Friends & Food

So, before I start this blog, there was something I tried from Pinterest that did not work.  I found this:

http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/2011/10/did-you-know.html

Now, I will preface this by saying I haven’t tried all of the DIY ideas on this website, but I did try the one where you put a wooden spoon across a pot of boiling water.  Supposedly, it keeps the water from boiling over.  So, while making my kids Mac & Cheese for lunch today (I know…I’m a gourmet!!), I tried it.  Well, unfortunately for me & my stove, it did not work, and I had noodle water all over the place.  Oh well.  Some of the other ideas look really good on the website, so we’ll see 🙂

Last night, my family went over to a friends house for dinner.  We had a great time!  They have kids around my daughter’s age and they all love playing together.  We even took our PVC sprinkler over for the kiddos to play in.  Good times.

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Where I’m from, if someone invites you over for dinner, the next words out of your mouth should be “Sure!  What can I bring??”  So, of course that’s what I immediately said when we were invited over.  I was assigned bread.  Now, I was tempted to just stop by the grocery store on our way to their house and grab a loaf from the bakery. However, I found a recipe on Pinterest for Sweet Hawaiian Bread.  The fact that it used pineapple juice in the recipe had me intrigued.

http://www.food.com/recipe/sweet-hawaiian-yeast-bread-bread-machine-94674/photo

I made my bread in the oven, but the recipe actually calls for it to be made in a bread machine.  Why did you bake it in the oven, you ask??  Well, I didn’t want to dig around in my appliance graveyard to unearth the bread machine…pure laziness.  

Instead of making a loaf, I decided to make rolls.  The recipe made about 12 rolls, which I thought would be plenty for my family, our host family & another family who also joined us.  Food, friends & carbs…you can’t lose!!

The verdict?  While making them in the bread machine would be much quicker, it was fairly simple to bake them in the oven.  The rolls turned out a bit heavy, but that’s not a shocker to me, because most of my rolls seem to turn out on the heavy side.  Luckily, my hubby likes a denser roll.  While they weren’t as sweet as the King’s Hawaiian Rolls I grew up on, they were a touch sweet & really enjoyable.  Everyone seemed to really like them.  How could I tell??  Because I brought an empty platter home.  Always a good sign if you have no leftovers!!!  

I will definitely be making this bread again.  Maybe next time I’ll try the bread machine…if I can find it!!!

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