Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Summer Time and the Readin' Is


I went to the library today and picked up a few books for some summer readin':

Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Every

A Death in Belmont: Books: Sebastian Junger

American Theocracy : The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, O

And here I thought chick lit was calling to me. I do think Freakonomics will not be as heavy as the last two. American Theocracy has been on my list for a while and I've read a few disturbing things in reviews and decided I needed to check it out for myself.

This morning I got the urge for some fried dough. The other day on Paula's Home Cookin' she made these canned biscuit donuts. I happened to have a can of biscuits and what I needed to make a glaze. Krispy Kreme watchout because these donuts were pretty tasty. Pretty much all I did was open the can of biscuits while my oil was heating, I used the cap off of a water bottle to cut out the donut hole, fried my dough, constantly turning the donut in the oil(a few browned pretty fast and were a bit doughy in the middle, not raw, more like al dente), then I dipped them in a glaze of powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. I didn't measure anything for the glaze, just made it up as I went along. Kept adding milk or sugar until it was the consistency I thought it needed to be which was also a guess. Nice late morning treat.

Today has been pretty much a wasted day. No house cleaning and my kitchen floor is pretty sticky, ick, but donuts needed to be made, and the baby across the road needed to be held. Sometimes it's good to spend a little while holding a baby and enjoying his smiles. They are priceless.

No stitching today either. I hate looking for the origin of my mistakes. I need to step back, take a break and start looking again in a couple of days.

1 comment:

Anna van Schurman said...

Paula Dean's gonna lead us all down the road to ruin. Did you see the episode where she made Krispy Kreme bread pudding?