I’m putting together my list for next Thursday and thought I’d share a few recipes I’ll be using. The Overnight Rolls Recipe is from Trisha Yearwood and I love it. I’ll be making the dough and baking these this weekend, then place in the freezer until they are popped back into the oven to warm up for Thanksgiving.. This is the easiest yeast roll recipe I’ve ever made and they taste like my Grandma Leona used to make. I’ll also be making my pie crust dough this weekend, patting into discs and then wrapping in saran wrap and foil for the freezer. These will go into the refrigerator to thaw a day before pie baking time. In addition to our pumpkin pies, I’ll be making this Caramel Upside Down Cake which was tweaked from a 1940’s cookbook of my Grandma Bertha.
Menu: Roasted Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Sweet Potato Casserole, Yeast Rolls, Butter, Cranberry Sauce, Caramel Upside Down Cake, Pumpkin Pie and Whipped Cream
Here is the schedule (I’m doing this more for me than you)
90% of grocery shopping is done
Turkey is in freezer defrosting
This weekend – Make yeast rolls and pie crusts for freezer, Set table
Monday – Last few shopping items
Tuesday – Pie crusts – freezer into refrigerator to thaw
Wednesday – Make pumpkin pies, caramel upside down cake, whipping cream, and sweet potato casserole
Thursday – Take rolls out of freezer, Turkey goes into oven at 10 a.m., Make stuffing, Cook green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy cranberry sauce, butter and salt/pepper on the table.
Cooking is one way of expressing love to my family. I pray you have a blessed Thanksgiving.