40 giving thanks

Happy Thanksgiving - a little late.  :)  I hope you had a beautiful holiday filled with food, friends and family! I spent the holiday with my friend Amanda's family in Naperville.  We did a little departure of the traditional meal with cornish game hens.  They were delicious!

I did try my hand, once again, at making my grandma's parker house rolls.  Oh me and yeast breads just struggle so...   I read somewhere that dough rises best in 80-85 degree temps.  Well who has a kitchen that warm?  Seriously? So at the advice of my mother, I used a heating pad under the bowl and pans to help keep the warmth and it worked beautifully!  I might be on to something here!

This is Amanda's mom.  Isn't she cute?