Sunday, August 24, 2008


Here are the rolls Hannah requested. We usually had these for Sunday dinner growing up and always when we had company. Our mom taught us early on that when you have company and everyone seems to be done eating, pass around the rolls and meat again because people may want more. They always did want more of her rolls. Could be the butter...

1 T plus 1 t yeast dissolved in 1/2 c warm water and 1 t sugar
3 eggs
1/2 c sugar
1 c warm water
2 t salt
1/2 c shortening (melted)
5 1/2 c flour

Knead and let rise twice its size then knead. Let rise again. Make into rolls and rise until twice its size.

Bake 15-20 minutes at 375 degrees

My mom and therefore my sisters and I make these in the parker house rolls style. Roll out, dip circles in melted butter, fold over. We also brush more melted butter on the top when they're straight out of the oven.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Amazing Crock Pot Chicken

This is a newfound favorite at our house. Enoch raved about it. I got the recipe from a neighbor who brought this in for me while I was sick after having Savannah. It was as simple as you can get and SO good. I'm on the lookout for more good crock pot recipes... I'm finding that it's next to impossible to have a decent dinner if I wait until right before dinner to start cooking with grumpy children at that time of night. So, any good crock pot recipes you can share, I'd love them.

Put the following in the crock pot:
3-4 pieces of boneless chicken
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 8 oz. pkg of cream cheese
3/4 package of dry Italian dressing mix

Cook on low for about 5 hours, or on high for 2-3 hours.

(My friend's recipe says to serve over rice and that it makes great leftovers. I can't vouch for either of those thoughts. I didn't serve it over rice, but I'm sure it'd be good, and we didn't have leftovers because Enoch ate every last drop.)