Gratitude Rolls:Thanksgiving Traditions

This being my first Thanksgiving married, I thought it high time to start some new traditions … kind of an oxymoron, but you get where I’m going with this. Each year we all sit at the family dinner table and we may (or may not) go around the table and say what we are thankful for. This year, I’d like to spice it up a bit – get the conversation going, or continue it rather. I came across this great idea called Gratitude Rolls on Pinterest through Beauty and Bedlam and immediately pinned it so as to not forget about it come Thanksgiving Day. Basically, everyone is served a roll with a piece of paper that was baked  inside, sort of like a Chinese cookie with one difference – the piece of paper in this roll will have written on it something that someone at the dinner table is thankful for and its your job to figure out which piece of paper belongs to which guest!  As your guests arrive, give them a small piece of paper and pen. Ask them to write something they are thankful for on it and simply bake it into the rolls you’ll be serving for dinner. Sounded like fun to me! And so that I could make sure I wasn’t going to set the house ablaze, I decided to try it out before Thanksgiving Day… What kind of Thanksgiving traditions do your family have?

– Elizabeth xo

Step 1: Have your guests write down what they are thankful for on pre-cut pieces of paper.

Step 2: Place the pieces of paper on the dough and roll them into a crescent shape. I used refrigerated dough from the grocery store, but if you are one to make homemade rolls, I’m sure they would do just fine as well!

Step 3: Bake the rolls as the directions indicate.

Step 4: Enjoy a new tradition! I was a little curious at first as to how these would turn out, but as you can see from the pictures, they are just perfect!


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