Now I won’t get all religious on you here, don’t worry. But the message I learned this Sunday couldn’t have come at a better time.

Sometimes we need to walk… slowly… taking long, purposeful steps in a decisive direction. Or in other words, stride. We need to choose a path that feels right for us, and move in that specified direction.

You see, I had 40 recipes picked out for Lent. I have this giant white board in my living room where I scribble down all my creative ideas for this little space. I was all ready to blog every single day for 40 days about vegan and vegetarian dishes along with fasting, giving to charity, and meditating with God and then….. I paused. This was my plan. But what if it wasn’t the best plan for me? What if the Universe/ God/ the Lord/ whatever you want to call him, was trying to tell me to slow down…. and stride? At that very moment I hadn’t slept well in a few days. I was achy and tense. This hot and cold early Spring weather thing had been reaping havoc on my sinuses. I was a mess. Then I heard this sermon and listened to this simple word: stride.

So I deleted that folder of 40 recipes. (Yes, I’m still going to blog). Will it be every day for 40 days? I have no idea. Instead, I’m going to rest. I’m going to pray. I’m going to organize my tiny home and clean it down for Spring. (I’m that weirdo that likes Spring Cleaning). I’m going to cook with fresh vegetables… and yes, I’ll be making a lot of old recipes too. (Like 4 ingredient slow cooker chicken tacos and tofu stir fry). I’m going to walk with long, purposeful steps towards my destination (which is drawing closer to God) and know that I’m doing exactly as I should every day for the next 40 days.

What about you? What would you like to stride towards?

And now let’s look at today’s recipe. 🙂 Super Easy King Cake! Last year on Shrove Tuesday we had a “Make your own pancake taste test” challenge as well as a pancake flipping contest. It was really fun 🙂 . This year I turned to fellow blogger, “Real Life At Home”, for this king cake idea. This cake is actually just canned cinnamon rolls (with frosting) that is baked in the shape of a king cake and decorated in the appropriate colors: green, purple, and gold. It was fast (about 20 minutes) and allowed me to get the Noob Chef Junior in on the baking action. It also allowed me to talk to her about why we celebrate Fat Tuesday, what Lent is all about, etc. I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as we did. Have a wonderful day everyone and as always, keep on cooking! ❤

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20 Minute Super Easy King Cake

Courtesy of: “Real Life At Home”

Ingredients: 

  • 3 cans of cinnamon roll dough (I used Pillsbury) with frosting included
  • 1 jar of green sprinkles
  • 1 jar of yellow or gold sprinkles
  • 1 jar of purple sprinkles

Instructions: 

Gather your ingredients.

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Lay the cinnamon rolls out on a greased baking sheet in a circle like this.

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Take the frosting included in the canned dough and put it all in a separate bowl. Set aside.

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Bake the cinnamon rolls in a pre-heated oven at 400 degrees (F)/ 200 degrees (C)/ Gas Mark 6 for 16 minutes or until beautifully golden brown.

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Remove from oven and immediately cover with frosting so it melts and gets all gooey.

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Cover with sprinkles and dig in! 🙂

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