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One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Friday, March 17, 2017

Honey Oat Pan Rolls ~ From Pile to File

Last Thanksgiving was my first attempt at making homemade rolls by pre-freezing the dough.  It was somewhat of a fail.

I decided to experiment with other roll recipes.  I made Honey Oat Pan Rolls.  A recipe in my pile of "try its."  This is a "Taste of Home" recipe that was in my 2014 Country Woman magazine and is available online.  The rolls are made with part all-purpose flour, a bit of whole wheat, and oatmeal. Oh, and there is a bit of butter too.  I did not use the Einkorn, only because I am waiting on another delivery.

 These are buttered then removed from the pan to cool.

Although I could not taste them due to this head cold (or whatever I have), the family said they are very good.  I read through the reviews online and a few made them 2-3 days before serving and they were still good.  I may make this my "holiday" roll recipe.

Tips:  Cinnamon-Honey Butter would be wonderful on these rolls. 

I like the fact it uses honey and oats.  Much healthier. And if I can get this recipe to work, with swapping out the whole wheat for einkorn, then it will be even better.

I actually got dressed yesterday (didn't feel the urge to pull on sweatpants and curl up into bed).  I was feeling better, and had more energy, but not this morning. I may have overdone it yesterday.  Guess I'm takin' it easy today, and this drives me crazy.  Hubby picked up some citrus, so I'll be adding that to my already long list of how to kick this bug I caught.

I plan on eating some Cowboy Candy today.  I sure as heck have to find a way to clear my sinuses.   I've already gargled with salt water this morning, so a hot eucalyptus/peppermint steam is next.


Sam I Am...... said...

So sorry to hear you are ill again. For someone who eats so healthy it seems your family gets sick quite a bit. It must be the germs they bring home from school! The first year my daughter taught she was sick every week, I think. Are you sure there isn't something in your house like mold or something? I know I haven't been ill for years but part of that is my solitary life, I'm sure. I hope you get better fast as gardening season will be here before you know it! Do you start your own seeds?
Those rolls look like something out of a sad you couldn't taste them....that's one of the perks of baking/cooking! Take care of yourself!

Mama Pea said...

Rolls look good. I have a couple of recipes in my "To Try" file (box!) that are for dough made and kept in the refrigerator for a few days until the day you need them.

Please do take care of yourself, Kristina. I know we all tend to over-do the first day we feel better and it's hard to keep laying low, but it's necessary for complete healing.

Kristina said...

Sam I Am, the kids bring home the germs. One in particular. She was coughing and coughing and right into her hand. That hand touched everything, including my treadmill. Sigh. I can't start seeds until I get a grow house or a room to block off the animals (and some grow lights). The cats eat them just after they start growing.

Kristina said...

Mama Pea, I was so excited and walked 1.5 miles yesterday (not my usual 3 or 4). Today, I am seriously taking it easy.

Rain said...

Hi Kristina, oh, gosh, if the Cowboy Candy doesn't do it...I hope your remedies work soon! I don't have the resolve that you have. I run for the cough syrup and Halls because I am the worst baby when I'm sick. My boyfriend makes a mean hot buttered rum for me too, and it almost makes me want to fake a sore throat...I'm lucky though, I haven't had a cold in 3 years now. I guess living like a hermit helps with that! Get well soon, your rolls look DEE-licious! I'm such a sucker for warm soft buttery bread!

Kristina said...

Rain, I put an oil/tea tree oil mix on my feet last night, and I slept like a baby. It helps cure the cold too. As I sit here, I can her my 17 year-old coughing upstairs. If she would listen to her mother, she would not be spreading germs around here so much.

RB said...

I pray you get to feeling better soon. Head colds are no picnic.
When testing recipes to freeze, I wonder if it wouldn't be better to try only a small portion first, while doing the remainder as suggested in the recipe. The waste and expense would be less, and you'd still know can be done for the next time.
The weather here is still weird. Cold/rainy, then sunny/rain, then cold again, and then tomorrow it's suppose to be overcast and in the 70s. Mother Nature is sure treating us to a guessing game this year.
God bless.

Kristina said...

RB, when I try something new, it's typically my vegetarian kids that get picky (oddly).