Thanksgiving Feast...

The following is a part of the #ArchiTalks series wherein a topic is suggested and a group of architect bloggers each give their take on the subject.

The topic this month is "From an Architect's Table"

We do not cook a Thanksgiving meal at our house. We are fortunate enough to have extended family to celebrate Thanksgiving with and a mother who is still able and willing to prepare the bulk of the feast. Besides that, i loathe cooking. I thought about sitting this one out when asked to share a favorite recipe as part of this #ArchiTalks installment. I racked my brain trying to think of something to share to no avail. I even considered sharing a non food 'recipe'. I was about the erase this post from my queue. But as i thought about it more, one thing i always looked forward to at holiday meals was my grandmother's Parker House Rolls. Now i have never made them, so i am not sure they technically qualify as being "from an architect's table." Nonetheless, here is the recipe:

Recipe for Parker House Rolls in my mother's hand. It appears to have been used much more than i know it has been.


Parker House Rolls

1 T. Yeast

1/4 c. Sugar

1 3/4 tsp salt

1/3 c. shortening

1 1/2 c. warm water

5 - 5 1/4 c. flour

Soften yeast in warm water. Add Salt, shortening, and sugar. Add flour a little at a time until smooth dough forms. Let rise until double. Roll dough out to about 1/4" thick & cut into circles using a biscuit cutter. Brush with melted butter, fold over and place in 9x13 baking pan with the fold down.  Let rise again. Bake at 450º for 15 - 18 minutes. Brush tops with melted butter.*

Best served warm.


For some savory recipes from other architects participating in the #ArchiTalks series, follow the links below:

Bob Borson - Life of An Architect (@bobborson)
Margaritas Especial del Arquitecto de Texas

Lora Teagarden - L² Design, LLC (@L2DesignLLC)
ArchiTalks: Bourbon. Every architect's friend.

Eric T. Faulkner - Rock Talk (@wishingrockhome)
Archi-Table - Any Berry Salad

Michael Riscica - Young Architect (@YoungArchitxPDX)
The Architect's Postmodern Thanksgiving! 

Emily Grandstaff-Rice - Emily Grandstaff-Rice AIA (@egraia)
Unplug Tradition

Jarod Hall - di'velept (@divelept)

Michele Grace Hottel - Michele Grace Hottel, Architect (@mghottel)
"From an Architect's Table" Dolly Brown's Pumpkin Pie

Jeff Echols - Architect Of The Internet (@Jeff_Echols)
This Thanksgiving: Something New

Eric Wittman - intern[life] (@rico_w)
giving thanks and [wine]ing

Brian Paletz - The Emerging Architect (@bpaletz)
All In the Family

Rosa Sheng - Equity by Design (@EquityxDesign)
Hacksgiving - A Hacker's Thanksgiving 

Mark R. LePage - Entrepreneur Architect (@EntreArchitect)
From My Table To Yours

Amy Kalar - ArchiMom (@AmyKalar)
ArchiTalk #15: From An Architect's Table

Meghana Joshi - IRA Consultants, LLC (@MeghanaIRA)
Archtalks from an Architects Table

Jeffrey A Pelletier - Board & Vellum (@boardandvellum)
An Architect’s OCD Guide to Thanksgiving

Jonathan Brown - Proto-Architecture (@mondo_tiki_man)
From an Architect's Holiday Table


*NOTE: The printed recipe was missing some instructions, so i called my mom and got clarification for this post*

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