BLOG – GIFT DAY 332 :: a month of inspiration :: recipe for sharing thanksgiving

28 Nov

Today, in my month-long nod to inspiration, I am inspired to share sharing.

I mean, really? Why didn’t I think of this earlier?

I am overcome with the idea of sharing today. 
For one, I have completely adored the photos posted on Facebook all day long. The food, the holiday, the snacks, the family pics, the celebration of people coming together and breaking bread, roasting turkey, watching football, revving up for Black Friday shopping deals…

It’s not just tradition. Or a day off. Or an excuse to overeat, kill turkeys and watch men in tights violently hit each other on national television.

It’s proof that we are connected.

So tonight I share what connects me to my mother — her recipes (thanks to my sister for sharing with me!).

Below is Mama Sling’s Famous Roll recipe. 
I am happy to report that my attempt turned out pleasantly surprisingly amazing! Although, I admit, not as GREAT as the way my mom would make. The taste is the same and brought back a wave of memories but there was something missing… possibly her loving touch… or a secret step not written down on the recipe card.

Taste and smell are usually the culprits for good memories, and this was no less powerful.

And now it’s my turn to make new memories… let me start by sharing with you and yours.


Mama Sling’s Rolls

1 C warm water (NOT hot-it will kill the yeast)

1 C milk

1 packet yeast

1 egg

1/2 C sugar

1/4 C oil

5-6 C flour (as needed to make dough stiff)


Dissolve yeast into warm water – add warm milk (not hot, just take off the chill so the yeast gets activated), sugar, beaten egg, and oil. Combine in flour and mix until sort of stiff. Put in a greased plastic bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight. Take out until warm to touch. Make into rolls or shape into loaves. Put shaped dough into a pan and let raise – bake at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown and thumps hollow.

If you want the secret steps in between click here.


I wish you many happy, joyous shared moments this holiday.
And thank you for letting me share!

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless!}

{what to you want to share?}

6 Responses to “BLOG – GIFT DAY 332 :: a month of inspiration :: recipe for sharing thanksgiving”

  1. Shannon Dixon November 28, 2013 at 9:09 PM #

    Cheers to Mama Sling!
    I am thankful for the wonderful person that she was to me…. I know that she is smiling down from heaven, so proud of you.
    Happy Thanksgiving Jamie!

    Love you, SD

    • Jamie November 29, 2013 at 9:08 PM #

      Ah, Shannon, she loved you! And so do I 😉 Happy holidays!!

  2. Diane Neal Emmons November 28, 2013 at 10:37 PM #

    Every time one of your rolls rises, so does our love for you. and in between!

    • Jamie November 29, 2013 at 9:10 PM #

      Ah, thank you Diane. I hope you had a really wonderful Thanksgiving, full of good times and lots of rolls and all the many people who love you too. Thank you for always taking good care of me too 😉 I am grateful!

  3. Mary B November 29, 2013 at 8:28 PM #

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!! I can’t wait to try the RECIPE!! Lovemore, MaryB

    • Jamie November 29, 2013 at 9:08 PM #

      You too! Thanks Mary… and enjoy the recipe!!

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