Twas a few days before Christmas and I must confess
My baking’s not done and my house is a mess
My nights have been filled and I’ve been quite sick
I haven’t given much thought to dear old St. Nick
I started to worry about passing out treats
To all of my neighbors who live on my street
Cookbooks I searched for easy, simple food
But nothing I found would suit my foul mood
When out in the kitchen arose a loud clatter
My recipe binder fell and started to splatter
I sorted the papers with my OCD
And all of a sudden it came to me
Sticky buns would be nice and cheery good measure
It’s a morning treat that brings great pleasure
But one more thing would make it like no other
A sweet cream cinnamon compounded butter
My afternoon was spent in the kitchen with yeast
I hope I satisfy my inner baking beast
I am finished but still in some disorder
I hope I’m not recruited for the show Hoarders
This post is a bit silly and a little bit trite
I thought it was the best way to celebrate the night
So Merry Christmas to friends, family and the rest
May your holidays be perfumed with holiday’s best
Compound Cinnamon Butter
1 stick butter, softened but not warm
1 tsp granulated sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Sanding sugar, Christmas colors
Place butter in small bowl and add sugar using a fork.
Stir in cinnamon.
Place mixture on a piece of wax or parchment paper.
Form a small log and roll in sanding sugar.
Wrap in fresh wax paper and refrigerate until solidified.
Hand out with warm sticky buns!
I know many of you will want the sticky bun recipe. It is one I copied in the kitchen verbatim from a class. I will try to get permission to post it for a future blog. I’m sure your favorite recipe will go along perfectly with my butter!
And a Merry Christmas to you too! Well done!
Thanks Denise. Merry Christmas!!!
Very cute poem, Barb. So sorry you got sick – and also that you missed the holiday show with your favorite band, Trouble Blind. 🙂 We missed you. Happy Holidays to you and Earl!
I heard you were wonderful! Merry Christmas!!
Outstanding poem my dear!!!!!
Thank you! It was fun to write but I am not sure if I followed all of the rules. : )
The sticky buns were amazing, but the compound butter was THE BOMB!!! I put what was left on my shoe and ate it, delicious. My kids enjoyed your buns, oh and the pecan rolls, but passed on the butter. I was not going to force them to eat something that I wasn’t willing to share in the first place. haha. Love you, love your buns, Beth
Now imagine those buns with a little caramelized bacon? YUM!