For our Friendsgiving celebration I brought in some friends to do the cooking. I want to thank Erica and Joey for pulling some recipes from my massive list and bringing them to Friendsgiving. They were all delicious. Look forward to more recipe making in the future with you! Here’s what they made:
Parker House Dinner Rolls - by Joey
I have been on a bread dough kick lately, ever since the leaves have changed I have enjoyed making dough in my kitchen. While I have a bread maker, nothing beats kneading dough when you are trying to work out your arms so that you can enjoy the said dough later with less guilt 😉
When our book club, let’s be honest wine and girl time club, was planning our Friendsgiving, I was very excited to step up and make the bread for the meal.
This recipe for parker house dinner rolls was very easy to follow and yielded rolls that were soft and pillowy that were a perfect accompaniment to our meal.
To make the rolls even more fitting for the Friendsgiving table I made some maple cinnamon butter ( 1c. softened butter, 1/4c. maple syrup, 2tsp. cinnamon)
The only suggestion I would make would be to adjust the temperature of the water that the yeast is dissolved in. I have experienced that yeast works best when the temperature of the water is around 105°F
Roasted Root Veggies - by Joey
Another recipe for Friendsgiving, roasted root veggies. A perfect recipe for this time of year that also utilizes vegetables that are in season and sometimes don’t get a lot of love when it comes to recipes (hello rutabaga).
I was shocked that the recipe didn’t call for any salt, so I added about a teaspoon of salt to the vegetable mixture, I think that this definitely helped bring out the caramelization of the vegetables. This with the rolls made for great sides to go with the main focus of the meal, the Turkey.
Caramel Apple Pecan Pie - by Erica
I totally LOVED this pie! I was worried that it would be too sweet with all of the caramel, but it was perfect! This was my first foray in to fruit pies, so it was quite the adventure! The hardest part of the recipe is peeling and coring all of the apples, I highly recommend getting something to do that! Other than that, the recipe comes together super quick and is DELICIOUS!
Dinner & a Movie
Bringing you food and drinks so that you can make movie night that much more delicious.
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