This is an oven testing recipe. Unintentionally. Have you heard about how you can test your oven for hot spots by spreading out a bunch of bread slices on a sheet and toasting them to see which parts get brown first? Well I never wanted to do that because it seemed like a waste of bread, but for this recipe you need to do it so I got to test my oven and eat the bread! Oh, and yes, this is another Thanksgiving post. So sue me. (Please don’t.)
For 2017’s Thanksgiving I really wanted to make this. I had never made pumpkin pie and it seemed like it could be fun to try. Especially since I have such good luck with this cookbook and she made it sound so good. And that is all from someone who is indifferent to pumpkin pie. But then the Chiplet was born and making a pie wasn’t really something I was thinking of at that point. Especially when we ended up having a quiet Thanksgiving with only 3 of us eating it. So fast forward to this year. I liked that most of the parts could be done ahead and in sections. Also, the Fudgelet really wanted to try different traditional foods so I went full traditional.
It is May and I am still sharing stuff from Thanksgiving of 2017. Forgive me? I mean, it’s not like you can’t have rolls all year long. We have had these outside of Thanksgiving, too. I really like how easy this recipe is and it is pre-buttered. The salt in the dough and on top really brings out the buttery flavor, too. These are a new favorite roll recipe for me.
As I expected, the Chiplet arrived early. Even earlier than I expected, especially since I had started to doubt myself. I had no indications he was coming anytime soon, so I figured I was just being overly hopeful. Here I was with so many things ready (although I still had a couple tasks I hadn’t done since I had been feeling poorly the week prior to his arrival), and I figured I had jinxed myself. That he was not only coming later, but maybe even late!
So, Happy Thanksgiving and here is something I am thankful for this year that I didn’t even predict last year:
Come back next week for more pictures and the birth story!
Weeeelllll. Not quite. The Fudgelet is turning 5 months this weekend. So, this is pretty close. 🙂 Anyway, you might have been wondering what he has been up to over this past month. It seems like the month has gone quickly! He has definitely been improving some of his previous skills. Now, I pretty much never need to hold his head. (This makes holding him much easier.) You can tell he is getting close to rolling from his back to his belly, but he just isn’t there yet.
Merry Post-Christmas! For those of you who celebrate, I hope you had a nice time with family. We again visited Maryland after just being back for Thanksgiving. (It was such a short time between this year!) I figured today is a good day to share some holiday pictures from over the past month. No recipes today, just photos. Tune in next week for some new recipes!
Originally today was going to be another recipe that was completely unrelated to the events of this past week, but when Joanna of Midwestern Bite sent me a message asking about my Thanksgiving and how it works with the combined cultures….well, I decided I could post about it and our combined cultural experiences.
If you continue past the break, you will find the recipe for a boozy cranberry sauce.