Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bread Maker Dinner rolls

This is my first attempt to make dinner rolls.  I'm using this recipe  http://tammysrecipes.com/just_like_lamberts_throwed_rolls

12 large dinner rolls
1 teaspoon sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons (1 pkg.) active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (110-115 degrees F)
1 cup warm milk (110-115 degrees F)
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups all-purpose or bread flour

Bread machine instructions:
Put 1 teaspoon sugar, the yeast, and the warm water into the bread machine. Allow to rest for 5 minutes. Add the warm milk, melted butter, sugar, and egg. Add 3 1/2 cups of the flour, and add the teaspoon of salt on top of the flour. Start the DOUGH cycle. Check dough after 10-15 minutes and add more flour if needed (I use exactly 4 cups).
Allow DOUGH cycle to finish and the continue at step 5 above

5. Liberally butter a 12-cup muffin pan. With buttery hands, deflate the dough and divide into 24 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Place two balls in each muffin cup. Gently grease the tops and cover with a clean towel.
6. Let rolls rise in a warm place until nearly doubled in size, about 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake rolls for 20-25 minutes, until tops are browned and rolls are done. (Check rolls after 15 minutes, and cover loosely with foil to prevent excess browning, if needed.)
Toss hot rolls and serve with butter, honey, and/or sorghum molasses!

Can't wait for them to be done, and see how they taste :D  I'll come back with a review and pic!

What is your favorite bread recipe??

Monday, July 4, 2011


I've been using coupons for a few years now. But I've been using way more in the last 6 months.  It's quite a rush when you get great deals or free stuff!  I get my coupons by ordering them online, tearpads in stores or from trading.  Here's four online site where you can get free coupons send to your home:


Do you do couponing?  Where do you get your coupons from?

Menu for the week of July 4th-July 10th

Here's our menu for this week.  I'll try to include more veggies.  We have lacking in this department ;)

Monday: Brown Macaroni with hamburger, mushroom and veggies
Tuesday: Partridge, wedge potatoes and some kind of veggies (will look to see what is on sale)
Wednesday: Left over (garbage are on Thursday)
Thursday: Baked egg noodle pasta with cream of mushroom, chicken, brocoli, cauliflower, carotts and cheese
Friday: Chicken Fajitas serve with a green salad
Saturday: Hotdog, Sausage with either potatoes or pasta salad, raw veggies
Sunday: We'll see what we feel like

Do you do a meal plan? If so what is your meal plan for this week?

Chocolate Chips Banana Bread

I finally successfully made a good banana bread for the first time.  Every other time that I tried before, there was never enough bananas in the recipes.  This one was a hit with the whole family. Here's the recipe that I used:

2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
3 very ripe bananas, mashed
1 c. chopped pecans or walnuts (optiona)
1-1 1/2 c. chocolate chips

Sift flour, baking soda and salt together. Cream butter, sugar and eggs in mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add flour mixture gradually, beating well after each addition. Add bananas; mix well. Stir in pecans and chocolate chips. Pour into greased and floured loaf pans. Bake at 350 F. for 45-60 minutes or until loaf tests done.  From http://sweetandspicyco.blogspot.com/2010/04/chocolate-chip-banana-bread.html