Hi all. I just wanted to take time before all the holiday shenanigans to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving. My side of the family had our Thanksgiving celebration on Saturday since I have to work all weekend this weekend. It was really nice to see everyone. I had 7 people over plus Nathan and I of course, so it was just enough people to really feel like you were cooking for people, but not enough to feel overwhelmed.
I made my usual Thanksgiving menu of a 20 pound Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce and rolls. The rolls were the best by far, if I do not say so myself. I didn’t even manage to get a picture of them, so sad. They were the last thing out of the oven before we ate, and the moment I set them down they were devoured. That is a sign that they are good 🙂 I will post the recipe below.
We also had my moms dogs Baxter and Daisy, and my brothers dog Piper. So cute. Harley loves playing host to them and ran himself ragged trying to keep up with them.
After dinner we all sat around and talked. We ate at 3pm so it wasn’t long before everyone had to leave for their long trip home. It was awful weather up north so I was glad to hear everyone made it home safe.
Before they left Daisy had to get her cuddles in.
We tried to have quiet time
We finally all calmed down right before everyone had to leave.
It was FREEZing in our house too. Nathan kept opening the windows to let the humidity from the stove out, and it felt like it was about 60 degrees in there.
So here’s hoping to everyone having a great Thanksgiving day. Be safe in all those storms across the country!!
Sweet Dinner Rolls- from allrecipes.com
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup warm milk
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup white sugar
1 tsp salt
3-3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 (25 oz) package of active dry yeast
1/4 cup butter
Place all ingredients in bread maker, dry stuff first and then liquids.
Select Dough/ Knead cycle and press start.
When cycle finished, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, divide dough in half and roll each half into a 12 inch circle.
Spread 1/4 cup butter over entire round. Cut each circle into 8 wedges. Roll wedges starting at wide end. Place pointed side down on ungreased cookie sheet. Cover with clean dry towel and put in a warm place. Let rise 1 hour. (mine rose for about 3 hours on top of the stove).
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400F and bake in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes until golden.