If I have a food achilles heel, it would be carbs. I love me some carbs. They love me too, especially in my gut and thighs. Jerks. I treat them well. Why can’t they extend me the same courtesy? 🙂 I am honestly trying to be much more mindful of my carb intake. Some days are better than others, but at least I’m trying.
One thing I adore is homemade bread. I tell myself bread is super hard to make. Otherwise, I’d be cranking out fresh bread every day. It’s such a huge temptation for me. Cookies. Meh. Sure, I like them but don’t obsess over them. But bread. Soft, chewy homemade bread. That is the stuff Tanya’s dreams are made of.
So I have learned to only make bread for special occasions, like Thanksgiving. I love dipping my dinner roll into gravy or slathering a heaping spoonful of apple butter on a steaming hot bun. Heaven!
Now making homemade bread isn’t that complicated, but it does take time with all the proofing. Plus, you have to do battle with all the other dishes that need the oven too on Thanksgiving. So here’s my solution: freeze your homemade dinner rolls.
Some of you may cry foul because the bread isn’t “fresh”. No argument. But for your sanity, it may be a much welcome compromise. Plus, if you previously bought bakery dinner rolls, they are reheated too, since it’s unlikely you picked up a fresh-baked batch on Thanksgiving morning. These guys really do freeze and reheat beautifully. Truth be told, I don’t like keeping any in the freezer because they are too tempting for this carb-loving gal.
Thanksgiving is just a couple weeks away (gulp), so do yourself a huge favor. Make these now and wow your guests on Thanksgiving. They will never know you made these in advance and it will be one less thing you have to worry about on the big day. Well, in fairness, you may have to worry about running out of them. 🙂
And to all your carb lovers, like me, you’re welcome. 🙂 Enjoy!