I want to share with you a fun tradition that you can do for your Thanksgiving Dinner this year! We try to make our Thanksgiving Feast a bit more meaningful with our Thanksgiving Thankful Rolls.
Growing up my mom would place a few dry beans on our plate. We would go around the table and take turns naming something we were thankful for…one for each bean. So for the last few years, I thought I would continue on the tradition but in a little more creative way.
I have created a list of several different questions that are typed out. Then I simply print them out and cut out each each question into strips. Then I wrap each folded question in some tinfoil to protect it while the rolls are baking.
Then I simply place the folded notes in between two round pieces of roll dough and then let the dough rise and bake the rolls normally. I actually shared this idea with you a few years ago…but I thought it was time to spruce it up a bit and add some new photos!
You can create your own Thankful Rolls questions…or you can print out the ones I like to use.
To download the question click on the following link:
Thanksgiving Thankful Rolls Questions
*These free printables are provided for your personal use only. Please do not repost or share them without my permission. Thank you.
Need a great Homemade Roll Recipe? Check out this Rhodes Rolls Copycat Recipe!
If you look closely, you can see the notes in some of these rolls below. Just be sure to warn your guests so that they don’t inadvertently eat the note. No one wants any one to choke on the notes. The Thankful Rolls are a great way to generate a good discussion around the Thanksgiving Dinner table and sharing with others the things you are grateful for and why.
We are so blessed, and sometimes we may need a gentle reminder of the many things we are blessed with.
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Wonderful idea and one I am definitely going to do!!! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.
Thanks so much Shirley! I am glad you enjoyed it!
So cute! Are these your orange rolls or just plain dinner rolls? If they are just plain- do you have the recipe? :) Thanks!
These are plain. I just like to bake rolls by placing two balls of dough in a muffin tin. I can share the recipe for these here soon!
charlene hammonds says
Yes what recipe for thankful rolls?
I will share it here soon!
Susan Petersen says
Can you share your dinner rolls recipe???? Please, they look delicious!!!
Yes! I will share them here soon!!
Anna @ Sunny Side Ups says
Oh my goodness, this is such a wonderful idea/tradition for the whole family to do together…plus the rolls look delicious! I love it!! Pinned!
Julie Anne says
This is such a fun tradition! I’ll have to check back for your roll recipe we live at a high altitude and I can never seem to get mine to raise right.
Last Christmas, we made rolls with “we are pregnant” announcements hidden inside. It was so much fun! :)
What a great idea! Thanks for sharing :)
Kyla @HouseofHipsters.com says
So I love love love you mom’s idea with the bean and your idea with the roll is genius! Thanks for sharing!
I think this is a wonderful idea for the whole family to do during Thanksgiving dinner. I can’t wait for the recipe for the dinner rolls! I’m definitely trying this out this Thanksgiving! Thanks!
Would this work with croissant rolls you think?
It should…Just roll them up in it…just make sure your guests are aware to look for notes so they don’t accidently get eaten!!
The rolls look really yummy! Could you post/send a link to the actual roll recipe!? Thanks!
Love the idea of the two together!! Double the yumminess! They are the softest rolls!
The Idea Room Assistant says
Kristyn- They are so fun to make and really are so soft and delicious!
These are the softest rolls! There seem to never be enough! So excited to make them for Thanksgiving!
The Idea Room Assistant says
Natalie- They really are so yummy! Thanks for your comments!