|My Dad and Ryan 1994|
|Daddy & Nic 1999|
|Ryan, Nicholas, Me -- |
Family Vacation in Florida 2008
|Ryan & Shelbie 2014|
Such a cute couple.
If I didn’t already love her enough, this past weekend, Roger and I were traveling – no surprise there – in South Louisiana and decided to tack on a few days on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Our sweet Shelbie, who works for a major hotel chain, went out of her way to be sure we had the best room.
When we travel, the two things Roger and I love best are stopping at antique stores and eating at locally owned restaurants. On this trip, we were headed to an antique store and saw a sign for Prejeans Restaurant. I could remember Gwen talking about how good it was so we decided to stop. It was outstanding! We had gumbo and shrimp, but the best part was the hot fresh rolls. I’ve never had anything quite like them – I thought they were almost biscuit-like, but Roger disagreed. They were slightly crusty on the outside and tender on the inside. I tried, unsuccessfully, to track down a recipe for their roles so if anyone has one, send it to me! In the meantime, we’ll have to make do with my favorite home-made roll recipe.
My Favorite Yeast Rolls
1 quart warm water1 cup sugar1 cup powdered milk1 tablespoon salt7 to 9 cups all-purpose flour1 cup oil
Add yeast in warm water combined with sugar, and set aside 10 minutes until yeast is completely soft. In a separate bowl, combine powdered milk, salt and about 5 cups flour. When yeast is ready, add oil and mix well. Combine with powdered milk and flour mixture. Add additional flour, a little at a time, until it gets to the right consistency -- not too sticky (needs more flour) but not too heavy (too much flour). Treat inside of large bowl with oil. Add dough and turn to coat with oil. Set in a warm, dry place to rise to double in size. Pinch ping-pong-sized portions of dough and place on a treated baking pan. Set aside to rise again, about 30 to 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350° and bake 15 to 20 minutes or fully cooked and golden brown. Makes about 3 dozen large rolls.
|Nicholas and Me - 2002|
|Ryan and Nic - 1998|
|Ryan and Me - 2004|