Saturday, January 14, 2012

Give us this day our daily bread

This picture tells a beautiful story. 
Not really the beginning of a story. And certainly not the end. 
It's somewhere in the middle.  Just a tiny moment, really.
 I suppose the story could go on without this moment, 
but my heart is so grateful that it doesn't.

Small and inviting kitchen on Dixie Drive, not ostentatious, 
but updated in 1996 (a much needed blessing in Mom's life). 
Typical Sunday morning.

Characters and Storyline: 
Dad/Grandpa- walking out the door, large print scriptures in hand,  faith and obedience in his heart, heading to a meeting (but only after a tender kiss and quick witted comment for his adoring wife.)

Mom/Grandma- dressed for church since the crack of dawn, adorned with string of pearls and apron, preparing homemade rolls for yet another beautiful and much appreciated 
(though it's seldom or adequately expressed) Sunday Dinner with her family 
whom she obviously and unselfishly lives her life. 

Grandkids- contently at Grandma's side with floured hands, 
learning first hard from Grandma's wisdom and example, 
the things that make all the difference in making rolls 
and the things that make all the difference in living life. 
Occasionally sneaking a bite of sweet dough.

Blessed Daughter- witnessing the scene she has been a part of countless times before, 
with new eyes and an overflowing and grateful heart.

Passing on a legacy of faith and happiness to another generation through daily example 

(Recipe makes 32 rolls and a happy family.)

Mom's Sunday Dinner Rolls
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 Tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 Tablespoon yeast
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup milk, scald in microwave for 2 minutes
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 Tablespoon salt
5 cups flour

Mix water, sugar and yeast in small bowl and let rest.  Melt butter in microwave, then add milk and scald in microwave.   To milk add and mix sugar, eggs salt, and 1/2 of flour.  Add yeast mixture and mix.  Then add remaining flour and knead until well mixed.

Cover and let rise until doubled.  Punch down and divid dough into four.  Roll out each ball of dough  into a circle and cut pizza style into eight pieces.  Roll each section into crescent roll and place on baking sheet.  Rise again, then bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

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