Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thanksgiving Recipes

Here a couple of the recipes that I am making for the Thanksgiving Feast.

Dinner Rolls - the best in the world!

2 pkgs. Yeast (2 Tablespoon)
½ c warm water
½ tsp. sugar
2 c scalded milk
½ c butter
½ c sugar
2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
7 c flour

Activate yeast in the warm water with sugar. Cook the milk in the microwave for 3-4 minutes, bring to a slight boil. After milk is scalded put the butter into it to melt, cool to lukewarm. In a mixing bowl add milk/butter mixture, sugar and salt mix till incorporated. Then add eggs and 3 cups flour, beat well. Add the yeast and gradually add the remaining flour one cup at a time. Knead dough on flour surface until smooth. Let rise double in a greased bowl covered by plastic wrap then a towel. This will take about 1 ½ hours, the warmer the area the less time it will take to rise. When risen, punch the dough down and divide into 4 parts. Shape dough as desired. Bake on greased baking sheet and let rise 30-40 minutes, until light indentation of finger remains when touched. Bake at 400° for 8-12 minutes.

Savory Herb Stuffed Mushrooms

24 medium mushrooms, about 1 pound
4-6 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, or 2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (3-ounce) package low-fat cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves, or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
½ cup herb seasoned bread crumbs or crushed croutons

Preheat oven to 400° F.
Remove stems from mushrooms. Chop stems. Put 2-3 tablespoons in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan. Put the mushrooms down and then flip over so all sides are covered with oil. In a saucepan, add oil, chopped mushroom stems, onion and garlic and cook until tender. Take of the heat , stir in cream cheese, combining with fork if necessary. Add Parmesan cheese, parsley and herb seasoned bread crumbs. Mix thoroughly. Spoon about 1 tablespoon stuffing mixture into each mushroom cap. Bake until heated through, about 20-25 minutes.
Tip: To make ahead, prepare as directed but do not bake. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours. Bake as directed.

Hope ya'll enjoy!!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

This is the yummy double chocolate cake that I made for Valentines day. It was yummy licuous.

This is the center piece floral arrangement for our chapel at church.