Cinnamon Bread Day

Tuesday morning we woke up, and there was about four inches of snow covering everything. Our weather here in Kansas is quite unusual, and we never know when we will get snow. Our first thought was – this would be a great day to go caroling! When there is snow, people around here don’t go out much, and that would make it a perfect caroling night. Normally, we carol on the second Sunday before Christmas, but this year we decided to try something different.

After discussing plans with Dad, our preparations went into full swing. With 45 loaves of cinnamon bread to be made, we would have to get a move on! We started the first batch of bread, and since Sarah was busy getting the Dad’s and Mom’s Corners sent out, I had to do some guessing as how the bread was to be made. Jesse was a great help and became excellent at preparing the filling. Mary and Mom worked on mixing up some cookies that our family could have for a snack that evening after caroling. Everyone pitched in where needed, and there always seemed to be a stack of dishes to be washed!

Rolling into loaves.
Jesse mixing the filling.
Jesse mixing the filling.

Lunch time rolled by, and we were so busy that we forgot to fix anything. Mom decided that we would eat a larger/late lunch then we wouldn’t have to take time for supper. After Sarah sent out the Corners, she came up and helped! The afternoon went pretty smoothly as we kept the batches of bread moving through the oven. We then put cream cheese frosting on the top and tied ribbons with the card around the bread.

Sarah preparing to roll out the next batch of dough.
Sarah preparing to roll out the next batch of dough.
Rising bread
Rising bread
The timing on the different batches of bread is very difficult. We wrote notes for the different timing on the batches so that next year we would have that for a point of reference.
The timing on the different batches of bread is very difficult. We wrote notes about how long the bread took so that next year we would have that for a point of reference.
Mom was a wonderful help!
Mom was a wonderful help!
Mary putting the printed text into the cards.
Mary putting the printed note into the cards.
Finishing up the last loaves of bread.
Finishing up the last loaves of bread.

It was a busy day, but we enjoyed the time together. We were just barely ready when 6:00 arrived!

In Christ,

“And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35)

7 thoughts on “Cinnamon Bread Day”

  1. Dear Maxwells,
    I don’t know if you have heard but Mrs. Duggar had her baby last night. They named her Josie Brooklyn. She was 1 lb, 6 oz. Please be praying for them!
    Thank you.


  2. What a wonderul family spent day, and doing good for others in this season of giving. I wish I were a neighbor and had you coming to my home tonight. Your bread sounds so delicious, in fact, mom and I are going to bake up batches on Sunday for Zak (my son) to take to his shipmates out on Christmas Ship Sunday night. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

    We’ve recently moved and in the course of doing this we have decluttered and downsized and it feels so good. We have literally taken truckloads to the Salvation Army. For us it also seems to be the beginning of a new Christmas Spirit in our home, one that truely is of giving and sharing.

    Blessings, Mrs. Mari

  3. Hi Maxwell Family!
    I love all of your pictures it looks like you had a wonderful day of baking and the bread looks fabulous. I am going to give the recipe a try in the next couple of days! I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  4. Oh, I can’t wait till we carol this year! Could you send me a bit of that snow? I think it would look very nice on the cactus. 🙂
    The bread looks delicious! I am sooo hungry right now I think I could eat a whole loaf by myself!
    I imagine that you all worked so very hard that day and maybe even felt a bit of time pressure and tiredness, but I’m sure when everything came together at the end and you headed out to your neighbors, both they and you all were very blessed!
    All the aprons are so cute…well, Jesse’s is very manly. 🙂 Thank you for taking time to post about your baking/caroling evening.
    love and prayers,

  5. I enjoy reading the process of baking and preparing caroling. None of our neighbors carol so it is a great pleasure to read. I wish it snow more often here at the east coast. I just love the snow. Thanks for posting pictures also.

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