Batter, Dough, Bread

Wanna know what I’ve had for lunch today?

Batter. Dough. Bread.

My sister took off work and came into town last night for the Friendsgiving party we’re having at our house tomorrow. Our Friendsgiving party is basically a pre-Thanksgiving party with all the traditional Thanksgiving food!

Leslie and I have spent the day meal planning, grocery shopping, baking, cooking, chopping and peeling. 

Tearing bread for tomorrow’s stuffing…

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(I swear I ate four pieces of this stuff while tearing it into bits.)

Beating butter, sugar and eggs for tunnel of fudge chocolate cake…

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(Lots of beater and bowl licking on that one!)

We also tackled the intimidating pumpkin roll.

Apparently you’re supposed to roll up the pumpkin cake in a powdered sugar-covered towel to cool before icing it and rolling it back up.

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Let’s hope it eventually looks like this…

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If the cake crumbles when we try to unroll it, I have plans to turn it into pumpkin cake truffles. Plan B!

I also ate a million pecans and a cup of Greek yogurt for some protein. My attempt to be healthy amid all the sugary sampling. Smile 

Off to tackle peeling eight pounds of potatoes!

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  1. Jen says

    Is that a cream cheese filling?! I ‘m always so impressed with pumpkin rolls – I’m sure mine would never get rolled and become a squashed up mess! 🙂


  2. caroline says

    friendsgiving! we host a friendsgiving as well- 4 years strong in our 700 sq foot SanFran appartment. We average about 40 ppl::70 bottles of wine a year! such a great tradition:)


  3. Alison says

    Hi Julie!
    Just wondering what kind of pan you used to bake the pumpkin roll batter in – did you use an actual “jelly roll pan” or a cookie sheet?



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