It is almost time for my most beloved holiday: Thanksgiving! This year Rafe and I are celebrating with my parents. Since my mom has had a busy few months at work, and I'm more than happy to contribute, I've taken on a few of the turkey-day recipes to bring. Even Rafe will be bringing his delicious mashed potatoes!
In an effort to limit day-of stresses, I do my best to do little things throughout the week preceding Thanksgiving so I don't get overwhelmed. Since I've been home bound most of the weekend, I decided that making the rolls for dinner would be a great thing to make-ahead. Once baked, I froze them. I will take them out of the freezer Thanksgiving morning, and warm them in the oven while the bird is resting.
This year is a fairly small group for dinner, only 5 adults (and one puppy) - so the yield of 30 rolls from Martha's recipe seemed a little excessive. Thankfully, Ms. Stewart reminded me that the same dough can be used for cinnamon rolls.
Once I baked half of the dough into dinner rolls, I got started with the cinnamon-nut buns. I omitted the chocolate chips, and I was feeling lazy, so rather than her recommended glaze, I made a simple one with some confectioners sugar, vanilla extract, milk, and a teaspoon of yogurt (was trying to make it a little tangy and a smidge less cloying) - it worked.
I generally prefer a savory breakfast on the weekends - but this was a nice treat with a hot cup of coffee. And, the dough made enough buns for another whole tray...maybe Christmas morning breakfast?