thanksgiving preparations


We are hosting thanksgiving dinner for our family on Thursday and this morning I began preparations.

I made the rolls…….


let in a kitty


kept making rolls….


including a round pan of cinnamon rolls to be baked on Thursday morning for breakfast.

(for you, E)



At this point, everything went into the freezer.  On thursday morning I will take the rolls out and put them in pans to rise and then bake them so they are nice and fresh for our feast day.


next I will make a couple of


pies, but first some


coffee.  With




8 thoughts on “thanksgiving preparations

    • ROLLS

      4 cups milk
      3/4 cup sugar
      1 T. salt
      1/2 cup butter
      3 cups water-divided
      2 T yeast or 2 packages
      2 eggs
      close to 5 lb bag of flour

      Mix 1 cup of warm water with the yeast and set aside. Heat milk, sugar, salt, and butter until dissolved–let cool. Add 2 cups cold water to mixture. Add the 2 cold eggs to the milk mixture. Combine the yeast mixture with the milk mixture. Add enough flour till the right consistency. (Approximately 5 lbs).
      Knead dough till smooth on a flour surface. Place in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a kitchen towel. Let rise for about 2 hours (until doubled in size). Punch down dough-knead-then shape rolls or roll out for sweet rolls.
      Place rolls in a greased pan and cover and let rise till doubled– about half an hour.
      Bake at 350 for 24-25 minutes, till golden brown and rolls sound hollow when tapped.
      Makes about 3-4 dozen dinner rolls and a 9 by 13 plan of sweet rolls.


      Cinnamon Sugar Mixture: 2 cups sugar 3 T cinnamon 1 stick melted butter

      Roll dough to about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick on a floured surface. Pour on melted butter and spread to edges. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Roll up and slice about inch thick with a sharp knife. Place in well greased pan.

    • Hi Erin, yes I made the apple pies today. Once they were completely cooled, I wrapped them in foil and put them in the freezer. I’ll take them out on Wednesday night and leave them on the counter until we eat them.

  1. Oh don’t let me say it…but I must….. your on a roll! 😆 Looks like a yummy feast will occur with your family. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Oh what a good idea to make the dough ahead of time and freeze it!!!! I love that in the USA thanks giving is a bigger deal. Wish it was a bigger deal in Canada..although I don’t need to stop myself from making it a big deal and we usually have lots of company over. I guess I like the fact that you guys have it so close to Xmas….its one long season of thankfulness and festivities:) Do you put up your xmas tree right after?
    I have a question for you..were you able to save all your posts from xanga?

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