Saturday, November 27, 2010

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I was thinking about the holidays and realized that my twins are 15. This means that (counting this year), we only have four more holiday seasons all together.

It brought tears to my eyes.

It has gone by so fast.

I know I have my moments often when I want to pull my hair out because I just get so darn frustrated with just how hard the kids are on things but...

I really do enjoy my kids.

I enjoy the time we spend together as a family.

I'm really going to miss it when they are gone.

So, this year we decided to stay home for Thanksgiving and just enjoy our family.

The kids all requested their favorites...

Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potatoes, corn, orange salad and overnight rolls.

For dessert...peanut butter cheesecake, chocolate chiffon pie, chocolate peanut butter pie, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, white chocolate raspberry pie, and apple pie.

I made it all.

From scratch.

I then slept for 10 hours.

Much better.

For the first time, Corey had requested Overnight Rolls. His mom used to make them and and I have the recipe.

I asked Corey if I should double the recipe, since most of the recipes that we use need to be at least doubled to feed us all.

He thought that it was a good idea...because they are that good.

I should have thought that one through first. Corey is one of 10 kids and any recipe coming from his side of the family probably doesn't need to be doubled.

But, I didn't think it through...and I quadrupled it.

My bad.

230+ rolls later...

I'm pretty sure that eating all these rolls will give you rolls.

Like the kind that hang over the waistband.

Not funny...but super yummy!
I used every pan I had.

My 2 year old decided to taste test them...
And one of my teenagers asked to have "one".

In case you don't have the teenage conversion chart in your kitchen, I'll help you out.

One = Four
Here we all are right before digging in

Please ignore the unfinished dining room...we have yet to tackle that room in the house.
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Jut and Char said...

Now that is a lot of rolls. But I must agree, recipes from women with large families don't usually need to be doubled. I often cut down the recipes from my mom. Now she just needs to learn to cut down when she cooks. She only has three left at home now and she still cooks like all 11 of us are still home.

rachel said...

YUM! Your turkey and gravy look perfect! And those rolls.. wow. I bet the turkey sandwiches on those were outstanding, though :)

Your girls are absolutely gorgeous. And your boys are so handsome. :)

Love ya!

bex said...

Wow! Quite a load of rolls! You sure are supermom!