I am so blessed and so thankful to the Lord for His abundant provision in my life!
We had a lovely family dinner with my parents, my grandmother and my siblings and their families on Sunday. Then Monday we had a quiet day at home, just the three of us.
We even got out for a mini family photo shoot! My hubby took some great shots, and I just can't resist sharing a couple of them with you.
Now, I have never made homemade bread of any sort before, but I had seen a fun idea for 'thankful rolls' on Pinterest and I wanted to try it out!
|Source: Thankful Rolls from Pinterest via The Girl Who Ate Everything|
The idea of the thankful roll is to put a little message inside each roll. The guests at the table get to open their roll and share their message during the meal.
As the weekend drew closer I was getting a little nervous. What had I signed myself up for? Could I really successfully bake homemade rolls on my first attempt? I wasn't too sure.
Thankfully I came across a simple (but time consuming - lots of waiting for dough to rise) recipe on Ree Drummond's blog: The Pioneer Woman. I especially liked that it was a 'no kneading required' recipe.
|Source: The Pioneer Woman Blog - PW Dinner Rolls|
I read the recipe over carefully - at least 5 times! There were a few different stages of rising that the dough had to go through, so I wanted to be sure I had it all timed out properly.
While waiting for dough to rise, I typed out these little pieces to wrap in foil and place in the rolls before baking. My messages were sentences for each person to complete.
I am happy (and thankful!) to say that my rolls turned out successfully. Thank you Pioneer Woman!
They were sooo yummy (if I do say so myself!)
Everyone enjoyed eating them and sharing their thankful thoughts at our meal. Perhaps this could be a new tradition. What are your Thanksgiving meal traditions?
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