Mary’s Dinner Rolls

November 15, 2007 at 11:49 pm | Posted in Family Meals | 1 Comment

As bride in the mid-1990’s, I was given the obligatory bread machine. Back then it seemed everyone was baking with these huge machines and I was no different. I would bake cinnamon bread and create dough for pastries, but that was about it. It didn’t take long for my bread machine to be relegated to the back of the closet. It has been, gosh, maybe 7 years since I’ve even used the machine…until today.

You see, my friend Mary brought these fantastic dinner rolls to our Girls Dinner Club in October. The dough was made in her I-was-a-90’s-bride bread maker. And these rolls are definitely worth the trouble of pulling that bread maker out, dusting it off, and turning it on. Yes, they are that good. And we are having them tonight with our Potato and Leek Soup. Yummm.Mary’s Dinner Rolls
1 cup water
2 T margarine or butter softened
1 egg
3 1/4 cup Gold Medal Better for Bread Flour
1/4 c sugar
1 t salt
3 t bread machine yeast or quick-acting active dry yeast

1. Place all dough ingredients in bread pan in the order listed.

For the yeast, dig a shallow hole in the dry ingredients and place the yeast in the hole so that there’s no contact between the liquids and the yeast.

2. Select Dough cycle on bread machine.

3. Grease cupcake pan (I used a mini). Place balls in each cup, brush with butter, cover and let rise 30 minutes or until doubled.

4. Heat oven to 375. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. (or 10-12 minutes if using a mini-cupcake pan.)

solutions 11.14.07

November 15, 2007 at 5:01 am | Posted in Diet and Exercise, solutions | 1 Comment

Day 3 at the gym for this week! Treadmill for 35 minutes, arms, one-legged squats and abs.

Dinner was finished at 6:10pm. Went for a 25 minute walk while dh did the dishes, thanks Jeff!

Strange thing happened while eating lunch today…I was full after eating most of my sandwich and didn’t finish it. I actually left some on the plate. This never happens.

I once heard that what we eat will either show-off or hide what we do at the gym. I know I’m making some healthy changes with my exercise, but my diet will be key to life-long well being.

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