This week the menu was
Bacon, Buns, Mashed Potatoes and Spaghetti Squash.
My hubby's response was BACON??? That's not meat. I said for this week bacon is meat. :) It's a start at least.
So here we are working on making our supper.
We started the buns right after lunch as rising time takes well.... TIME. We used this recipe for sweet rolls off all-recipes. It was a bit fussy to make but that's a good thing for my creative lad. We used it as an opportunity to do some fractions. He needed to do all the reading as well.
1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45degrees C)
1/2 cup warm milk
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1/4 cup butter, softened
1. Place water, milk, egg, 1/3 cup butter, sugar, salt, flour and yeast in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Dough/Knead and First Rise Cycle; press Start.
2. When cycle finishes, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough in half. Roll each half into a 12 inch circle, spread 1/4 cup softened butter over entire round. Cut each circle into 8 wedges. Roll wedges starting at wide end; roll gently but tightly. Place point side down on ungreased cookie sheet. Cover with clean kitchen towel and put in a warm place, let rise 1 hour. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
3. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden.
Put in a 400 oven for 1/2 hour it was pretty near done. Another five minutes gave us time to heat up the water for the potatoes. We did mashed potatoes from a bag (yes I know it's cheating) but they are easy and the lad really really likes them.
The bacon started to cook while the squash was in the oven (we cook raw bacon in the oven when we have it as it means it doesn't burn on me). Normally we get the precooked stuff for exactly the same reason. I am FAR to distractable to cook bacon well. Normally hubby cooks it when we camp. He pays attention. :)
The end result of our meal?
"Yum! We can make this again right mom?"
"Yup.. but not next week. Then we have to do something different." I have to admit that got me a sad face but next week he'll be ready for something new. :)