Saturday, November 7, 2009

Let us prepare for Thanksgiving!

Hello to everyone out there! :) Busy as usual around here....we are still plugging away at harvest. It is a beautiful weekend for harvesting....warm and windy! YES-we need that to dry things out.

This morning I started thinking....you know....before we know it--THANKSGIVING will be here. I guess I am getting old because time really zips by. So, anyway, early this morning I decided to mix up a batch of homemade Crescent Rolls. They are not as hard as they look and are really good. I found this recipe quite a few years ago and I think they are fun to make. The neat thing about these rolls is that you can mix them up, cut them and shape them and then flash freeze them for future use. That is exactly what I did today.....I put them in the freezer so that I can just pop them in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. :)



Farmchick's Crescent Rolls

3 tsp yeast
2 cups warm water
1/2 cup butter, room temp.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup mashed potato flakes
2/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
6 cups flour (sometimes you need 1/2 cup or so more!)
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Dissolve yeast in warm water. Pour into mixing bowl. I use my kitchen aid but you don't have to...this can all be done by hand. Add the butter, sugar, potato flakes, milk powder, salt, eggs and half of the flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in the remaining flour a little at a time....until you have a firm dough. (don't overmix--you want light flaky crescents) If it is still really sticky add a little more flour. Turn out dough onto floured surface and knead 8-10 times. Divide dough in half.
Roll each half into 12 inch circles. Cut each circle into 16 wedges with a pizza cutter. Roll up wedges starting at the wide end and place point side down on parchment paper lined sheet. Curve ends to form crescent shape.
Now, if you want to save them for future use like I am doing today. Arrange rolls on baking sheet-stick in freezer until frozen. Throw them in a ziplock bag and put back in the freezer!
To bake the frozen rolls--
Preheat oven 350 degrees. Arrange rolls 2-3 inches apart on parchment lined sheet. Cover and thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Let rise in a warm place for about an hour or doubled in size. Bake until golden brown--aprox. 15 minutes.

Now you have ONE LESS thing to mix up on Thanksgiving....now that's a good thing right??
If you stopped by -- let me know--I love hearing from you all! :) Thanks for all the wonderful comments.


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28 sweet chicks commented here:

Connie said...

I cannot make rolls worth a darn, sugar! What is your secret???
xoxo,
Connie

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Great idea!!

Julie Harward said...

You are such a gem...I am doing this next week for our Thanksgiving dinner. all our kids are coming (8, plus spouses and the grands) They will love this. I haven't been a roll maker, i don't know why because I make bread but I will be doing this. Thank you so very much dear friend! Come say hi :D

Laura said...

What a great recipe! Yours look like something out of a magazine.

I enjoyed visiting- these rolls look so good, it may be hard to just eat one.

Laura

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Those are going to be sooooo good on Thanksgiving Day!

I might just have to try that...if I ever get time to mix some up.

Wendi said...

Love this idea!

Maria said...

Great! I can't wait to try it!!

Vickie said...

I love crescent rolls. I made your Tasty Farmhouse Cube Steak Sandwiches tonight and they were good. A little bit of a twist on the country style steak I make. This had more zip to it and was perfect as a sandwich. I will be making it again. Thanks for Sharing :)

Kelley said...

Finally a doable crescent roll recipe!
I can't wait to try these...
Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!
Wishing you a blessed Lord's Day ♥

Nel said...

Wow I love this! I think this will replace my standby recipe that I usually make every Thanksgiving morning. This will save alot of time... Thank you for sharing!

Alison said...

Wow, it's hard to believe you are still harvesting. Harvesting for us was long ago. These crescent rolls look wonderful. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

shara said...

these look yummy! can't wait to make them. you know, all these delicious receipes are not good for this gal over here at the sweet life. don't ya know it's winter time and i'm not outside as much? ha- hope you and yours are well and enjoying the beauty that surrounds you. ps- thanks for the kind words on my blog the other day....

vivian said...

great idea! I do think I'm going to use this recipe and make these ahead of time!
Thank you doll!

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Never saw a crescent roll recipe using potato flakes, but it makes sense to me. This looks like a fantastic addition to any Thanksgiving dinner. Gotta make some soon. Thanks for sharing. xxoo

Sweet Blessings said...

Hey, Thanks for the great idea and recipe! So hoping your harvest is finished and you are getting to enjoy many Fall family-fun filled moments! Sweet blessings!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

As busy as you are, and you still find time to post a recipe??? Sounds like a good one, and Lord knows, they have got to be better than store bought! Anything out of our own ovens is so much better, isn't it? And we have the satisfaction of knowing exactly what is in it, and the joy of doing it ourselves!

Kim said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe. My family and I love cresent rolls, I will have to try these.
Happy Thanksgiving and blessings to you and your family,
Kim in OK

Susan said...

Never would think of making these ahead. Thanks so much for the tip and the recipe.

Also had a beautiful weekend here. Soon the cold will really be here to stay.

Take care!

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Awesome!!! I never thought of homemade crescent rolls LOL!! Oh they sound fabulous!! I just know they will taste fabulous as well LOL!! Thanks for sharing yet another great recipe!

Farm Chick Paula said...

WOW- I never knew crescent rolls were so easy!! Thanks so much for the recipe, Farmchick- no more storebought ones for me!

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Thanks for the recipe! I would have never thought to use a pizza wheel to cut them! LOL! Great idea!

I hope the harvesting is going well and that soon you will have time to relax a bit.

Have a great week!

Mandy in Mayberry said...

We love crescent rolls! Thanks for the recipe!

Sharon said...

Those look so yummy and it looks so easy too, I will have to try it.
Hope harvesting goes well for you now.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Love those things! And yours look delicious!!!

Patty said...

I have been wanting to make some crescent rolls. I am glad you posted this recipe. (I did store bought last time.) Thanks!

Julia Angelicchio said...

Crescent Recipe looks great! I'm going to try it out soon--will get back to you to tell you how they turned out.OK? Thanks for the Tips.

Julia Angelicchio said...

Love your crescent roll recipe! Going to try it soon--tell you how it turned out! Great Blog--Nice touch with music.

The Garden of Egan said...

Wow, I just ran into your blog from The Harwards and am so glad I did!!!! I plan on making your crescent rolls for Thanksgiving! I better practice first, but they sure look yummy!
Thanks for sharing and I totally love your blog.