I spent the bulk of the morning making “Resolution Rolls” for a dinner party my mom was throwing tonight. She throws a big Christmas party for the members of the bishopric and their families each year but since every single member was out-of-town for Christmas this year they’re not having the dinner until tonight. So, I took a spin-off of the “Gratitude Rolls” that I made for Thanksgiving and instead of inserting things that we’re grateful for I came up with simple yet important resolutions that anyone at that dinner table could and should try to do this year. Here’s the list…
- This year, I will go to Disneyland!
- This year, I will use moderation in all things.
- This year, I will get organized.
- This year, I will learn something new.
- This year, I will get out of debt.
- This year, we will go camping as a family.
- This year, I will strengthen one weakness.
- This year, I will exercise for at least thirty minutes three times per week.
- This year, I will bring one person or family into the gospel.
- This year, I will talk more and text less.
- This year, I will create something.
- This year, I will drive the speed limit.
- This year, I will read the conference talks when they come out in the Ensign.
- This year, I will read at least two literary classics.
- This year, I will bear my testimony to each of my children more.
- This year, I will be on time.
- This year, I will fast at least three times in addition to fast Sunday.
- This year, I will send “thank you” cards.
- This year, I will not wait until April or October to do my taxes.
- This year, I will complete one major home project.
- This year, I will write a talk on any topic when I don’t have to.
- This year, I will meet someone new on my neighborhood each month.
- This year, I will be more available to someone in need.
- This year, I will de-clutter my home.
- This year, I will take more pictures.
- This year, I will leave notes for my spouse and my children to find.
- This year, I will karaoke at least once.
- This year, I will use kinder words.
- This year, I will memorize the seminary scripture mastery scriptures.
- This year, I will drink eight glasses of water and eat at least one fruit per day.
- Next year, I will stop procrastinating 🙂
And incase you wanted one more to the list of *This year, I will make my own rolls from scratch 🙂 then here’s the recipe!
1 1/2 cups of milk
3/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon Sugar
1 Tablespoon salt
2 Tablespoons yeast
2 cups of warm water
about 9-10 cups of all-purpose flour
at least 1 cup of butter
To start out: Scald 1 1/2 cups of milk, 3/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup of butter, in a microwave safe bowl, for about 2 minutes. Cutting the butter into pieces helps it melt faster. There will probably be some little cubes of butter still floating in the hot mixture, they will melt.
Add the yeast to this hot mixture, but it will be too hot to just dump the yeast straight in (it would kill it!). To cool it down stir in 1-2 cups of flour, then add 1 egg and 1 Tablespoon of salt, and leave it to cool for a couple of minutes. Meanwhile, in a measuring cup dissolve 2 Tablespoons of yeast in 2 cups of warm water and 1 Tablespoon of sugar. Let it sit for a couple of minutes until it is bubbly.
**Keep track of how much flour you are adding!!!
Make sure your milk mixture is just warm, not boiling and add the yeast mixture! Using a fork or wooden spoon, gradually stir in 9-10 cups of flour (counting the flour you have already added to cool it earlier). I would recommend only adding 2 cups at time and stirring in between. These rolls turn out so much better when they are mixed by hand.
At the end the dough will be dense and sticky, and may be hard to stir, you can use your hands to incorporate the rest of the flour if needed. Be sure not to add too much flour. Then smooth the dough out and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Leave it in a warm place and let it raise. Let the dough raise until it has doubled in size.
ver your working space with flour to prevent the dough from sticking. Dump your dough out and divide it into 4 balls. Eyeball the sizes, then lift them up and feel the weight of each ball. Try to make them even, but they don’t have to be perfect.
Using one ball of dough at a time: roll the dough into a circle on a floured counter. Once it is rolled out spread the top with butter from edge to edge. You will use about 2 Tablespoons per circle of dough. Cut the dough into quarters using a pizza cutter. Then cut each quarter into 3 pieces. You should end up with 12 triangles from each circle of dough.
Roll the dough starting with the wide end of the triangle. Tuck the tail of the triangle under the roll and place it on the buttered cookie sheet. You will make 3 rows, with 8 rolls per row. This will give you 24 rolls per pan. Two balls of dough will fill 1 pan. You will get a total of 48 rolls!
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Place the pans of rolls in a warm place (on top of the oven if possible) to let them rise. Once they are touching and full in size, cook (one pan at a time) in the oven ’till they are golden brown. About 10 – 15 minutes, It may take longer depending on how hot your oven cooks. Keep a close eye on your first pan to get the right time for the second.
While they are still hot and fresh out of the oven run a stick of butter over the tops of the rolls for a delicious buttery glaze.