Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Grr! I hurt my knee a couple of weeks ago. I wish I could make up an awesome story, something glamorous, about how I hurt it. But all I was doing was walking in the parking lot and turned and twisted to lock my door. I guess turning and twisting on your knee is a bad thing. Well, I have been following R.I.C.E treatment. Today was my first day of physical therapy. It felt good to at least be on the treadmill even though it was for only a few minutes or so. Next week is underwater treadmill before checking in with the doctor again.
My running in August has been slim to nothing. In fact, everything has been slim to nothing except rest, ice, compression, and elevation. The worst part is where I was at in my training schedule for the Top of Utah Marathon. The marathon is now about a month away, so my goal is to be able to at least finish it.
The worst part is walking downstairs, running downhill, walking after bike riding and bending over to pick something up. My knee hurt some after the exercises at therapy and biking, but not at all on the treadmill while running. Pain scale is now at a 2 and I am eager to try to run again. I tried wearing my running shoes and clothes around the house to see if it would help ease my yearning to be out on the pavement, but it didn't. Grr!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Grandma Anderson's Carmel Pull- Apart Rolls

One thing I remember about Grandma Anderson is her yummy carmel rolls. When she came up to visit, she often made these for breakfast. I think my kids like them as much as I did. They gobbled up the entire pan.

Carmel Pull- Apart Rolls

1 cup butter
1/2 c brown sugar
1 small box non- instant butterscotch pudding
2 cups hot water
4 TBSP sugar
2 TBSP yeast
1 tsp salt
4 tsp oil
6 cups four

Dough: Place 2 cups of hot water in bowl. Add 4 TBSP sugar and stir to lukewarm. Sprinkle 2 TBSP yeast on top and allow yeast to bubble up. Add 1 tsp salt and 4 tsp oil. Add 6 cups of flour and knead. Place in greased bowl covered with sprayed plastic wrap and put them in the oven on warm for 30 minutes.
Spray bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray. Roll dough into 24 rolls and cut them in half and roll them in dry butterscoth pudding mix and lay them into the pan. Sprinkle remaining mix over the top.
Heat together 1 cube butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar until butter is melted and syrup is formed. Stir well and then pour over the rolls. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and place back in warm oven until doubled in size or even with bundt pan.
Remove wrap and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Enjoy!