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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your stories with me as well.

Monday, November 22, 2010

My three items for Thanksgiving dinner

This year our family will all be together at Dad's house in Oak Ridge, TN. He is taking care of ordering the ham and turkey and us girls are all each making a couple of side dishes. My side dishes will be sweet potato crunch, butterhorn rolls, and stuffing. I will be honest and tell you that the stuffing will be coming out of a Stove Top box. I grew up with Stove Top and I don't see any problem with continuing with tradition. LOL It's super easy to make and I actually love the taste better than homemade. The sweet potato crunch and butterhorn rolls will be homemade. The butterhorn rolls are my Grandma's recipe and I'll always remember the way her kitchen smelled when she pulled them out of the oven. The rolls melt in your mouth!

Here's the recipe:

2 cups milk, scalded
2 packages of yeast
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup shortening
6 eggs, beaten
1 cup sugar
9 cups of flour

Add yeast to cooled milk. Mix shortening, sugar, and salt with mixer on slow. Add milk and yeast to shortening, sugar, and salt mixture. Add beaten eggs. Add 1/2 of flour and increase speed for two minutes. Stir in remaining flour by hand and knead dough. Put in bowl, cover, and let rise. After dough has risen, divide the dough in six parts. Roll each portion into a nine inch circle. Brush with butter. Cut each circle like a pizza so you should have about 6 triangle wedges. Start at wide end and roll. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 425 degrees for about 10 minutes. Brush with butter while hot.

1 comment:

  1. They look amazing! Love family recipes that bring back special memories! Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family!