Friday, November 22, 2013


The leaves are all down, as are the temperatures. My pumpkins haven’t been chucked to the road, so all is well here at the homestead as I await the arrival of my kids for Thanksgiving.

Which means it’s time to lose the tights. Those which I wear frequently wear around the house during the colder months.  I won’t go into why it’s just what I do.  A little Nike second skin never hurt anyone. Being an empty nester, I need not worry about my kids abusing me like I’m some creepy old dude sporting my ultra fit and making Frittatas.

Who needs that?

All this talk of tights has me thinking about Thanksgiving, as they (those kids) will be descending on our home meaning I need to wear pants, play football and make some rolls.

And you thought I was giving you a Turkey recipe?  Dream on.  I've cooked that noise every which way to Friday and still don’t have a preference so you are on your own. But you, the reader of this dysfunctional blog, are hereby put on notice that YOU have NO excuse for not making fresh rolls for your gathering next week, and I am here (happily clad in second skin ( and pants)) to give you the easiest recipe to do so.

It’s called the no need to knead rolls, and they are delicious. Pay attention.

Do this Wednesday:

In a Pyrex

3T yeast
1 cup tepid water ( not hot now, it will kill the yeast)

Warm in a sauce pan the milk and sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves and let it all cool

3 cups milk
½ cup sugar

Then in a bowl combine:

4 eggs
2 T Salt
1 pound of butter melted and cooled slightly

Add the yeast milk sugar mix, then add

12 cups of flour and mix thoroughly 

Just mix to combine.  No need to knead (love that)

Place this in a bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight. Now go have a stiff eggnog.
Thursday, take the dough from the fridge and place it on a floured board.  
I like to let the dough warm a little here.  So drape a cover over it and go do something for 30 minutes.  Once the dough has warmed a little,  shape however you want, clover leaf, flat fold over, or just to keep this process simple, roll it and cut it like biscuits like these

Let them rise for about 30-40 minutes, then paint them with melted butter
Bake at 400 for about 30 minutes.  Remove from oven and hide them from your family, because they are addicting. This recipe makes over 30 rolls, depending on the size of your cutter.  If you have left overs, freeze them for another time. 
Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!!


  1. Now these look good. Do I have to wear tights to make them?

  2. No, it's not necessary, but let's face it, it's cold outside and both work with the chill.



  3. I cannot wait to make these, but, honestly, you just crack me up. You and Sharon and those kids of y'alls', handsome, gorgeous, brilliant, so gifted, and hilarious. It is simply not fair!

  4. Tim -- missed ya today. Made mini versions for the ham biscuits. Addictive is right -- my favorite roll recipe. Don't take this link down! --Ted