Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Two Thanksgiving Recipes: Homemade Dinner Rolls and Crockpot Sweet Potatoes

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.
Pre-oven
Post-oven
Homemade Dinner Rolls


Ingredients
  • 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


Directions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Once your dough is rolled out into a large circle, use a pizza cutter to cut the dough like a pizza.
  4. Take each triangle shape and roll it up.
  5. Place each roll on a pan, and then bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 17 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!


 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

Ingredients

  • 4 sweet potatoes 
  • 1/2 cup- 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups marshmallows
Directions
  1. Peel your sweet potatoes and cut them up into small pieces. 
  2. Spray your crockpot with cooking spray or some type of oil and place the sweet potatoes inside. 
  3. Cook on low for about 5-6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours (depending on your crockpot)
  4. Once they are done, you simply mix in all of the ingredients (minus the marshmallows) right in the crockpot using a hand mixer.
  5. You then remove the sweet potatoes from the crockpot and place them in a baking dish.
  6. 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!
xoxo
Rachel

*What are some of your Thanksgiving favorite?
*Any good recipes you'd like to share?

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