I love a birthday!!! My friends know that I have never just celebrated my birthDAY… but I celebrate my birthWEEK and my birthMONTH. September is the MONTH OF VAL... I don’t just do this for myself, but I also like to celebrate birthdays (and even half-birthdays) of those I love.
One of my favorite things to do is to have a fun breakfast celebration on the morning of the birthday. My kids still joke about the time I learned that you shouldn’t stick birthday candles in hot pancakes or you will have to pick wax all out of your pancakes!
I have always had an affinity for cheese danishes. You know, the delicate little pastries that you find most often at breakfast buffets in hotels? They don’t need to be a fancy variety – no strawberries or chocolate – just a plain cheese danish.
I crave them at times and my co-workers laugh at me. I mean, we have a BAKERY in the bottom of our office building and they don’t have cheese danishes?!?!? SO NOT COOL.
This obsession with cheese danishes goes way back for me. I will never forget the one AWFUL time that I decided to buy a cheese danish wrapped nicely in plastic from a gas station on my drive back from Athens, Georgia. I was 17 years old and I remember it like it was yesterday. I bit into the danish and the cheese actually crumbled like powdered cheese in my mouth. I almost threw up in my car.
Thankfully, I have grown past that moment and appreciate more than ever a truly YUMMY cheese danish.
For Crawford’s birthday celebration last year I decided to try another Pinterest recipe. I admittedly had selfish motives because it sounded so heavenly that I couldn’t wait to try it. It was a wild success with the kids at the sleepover and it was a wild success in my office when I made one and took it to work.
The girls at the sleepover said it tasted like a cinnamon roll in a casserole dish. I think that’s a pretty fabulous description. Add a little fruit on the side and some bacon and you have a great (and easy) breakfast to try this weekend!
-2 cans pillsbury butter crescent rolls
-2 (8oz) packages cream cheese (softened)
-1 cup sugar
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1/4 cup butter (melted)
-Cinnamon & sugar
Unroll and spread 1 can crescent rolls on bottom of un-greased pan. Combine softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Spread mixture over crescent rolls. Unroll and spread remaining crescent rolls over mixture. Spread melted butter over the top and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.