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 😉
Chewy Crescent Rolls
1 cup warm water
4 Tbs. dry active yeast
4 tsp. sugar
2 cans of evaporated milk
2 cups warm water
1 Tbs. salt
1 cup sugar
13 cups of flour
1 cube butter, melted
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Place the warm water, yeast and sugar into a bread mixer and let it sit for 5 minutes or until the yeast is bubbly. Then add the milk, more warm water, eggs, salt, sugar and six of the cups of flour. Let the dough knead together and then one cup at a time add the additional seven cups of flour. Once all of the flour is incorporated let the dough mix for 10 minutes on medium speed. Cover the dough in the bowl with a towel and let rise for one hour or until the dough has reached the top of the bowl. Take the dough and pour it onto a greased countertop. Divide the dough into four equal pieces. Roll each fourth out into a large round circle. Brush top of the dough with melted butter. Use a pizza cutter to cut pizza shaped slices about 2 1/2 inches wide around the circle, 12 rolls per circle. Roll the triangles up starting at the wide end. Pinch dough at the end of the triangle to seal the edge. Place on a greased baking sheet. This recipe will fill two cookie sheets. Let rise until doubled in size, about one hour. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Remove rolls and brush with more butter. Makes 48 rolls.
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