Start a new Thanksgiving tradition with your family this year and try these Gratitude Rolls.
Have your kids help you mix and knead the dough.
Let them hide the handwritten messages inside and help roll up each pizza-shaped butterhorn roll.
This is togetherness at its finest.
Follow this recipe to make the dough, and allow to rise for 2 hours until doubled in size.
(We modified our recipe by using half whole wheat flour/ half white flour).
Divide into six dough balls. 
Begin rolling each one into a 9-12″ round.  Slice into 8 pieces (or 12 for smaller rolls), just like you’d cut a pizza.
Add a handwritten thankfulness note (in PENCIL to prevent bleeding!) to each “slice” of dough.
Work together to roll each slice up around the note. 
The kids love this part so much.

Tuck the point underneath, and place on greased cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes in 400 degree oven.

Now for the fun part! At Thanksgiving dinner, each family member can unroll and read aloud the message of gratitude hidden in their roll. 
OR–by leaving off names, and simply writing “I am thankful for…” you could read aloud each message as they’re opened, and let family members GUESS who wrote it.

What’s this Mama thankful for, you wonder?
SO much.
Including the joyful opportunity to stay home with and teach my kiddos.

If you do not have the time to make your own dough this Thanksgiving, remember–
you can always use store-bought crescent roll dough!

“We Your people, the sheep of Your pasture, will give You thanks forever; we will show forth and publish Your praise from generation to generation.”
Psalm 79:13