I'm starting to run out of steam, folks. Dinner feels so overwhelming. I'm supposed to figure out what to make every.single.night? Huh? Did I agree to this? I'm all for cold cereal- I mean it's rather delicious, don't you think? These later stages of pregnancy leave me feeling exhausted and by the time dinner rolls around- I'm just over it. I imagine it would help if I planned meals out in advance for the week....you know, it wouldn't leave me searching the fridge at 5:00 trying to throw something together for dinner. But we eat, we always do but I'm in need of some new, quick, fresh, delicious recipes (enter:YOU)Can you help a girl out? Here's some help: we don't usually buy red meat (we eat it, we just don't buy it) so it's chicken for us (or we're happy to do vegetarian) I'm not crazy about white saucy, cassaroley things. We love pasta, rice, the kids will eat pretty much any veggie. Salads are good- have a good dinner salad? We like Mexican, soups...we have all the tools for homemade pizza. I prefer to make everything from scratch so if you have a recipe that doesn't include 'pre-made anything' send it my way! I realize I'm sounding picky- we'll eat anything that's not nailed down.
Anyway, if you could post your favorite recipe in the comments section, I'll pick a few out to make this week and post the results here. It would mean so much and who doesn't need some new dinner idea's right? I'll share Grandma's roll recipe because it's pretty irresistible! We (by 'we' I mean 'I') made these this afternoon.
A quicker roll than refrigerator rolls, this is a good bet for finger sandwiches.
• 3 T. yeast
• 1 cup warm water
• 1 tsp. sugar
• 2 cups milk
• 2/3 cup shortening**
• 3/4 cup sugar
• 4 tsp. salt
• 2 eggs, beaten
• 9-10 cups flour
Add yeast and sugar to warm water & set aside. Combine scalded milk with shortening, salt, and sugar. Cool. Add yeast mixture and eggs. Mix in 8 cups of flour. Knead until smooth, adding 1-2 cups flour. Raise 1 hour. Shape in balls and place in greased casserole dishes. Let rise until double. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes. Makes 4 dozen rolls.
**We don't buy shortening so I checked a few online resources which said you can substitute it for butter. 1 C shortening= 1 C + 2 Tbsp butter. I'm now realizing I completely added the wrong amount of butter. 2/3 is = to 11 Tbsp and I just halved that by adding 5 1/2 TBSP, which is wrong...but it still worked out...Also, we halved the recipe and it made just under 2 dozen rolls.
A little butter & raspberry preserves. Delish! Here's to a good week!