Is it wrong that I’m supposed to be writing a post about the easiest, simplest, most clever idea ever on the Thanksgiving planet and instead…
…I’m writing pumpkin jokes?
Did you hear the one about the pumpkin who was afraid to cross the road?
He couldn’t help it. He didn’t have any guts.
Or have you ever wondered what you get when you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter?
Or the one about what the pumpkin pie said about Thanksgiving dinner?
It looked around and told everyone it was filling. 🙂
Today I’m partnering with some of my favorite blogger friends to make Thanksgiving easier. Today is all about taking ordinary, simple, everyday items from the store and turning them into something spectacular that looks like you spent hours instead of minutes. If you are stopping by from the ZDesign at Home Blog, hello, welcome and nice to meet you.
(total aside: if you haven’t visited her blog before, be sure and start with her home tour–SERIOUSLY)
Now what to do with all that extra time you’ve saved getting ready for Thanksgiving?
How about sending me some more pumpkin jokes?
Here’s my entry into the look-super-clever-without-working too hard blogger collaboration.
Pumpkin dinner rolls.
I know, right?
Are you feeling less stressed already?
I’ve made these before, but just in case you needed a last-minute easy idea…
…my pumpkin jokes and I are here for you.
Here’s how to make your very own Thanksgiving pumpkins using frozen dinner rolls.
Step 1: Purchase a bag of Rhodes Bake ‘n Serve Dinner Rolls
Coat pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Place rolls on pan and cover with plastic wrap.
Let rolls rise for two hours.
2: Slice edges of dinner rolls
Uncover plastic wrap from rolls.
Slice seven to eight sections of roll, leaving the center intact.
When you are finished, your roll should look like this.
Step 3: Press hole in the center of roll
This is where you will insert your stem.
Re-cover with plastic wrap.
Let rise for an additional one to two hours.
Check to make sure your holes are still indented. If needed, press again.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Step 4: Coat rolls with egg wash
This gives your pumpkin a nice shiny coat.
Then bake rolls for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
Step 5: Cut whole pecans into thirds
Remove rolls from the oven
Insert a third into the center of each pumpkin roll as your stem.
Your pumpkins are now ready for the Thanksgiving table.
Easy. Simple. Ready for their debut.
And when you escort your pumpkin to the table this Thanksgiving, be sure and ask them how they are.
They’ll tell you, “I’m vine. Thank you.” 🙂
See? Isn’t your table smiling?
And now? Be sure and stop by and visit Erin from The Sunny Side Up Blog.
Here’s her Reese’s Peanut Butter Cheesecake.
Looking for even more clever ideas?
Oh, good. These bloggers have a few more last-minute Thanksgiving ideas for you.