Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving Dinner

 I ended up making Thanksgiving dinner.  This is not very attractive but I remembered to take a photo after we had already dug in.  We had planned on having Asian food so I could take a break after all the shelter cooking.  I wanted to be able to make turkey sandwiches so I bought a turkey breast and roasted it.  I decided to make gravy with the carcass.  I had an extra bag of cranberries so I thought, why not make some sauce.  Then I made stuffing. I found a bag of peas in the freezer and made creamed peas and onions. Soon I realized I was actually making Thanksgiving dinner.
So I made some rolls.  I made coiled ones to eat with the main meal.  I used my mother's potato roll recipe.
 I made buns for the sandwiches.

 I make lots of different rolls but I still think these are the best ones.

 I changed the recipe this year.  Though these rolls have a wonderful flavor, they sometimes can get a bit heavy.  So I replaced the crisco  with butter and added more yeast....perfect!  Here is the recipe:

1-1/2 C. of water
2 eggs
2/3 C. sugar
1-1/2 tsp. salt
1T. rapid rise yeast
2/3 C. melt butter
1 C. mashed potatoes
7-1/2 C. flour

Pour the water into the bowl of your mixer.  Add the eggs, sugar, salt, yeast, butter and potatoes.  Beat the flour in cup by cup until you have a nice smooth ball of dough.  Place it in a buttered bowl and cover.  let it rise until doubled.  Form into whatever type of rolls you want.  Let rise for 30 minutes.  Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes until they look like the photo above.  Brush with melted butter when you take them out of the oven. 


Everyone seemed very happy that I made Thanksgiving dinner after all.


14 comments:

Nellie said...

Another dinner that definitely looks good enough to eat! Now there are leftovers for those turkey sandwiches!

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

Not bad having the energy to make Thanksgiving dinner after all that cooking! It does look yummy even if You already had dug in to it :-)

I've never had leftover sandwiches with turkey but plenty with the rests of the Yule ham :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Cottage Tails said...

I bet the family and the shelter men too enjoyed their meals.

Love Leanne

Patty Woodland said...

You are a mad woman in the kitchen! I made ham with corn pudding and roasted brussels sprouts. And pumpkin pie!

Laurie said...

I was hoping someone would cook for YOU!!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Laurie has a good point -- I hope your family take you out to fine restaurants where you can enjoy the food prepared by someone else for a change!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you didn't have to clean up!

TARYTERRE said...

Looks good. We had lobster on Thanksgiving. So now I'm obliged to make turkey tomorrow.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

I could make a meal of those rolls.

Barb said...

I bet your family loved the dinner!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Joyce..you MADE Thanksgiving this year! You and how you are with folks is what it's all about! You are so special. Now about that dinner... I smiled when I read that you went ahead and made your family a traditional dinner. GOOD for you!! Now thats a REAL mom that would do that! Much love to you!
Mona

sandra hagan said...

and a fine dinner it was.

looks very tasty. onions and peas in cream sauce, i've never tried these.

sandra hagan said...

and a fine dinner it was.

looks very tasty. onions and peas in cream sauce, i've never tried these.

Kay said...

That is a scrumptious looking dinner! It's making me want to bake something.