I am feeling much better today. Thank you for the get well wishes! We had a quiet, family Sunday dinner this afternoon.
Anna from Pleasant View Schoolhouse wrote a wonderful post on making soup this week and I used her tips to make a big pot of Vegetable Noodle soup.
My friend Dot, over at Beaneath the Shady Oak shared her yeast roll recipe with me and they were the best rolls I've ever had!
Dot's Yeast Rolls
This recipe works best if you have a large stand mixer. If you don't, go ahead and make it anyway. Just beat and beat the dough really well as you add the flour.
1 cup buttermilk
2 pkg. dry yeast
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup sugar
4-1/2 to 5 cups flour
Warm the milk in a small saucepan over low heat. Mix 1/3 of the milk with the dry yeast in a small bowl and let sit until bubbly. In a large bowl, combine remaining milk, melted butter, salt and sugar and beat until the sugar is dissolved. Then add the beaten eggs and bubbly yeast.
Add flour, 1/4 cup at a time, beating on high speed of stand mixer. This step should take at least 5 minutes. When the dough gets too stiff to beat, stir in rest of flour by hand, if necessary, to make a soft dough. Turn out onto floured surface and knead for 5 minutes, until smooth and satiny. Place dough in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise in warm place until light and doubled in size. (I have also covered the dough well and placed it in the refrigerator overnight. This works really well.)
Punch down the dough and divide up as evenly as possible into 24 pieces. Then divide each piece into 3 small pieces, rolling with your hands to make little balls. Put 3 balls into each muffin tin.
Cover rolls, and let rise again until double. (If you refrigerated the dough, this will take a little longer.)
Bake rolls at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan immediately and brush with melted butter. Makes 24 rolls.
I also made Anna's Gingerberead and it was perfect.
Combine and beat until smooth:
1 c. sugar
1 c. molasses
1 c. oil
In another bowl mix:
3/4 t. salt
1 t. cloves
1 t. ginger
1 t. cinnamon
2 c. flour
2 t. baking soda
Add to first bowl, then stir in:
1 c. boiling water.
Bake in greased and floured 8x8 pan at 350 for 45 minutes.
I sprinkled a little powdered sugar on the top. A dollop of whipped cream would be yummy too.
Thank you Anna and Dot, for making our Sunday dinner so delicious today!
With Thanksgiving and the Christmas holiday's not far off, I decided to do a little "Holiday Cleaning" this coming week. I haven't been doing my weekly cleaning schedule for the past month, instead, just doing a over-all cleaning each Friday. As a result, I have some areas that aren't looking too clean! I will be posting before and after pictures, as well as some of my favorite things from each room.
Tomorrow I will be cleaning the office and schoolroom. Let me know if you'd like to join me in getting our homes sparkling clean for the upcoming holidays!