Male or Female?

*Warning this may be a little scandalous for those of you with tender hearts, but you'll probably be the ones who get the biggest kick out of it.  You know who you are!  Those who are so good, but deep down inside you like a little sassiness.   This post is for you!*

So what is it male or female?  Which would you prefer?  I know I always go for the males if given a choice.  Years ago when my Jimmy worked at the Great Harvest Bread on 25th St. in Ogden he was working the counter bimbo shift when an older woman came in and asked for a male cinnamon roll.  A male cinnamon roll James questioned.  "Yah, you know the one with the nuts!"  The woman replied.  James blushed, and felt like he was almost sexually harassed.    It takes a lot for Jimmy to blush, but this little woman accomplished that.  It's been male or female at our house ever since.   Always with a giggle of course.

I love male fudge, but my Jimmy seems to like female fudge.  I love male cookies, and of course J love female cookies.  Maybe it's just our genetic background.  I love James and he loves me.  So this morning being the wonderful muther I am, I made cinnamon rolls for my little clan.  I made the first dozen female, and the second dozen male.  In reality I should have only made one male cinnamon since the family seems to prefer females.  So I have an entire pan to myself.  I'm eating for 2 now though, so I figure I might as well do it right.  
Yes you heard me right. We're having baby #5.  Jed will be 16 and Seth will be 8.  Laugh your guts out if you must.  I know I did when I found out that my friend Merideth was expecting, Tesha was having twins again, and Rachel was having #6.   I have to remember there is a bigger picture out there, and sometimes my plans don't fall quite in line with the eternal perspective.   Hence my lack of blogging the last few months.  I have to admit food has been my worst enemy.  It stinks, it smells, it lingers, and it stays on my loved ones breath for ever.  I wanted to barf at the slightest hint of garlic, bread, bacon........ even my favorite Chicken Enchilada soup.  My entire church smelled like garlic one Sunday.  I told James I was never going back, but I tell him that all the time.  I always go back.  But I'm feeling better now.  I haven't cried in 2 weeks, and I'm finely getting used to the fact that we aren't done.  My mother has been giddy, and my sister-in-law Katie is expecting too.  I'm not alone!!  My sister Hollie told me that I've always wanted and needed a 5th, but I was just too afraid to ask.  I believe her.  Heavenly Father knew he had to get this baby here by miraculous means, and he did.    

So I'm finely back to cooking.  Just in time for the holidays.  James was squeezing me last night in bed and told me how glad he was to have his Lisa back.  12 weeks of not feeling good is hard on loved ones, and I missed myself too, but I'm back.  I'll try to keep the posts coming, but for now I hope you enjoy the delicious male cinnamon rolls.  Happy gestation!!

My Favorite Roll Recipe
2 1/8 cups warm water
2 tablespoons active dry yeast

2 teaspoons salt
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup white sugar
6 cups bread flour

raisins and nuts optional for cinnamon rolls

In a large bowl, combine warm water, yeast, salt, oil, sugar, and 3 cups flour. Mix thoroughly, and let sponge rise until doubled in size.
Gradually add about 3 cups flour, kneading until smooth. Place dough in a greased bowl, and turn several times to coat. Cover with a damp cloth. Allow to rise until doubled.
Punch down the dough, let it rest a few minutes. Divide dough into 2 equal parts. Shape into loaves, and place in three 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch greased bread pans.  Or divide dough into 2 and roll out for cinnamon rolls.  It makes about 2 dozen cinnamon rolls or orange rolls.   Let rise until almost doubled.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 45 minutes for loaves or 20-25 mins for cinnamon rolls.

Cream Cheese Frosting 
 1 8 oz. package Cream Cheese
1 cube butter
powdered sugar 
1/2 t. cinnamon 
milk to thin

Beat ingredients together until smooth and creamy.  Spread over warm cinnamon rolls.


