Monday, November 5, 2012

weekend review: dinner roll details

Figure 1. Saturday afternoon baking: salted mudslide cookies (10/10). I die.

Figure 2. Saturday night's dinner: simple pan-seared salmon with crispy skin (I seasoned mine with salt, pepper, and fresh thyme with a squeeze of lemon at the end) (9/10), baked pecan butternut squash (3/10 - this paled in comparison to roasting the squash in cubes), and a roasted fig and arugula salad (4/10).

And, below - my first time making dinner rolls from scratch (whole wheat dinner rolls). Preservative free, inexpensive, and delicious. I made an entire batch, enjoyed one too many, and froze the rest for a rainy day.

Figure 3. In preparation - the dough ball after kneading.

Figure 4. In preparation - before baking.

 Figure 5. In preparation - out of the oven.

Figure 6. Sunday night's dinner: Mom's pot roast (9/10), homemade whole wheat dinner rolls (8/10), and sauteed asparagus and tomatoes. I don't know about you guys, but I request a my less serious momma post, pronto!

13 comments:

  1. Ooh, I love the idea of homemade dinner rolls. I usually just use sourdough pizza dough 'cause I'm lazy...but the whole wheat ones look amazing!

    PS - emailing soon, I promise. I went out on Friday night, and the weekend was one big recovery fest after that. Getting old sucks, haha.

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    1. haha. getting old does suck - thanks for the ntoe!

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  2. Oh my gosh, pinning those cookies NOW!

    And congrats on making those dinner rolls - they look awesome!

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    1. thanks, chelsea! you must make those cookies. delicious!

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  3. Thos cookies definitely look worthy of a 10. And kudos on making rolls from scratch. I've been wanting to make homemade bread forever now, but working with yeast still intimidates me - it just seems like so much more could go wrong!

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    1. yeast isn't that scary, i promise. i made my first yeast bread last year for xmas. try it - what is the worst that could happen?

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  4. gosh, I haven't had a butternut squash in ages but that looks amazing!

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    1. i am SO on a butternut squash kick!

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  5. I am roasting some butternut squash as I type! I'm obsessed too- expect to see a lot of squash on my blog ;)

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  6. OMG what are you doing to me with those mudslide cookies??? Aaaaahhhh!!!

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    1. oh girl they are addictive. i just had to freeze the rest so i didn't eat them all in one sitting!

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  7. Oh wow, those rolls look absolutely perfect! And I love the shape! Just pinned them!

    The squash might not have rated too high, but at least it looks pretty! ;)

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