Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Roll Call

 We are being held in the icy grip of ol' man winter in NY.  For you that can, please send warm tropical breezes and sunshine ASAP.  Brr...
This calls for a steamy bowl of homemade chicken soup and some of the best rolls you will ever melt butter on.  Time for Roll Call.  
Dough Ingredients:
1 cup milk (100 degrees - 110 degrees Fahrenheit)
1/3 cup sugar
2 packages fast acting yeast
2 cups of flour
2 egg yolks
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons melted butter
Combine all ingredients in bowl with dough hook.  Allow to rest 10 minutes.  Turn dough out on to floured board, knead dough until smooth.  Put dough ball in a greased bowl, cover and allow to rest until double, approximately  1/2 hour to 45 minutes.
Roll out dough to 1/2" and brush with melted butter.  Cut in to 1" strips and stack on top of each other.  A stack of five to six usually is what my muffin tins need.  Cut in 1" squares with pizza cutter.
Stack on sides in greased muffin tin. Brush tops with 50/50 mix of melted butter and honey.
Allow to rise in warm place in kitchen, covered.
Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes until done and golden brown.
Slather with butter and enjoy! 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

A Word, an Un-Resolution

No Goals...
No Resolutions...
Just One Word. 
A touchstone, a mantra for the year...
Some of you know I practice the Un-Resolution and made the choice to abandon the New Year Resolution treadmill years ago.  A new tradition emerged and I wrote about the One Word Resolution here:

My Word for 2015 is Embrace.
Embrace change in a new season of life.  Embrace the adventures waiting.
I cannot wait to see what 2015 will bring!
Do you engage in the tradition of a One Word Un-Resolution?  What's your Word?
I use a word planner to outline my goals.

A free blank template for your personal use.