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Saturday, January 03, 2009

When it's cold outside...

I go crazy and make donuts!

This was my first attempt ever at making donuts. The kids were quite pleased, they were gobbled up quickly and quietly. However, I was ill prepared to make donuts. These don't have holes as I don't have a proper cutter (or any items which would suffice to make nice small round holes in the center). And, my candy thermometer was a casualty by the end of this project. It was making sure the oil stayed at a steady temp and I dropped it. I'd love to make them more often, but three risings and hours of waiting???!!! The grocery store bakery is only two blocks away.

This week brought more snow, a couple warmer days for melting, and a couple frigid days to make a nice icy crust on everything.
Today we noticed some long cracks along our ceilings, down the walls and around the entrance doors. Ultimately the snow was removed from the roof and...
while Rick would like you to think he once again did all the work, the management company (sounds like the mob) did the work. That pile of snow is duplicated in the back yard and some had to be moved across the street!

3 comments:

studioodd said...

the donuts look so yummy but i understand the time thing..sheesh so much easier to just head to the donut shop LOL.. of course in a fix fried fridgie biscuts make a great substitute :) and the snow...OH MY LOL all we got was about 2ft two weeks ago and now its mostly gone with the exception of the stuff frozen solid that will stick around till summer :)

Conni said...

Yummm!! I adore homemade donuts!! I can smell them now!

Candace said...

The donuts look yummy, but the snow looks "very cold". It kind of makes me homesick for up north though, as in moderation it can be fun. Or maybe it is just the pictures of your young family that are making me nostalgic, mine are grown and even the grandkids are mostly older than your little ones. We lived up north until the kids were 4 and 6, and those were some hard times, but some happy times. Wish I could go back and visit.