Tuesday, May 20, 2008

dinner: something old, something new

i have really been contemplating starting those monday posts on what you have planned for dinner all week. i'm gonna start....soon...i promise.
of course tonight was a total whim. but, on a good note, i started at 3:00!
i typically cook for my parents and we eat together. i like my son to have a sit down dinner and with daddy on tour i have to scrounge around for other people...lol. however, my mom is having dinner at some fancy smancy restaurant with drug reps, so it was just my dad and us. i knew i needed to do something with the leftover grilled chicken from last night. so i decided to make some yellow mustard bbq sauce, shred the chicken and make bbq sandwiches.
i have been very interested in homemade bread lately. i tried the no knead bread last week(must have done it wrong cause is wasn't orgasmic like everyone says, but still good. i mean i ate the whole fucking loaf) and today i made oatmeal rolls for the bbq. it was a bread machine recipe. so for an hour and a half the machine did the work.

Oatmeal Rolls:
~3/4 c. plus 5T. luke warm water
~3T. soft butter
~1 1/2 t. salt
~3T. sugar
1t. onion powder
1/4 c. oatmeal
3c. all purpose flour
~envelope active dry yeast

~egg white(just now realized i used the whole egg. oops)
~1T. water

~~~place water, butter, salt, sugar, onion powder, oatmeal, flour, yeast into bread machine. i'm assuming they named every single thing because that is the order you dump it in. i know bread machines usually tell you to make well's and such, but i was too lazy to look up my machines' rules...so thats how i took it.
~~~select dough cycle and start
~~~after cycle is finished, remove dough and knead on lightly flour surface for a short bit. cut into 8 equal parts and form into balls. gently flatten into 4 inch disks. (good luck. mine looked terrible and were all different sizes)
~~~ place on baking sheet and cover loosely with towel. let rise double in size for 40 minutes.
~~~wisk egg WHITE and water and brush on top. bake @ 350 for 20 minutes!

*they turned out pretty good. they even tasted very good as a sandwich, but to me they seem more like a dinner roll. they were huge, so 16 balls of dough would have been better...especially as a dinner roll.

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