How was your Thanksgiving? I hope you all had a wonderful time and was able to spend some time with family and friends. We had a really fun weekend. My sister and her family came into town so we loved having a house full of cousins, lots of great food and fun together. We had a hilarious game of flag football with all of the cousins and it was a riot. Our first annual cousin turkey-bowl consisted of 16 kids 14 and under, three dads, one grandpa and me. My sisters were home cooking which meant I was the designated mom to play. You’d be surprised but I was a star powder puff player back in my day 😉 We had a great time, despite after each play at least one of the 16 kids would leave the field crying. We had black eyes, bruised knees, twisted ankles and yet we all couldn’t help but laugh in hysterics! We played for over two hours and had a blast! If you need a new tradition, this one is a keeper! My Dad is HUGE into traditions. He is always saying, a strong family consists of lots of traditions. He is always excited when he can start a new one. Cousin Turkey Bowl will live on to see another year if I have any say! 🙂
My Dad couldn’t help but join in the injury fun and lay on the ground pretending he was hurt. Who knew we had such great actors in our family.
I would love to hear what your favorite Thanksgiving traditions are. This is my favorite time of year because all of the fun memories we get to create with our families. We love traditions and I really feel that is why my extended family is so close. Throughout the month of December I will be sharing with you some of my favorite family traditions and I would love to hear about yours! Hopefully we can all spend this month focusing on the true meaning of Christmas and enjoy the time spent with family. Happy Holidays!
Now..about these rolls. They are now my top, favorite roll of all time! My sister got this recipe from a friend (thank you friend!) and my sisters and I all made this recipe and it was loved and approved by all of us! My favorite aspect to this recipe is there is no oil or butter in the dough. You would think this might make them dry, but the evaporated milk makes these crescent rolls extremely chewy. They are flakey, soft, moist and everything you want in a dinner roll. I am now officially ranking my favorite rolls recipes as these number one, Dinner Crescent Rolls number two and Lion House Rolls number three. Yep, it’s official. These are the three best rolls on the planet 😉
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 2 Tbs. dry active yeast
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 1 can of evaporated milk
- 1 cups warm water
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 6 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 stick butter melted
- Place the cup of hot water, yeast and sugar into a bread mixer with a dough hook and mix for 30 seconds. Let rest for 5 minutes or until the yeast is bubbly. Add the can of evaporated milk, cup of warm water, eggs, salt, sugar and half of the flour. Mix until combined together. Add the rest of the flour one cup at a time until the dough begins to come away from the sides.
- Let the dough mix for 10 minutes and then turn off the mixer and put a towel over the bowl. Let the dough rise for one hour or until the dough has reached the top of the bowl. Take the dough out of the bowl and place on a greased countertop (you can use just a little bit of canola oil).
- Divide the dough into 2 equal pieces. Roll each fourth out into a large round circle. Brush top of the dough with melted butter. Cut the dough into 8 equal parts. Grease a baking sheet. Roll each triangle up starting at the wide end. Pinch dough at the end of the triangle to seal the edge.
- Place the dough on a greased baking sheet. This recipe will fill one cookie sheet. Let the rolls rise until they have doubled in size, about one hour.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Remove the rolls and brush with more butter.