  1. We Wayments must be some of the sacandalous ones...Robbie texted me from work to read this...said it was "very funny". He was right. Congrats on #5...just think how much help you will have! You already have 4 baby sitters. We now have #4 here and not a single one is old enough to go to school! We are excited for you guys! I might have to make some female ones tonight! Yummy recipe!

  2. Congratulations! I am really excited for you guys and I am glad you are feeling better. I loved the post...male or female...lol!

  3. Oh Lis, I am thrilled for you. We are desperately trying to adopt again. Hopefully we can have babies the same age. I want to get together again soon. Isn't this a little like Eric when we were 12?

  4. I myself prefer male! Thanks for the recipe! I know they'll be good coming from you. Remember my arms are always open to hold a little baby, if I'm faster than Kenna!

  5. oh my goodness! Congrats to you and James both!
    I have wondered where you have been~ I am a bit of a blog stalker~ I have read many of your posts, and made a lot of recipes you have provided.
    We would love to get together next time we get to Logan~or~ you are always welcome in our neck of the Idaho Falls woods! =)
    Congrats again~
    Brian and Misty Perkes

  6. oh....I was reading on my phone while nursing a little one ;) I had to get right up and come and type a comment! Yay!!!! we can be parent/grandparents together (I just know one of the little ones friends are going to ask why they live with their grandparents someday) I only wish we lived closer, I/we will have to make new friends with the parents that they go to school with because all of our friends will be so done with that stage and moved on. Anyway...you will be surprised, I am LOVING these boys. I was so worried, my entire pregnancy I would see babies and kindof gag to myself, I had no desire to have a baby, BABIES!! But it's so crazy, these are my very favorite babies ever! I don't know if it is because I'm older and wiser or if it is cuz I have so many helpers. They are just so easy to love. So much eaiser than Gage and Gracey ever were! I am so excited for you! Can't wait to hear all the details! Due Date / baby girl or baby boy. (with or with out nuts ?? :) I like only having one princess! She is plenty in our home! Well thanks for making my day! Love ya!

  7. congratulations! very exciting. glad you're feeling better.

    as for the whole male/female thing: sometimes i feel like a nut, sometimes i don't. and that's a fact. ;)

  8. I thought you were going to make an announcement with your last post "Circle of Life". And then I saw "Male or Female" and couldn't believe it was about nuts and not the gender of your unborn baby.

    Glad to hear you are feeling better and to see a new recipe.

    And just think how lucky you are to be able to prepare your older kids for parenthood by showing them how to take care of this little baby.

  9. congrats! i heard thru the grapevine of your great news! emma will be in heaven, i loved having little ones when i was in the teen years. it made motherhood seem pretty natural and the transition for me was easy. i have to tell you that last night i added a fat slice of razzleberry pie to a milkshake - lisa, i died right there. it was soooo delightful. whne your belly and nose get right again, you must indulge. congrats again!
    p.s. our church smelled of B.O. the last nine months for me. it got so bad i could smell them before they started sweating.....blech...

  10. Woohoo for you!!! Babies are such a nice way to start people.
    Personally, I am a "male" lover...

  11. you were in my dream last night. you were giving me personal lessons on how to make my favorite cake: spice cake with walnut frosting (don't ask me. i've never even had one before). oh, and for some reason there were mandarin oranges in it and you said mandarins were made mostly of honey. anyway, you weren't pregnant, but you had a 5-ish year old boy. i'm not prophesying or anything, but i think you should be thinking of boy names.

  12. What is this world coming to...with the elderly wanting to be parents...

  13. Lisa, I'm so excited for you! You make me smile!

  14. Oh My STARS and GARTERS!!!! How awesome Lisa.... CONGRATS!! Oh, and I have always refered to them as Neutered Brownies. I think you are the only one who I ever had to not worry about saying that around. I am excited to try the cinnamon rolls. I am in search of the perfect cinnamon roll ya know! Love and miss you tons Lisa!!

  15. oh, how i love your posts lis. it makes me feel like i am at the bakery with you and blushing over your lovely comments and descriptions. you already know that we are very excited at our house for #5.



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