In this post, I bring you one of the world’s most perfect foods: buttery crescent dinner rolls. When you have homemade rolls, fresh out of the oven, who needs turkey or ham? I know, most people want meat and a few side dishes, especially for a big holiday meal. But seriously. If you have homemade rolls, you’ll instantly take the meal up a notch. They’re soft, light, and buttery. Perfection.
I mentioned these rolls earlier this month in my November life lately post and also shared a photo of them on Instagram. For me, these rolls are exclusively a Thanksgiving food. My mom may have made them for a non-Thanksgiving occasion once or twice. But it’s really rare. However, there’s no reason that you should feel limited to serving them at Thanksgiving. As such, I decided to go ahead and share them in time for Christmas and New Year’s Eve / New Year’s Day meals, when they’ll still be amazing.
In the life lately post, I shared that I’m not a “it’s not X holiday unless we eat X food” kind of person. I think this sentiment is a little silly and frankly, pretty unrealistic unless you have full control over the food at every holiday meal. Also, isn’t it more about who you’re with than what you’re eating? But I make an exception for these buttery crescent dinner rolls. It doesn’t feel like Thanksgiving without these rolls. I am happy to make them even when I’m not hosting a big holiday meal (which I’m usually not) because they’re that good and that important to me.
I don’t really have old family recipes that I’m hoping to pass down someday. My mom has always cooked a lot, but again, it hasn’t been many staple recipes that have been in our family for generations. Anything that I’m hoping to pass down is something that started with one set of parents or is something that I make all the time for myself and Jake. The recipes may not be old, but they’re still meaningful to me.
Making bread or rolls from scratch is time-consuming and messy. If you’re like me and don’t love making rolls from scratch often, save the buttery crescent dinner rolls for holiday meals and other big occasions. Pulling them out for Thanksgiving or Christmas after a year of eating rolls from a tube (which I love, too, no judgment) will make it that much more special.
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