Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner I thought I would share with you a couple of recipes that I tried recently. I made a mini-Thanksgiving for my little family (basically Chanse and I, but Rosalie sampled some things too), and I tried both of these recipes. It was super fun to do my own Thanksgiving meal, and these recipes turned out really well so I wanted to share them with you.
But first a picture of my favorite kitchen helper.....
The first recipe that I want to share with you is the recipe for these amazing dinner rolls. My mom has made these for years, and I just love them. They are so easy to make, and they taste incredibly good :) Chanse loves putting honey on them, but I myself love dipping them in gravy.
- 1 1/3 cup warm milk
- ½ cup butter
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ sugar
- 4 cups flour (add more flour if necessary, ½ cup, 1 tablespoon)
- 1 heaping tablespoon yeast
- Simply add all of the ingredients into your bread machine in this order, and turn it on the "dough" setting. It will take about 1 hour and 30 minutes to mix and then rise.
- Once the dough is done in the crockpot, you will roll it out into a large circle. I put oil down on my kitchen table before rolling out the dough so that it wouldn't stick. Flour will also work.
- Once your dough is rolled out into a large circle, use a pizza cutter to cut the dough like a pizza.
- Take each triangle shape and roll it up.
- Place each roll on a pan, and then bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 17 minutes.
This little cutie was having a good time in the kitchen with me :)
The next recipe that I want to share with you is one of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes, sweet potatoes. I am not talking the healthy kind, I am meaning the candied sweet potatoes with brown sugar and marshmallows. I mean it is Thanksgiving right?! Splurge a little! ;)
All cut up in the crockpot and ready to cook.
I forgot to take a picture after they had broiled in the oven.(So I don't have exact measurements for this recipe because, well, I didn't measure anything ha. I can try to give you a round house measurement though. In my opinion a lot of it is up to you and your preference for sweetness though, so keep that in mind :)
Crockpot Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes
- 4 sweet potatoes
- 1/2 cup- 1 cup brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups marshmallows
- Peel your sweet potatoes and cut them up into small pieces.
- Spray your crockpot with cooking spray or some type of oil and place the sweet potatoes inside.
- Cook on low for about 5-6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours (depending on your crockpot)
- Once they are done, you simply mix in all of the ingredients (minus the marshmallows) right in the crockpot using a hand mixer.
- You then remove the sweet potatoes from the crockpot and place them in a baking dish.
- Sprinkle marshmallows on top, and broil them in the oven until they are golden brown.
*Notes: As I said earlier, your measurements may be more or less according to your preference. Also I ended up adding a little bit of milk to the sweet potatoes as they were cooking to help keep them moist. Also I want to add that while I liked these sweet potatoes, I prefer them when they are boiled :)
Rosalie approved of both recipes and was a great kitchen buddy :)
Hope you enjoy!
*What are some of your Thanksgiving favorite?
*Any good recipes you'd like to share?