Friday, December 7, 2007

Dinner with the Newlyweds

Last night, we had a fun dinner with Nina and John, a.k.a. the Newlyweds. I baked a small turkey with some cornbread dressing, potatoes, gravy and green beans. Nina brought Paula Deens fudge for dessert.
The rolls in the center of table are a very simple recipe that I have been making ever since I was a newlywed way back in 1980. I think they are even better now because I use a well seasoned Pampered Chef stone baking dish to bake them in. This was my first piece of PC stoneware and I got it at a garage sale in 1995.
If you don't want to pay full price for PC things, look at garage sales. It is amazing how many things are for sale. I found another PC 13 x 9 just like my first one at a garage sale 2 houses down from my house this summer. I bought it for just $3 and gave it to my mom.

Newlywed Roll Recipe

1 cup warm water

2 t yeast

1/4 each of oil and sugar

1 t salt

about 3 cups of Flour

Mix the yeast with the warm water and sugar. After the yeast starts to work, stir in the salt, oil and flour. Stir well and then knead as much or as little as you feel like. (I do about 30 seconds or so) Put the dough back into the mixing bowl and let rise. Press out the dough about 3/4 inch thick and cut into circles. Put in a greased pan and let them rise again. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until nicely browned. Serve with butter.


  1. I look funny, since John completely pulled me out of my chair for the picture. :)

  2. I agree about PC at yard sales! That's where I've gathered all of mine.

    Still lookin' for your casserole dish, though : )

  3. You don't mean 3 cups of sugar do you? I think you mean 3 cups of flour. I like to bake rolls too...and I know how easy it is to have my fingers get ahead of my brain when I'm typing out a recipe. The rolls look wonderful!

  4. What an adorable couple - congrats to them. Hey, do you make anniversary dinners? My 11th is coming up soon. Love, Esther

  5. All the food on your blog this week looks fantastic! You have been a busy cook. Your home has a smile!!!

  6. All the food on your blog this week looks fantastic! You have been a busy cook. Your home has a smile!!!

  7. Grandma P
    I am so glad you caught my error, 3 cups of sugar would not work at all. Even though we Southerners do like all our food sweet!


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