Out of everything I could be making for Thanksgiving, I am making these Perfect, Soft and Fluffy Dinner Rolls because they are, well, perfect.
When I made these buttery balls of bliss last week, I knew Patrick was going to be excited. As soon as the door opened and he was met with their buttery homemade roll aroma, I heard an enthusiastic, “Yes!” as he hurried up the stairs and dove right in. “You have to make these for Thanksgiving!” he exclaimed. He has since conjured up plans to open a food truck with a menu solely based on these rolls because they make “everything taste amazing!” I love the enthusiasm.
And I love how just a waft of these rolls brought a smile to his face as he was reminded of happy times – with these rolls in his belly.
Isn’t it amazing how memories coincide with smells and food? Just like a waft of pumpkin pie or roasted turkey transports us to happy times of family and friends; times surrounded by the people we love the most – The very reasons for Thanksgiving.
I have a lot to be Thankful for this year – and every year – but especially this year as I celebrate my 15 year double lung transplant anniversary on November 29th and just celebrated my 1 year kidney anniversary on October 9th. I’m going to share a special post on that later, but I can’t not think of Thanksgiving without being thankful to be alive and overcome with gratitude to my sister, my kidney donor, and my two living lung donors who have made my very life possible (my lungs were taken out completely at age 16 due to cystic fibrosis and they each donated 1 of their lobes to form a new set of lungs for me – so I have 2 lobes instead of the normal 5). Everyday is Thanksgiving in my life!
But still, official Thanksgiving demands special foodie treatment. That’s where these Perfect Soft and Fluffy Rolls come in. Seriously, I will never make another dinner roll recipe again. These rolls are super uber soft and fluffy, smothered in butter before they bake then smothered in butter again after they bake because, after all, you are taking the time to make homemade dinner rolls – they better be buttery! Just as they better be melt in your mouth delicious. Done and done.
The last extra “something special” that pushes these already perfect rolls into a whole new realm of unspeakable deliciousness (as in you can’t speak because your mouth is stuffed with roll after roll after roll), they are gifted with a sprinkling of garlic salt. It enhances all that’s right in
the world these rolls.
I hope these Perfect Soft and Fluffy Dinner Rolls join you this Thanksgiving and for many Thanksgivings to come and that their freshly baked bread aroma fills your soul with reminiscent foodie and family memories and present thanksgiving!
Adapted from Food Network
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