Baking Date: August 17, 2013
Today, our football team hosted the weigh-ins for all the teams in our division. From 8:00am – noon, swarms of kids, coaches and parents descended on an elementary school across the road from our football field to attend this mandatory event. For our football program alone, 7 teams of boys (and a few girls this year) must be weighed in to ensure they are not over the league maximum for their age group. Our program alone has over 200 kids.
The host organization has to direct traffic, parking, and pedestrians for hundreds of individuals, which falls to the coaches and a number of parent volunteers. This takes place on a two-lane country road with no shoulder, that separates the school from the park. We even have one of the football parents who is also an EMT on site — just in case.
This year, I made all the volunteers a treat and took it to weigh-ins around 11:00am. I figured they had put in a busy morning and deserved some nourishment. My husband was one of the volunteers this year, along with 21 other individuals.
I made Cinnamon Roll Cake. It’s a good breakfast item, and would probably be great for a brunch. Some items to note: the 25 – 30 minute time for baking is too short. I find that 55 minutes is the perfect time. Also, I’ve used cream cheese frosting instead of the recipe frosting, for more of the “Cinnabon” flavor. I just used a canned cream cheese frosting for this, but put the frosting on while the cake is still warm so that it melts.
So, thanks to all the volunteers who helped keep the players, coaches, parents and drivers safe today. I hope a little bit of sweetness was just the thing to make it all worth while.