Thursday, January 26, 2012

Easy Yet Delicious!

In my Pinterest craze and going nuts over there, I came across some pretty darn good recipes.  One of these was taking canned biscuit dough and frying them into donuts.  My curiosity & hunger got the better of me & since I had all I needed on hand I made some up.  Have to say they really are delightful; fluffy & tender inside, crisp outside, and how nice to have a hot, fresh batch of donuts for a weekend brunch eh?  Next time I'm going to do half in the cinnamon sugar & half in powdered sugar I think.  Oh, and for my sugar & cinnamon mixture I used Sugar In The Raw.  I adore the texture, the crunch, mmm, so good.

By the way, I just used my fave cooking oil in my fave skillet, heated it up & then tested with one of the donut holes as I don't have a thermometer.  Don't over heat your oil!  You don't want to cook these too quickly or you'll have them done on the outside & raw inside, eww.  Too low & you'll have them tough.  Play around with it until you find it to be just right for you.  Which I did with the donut holes since if I had to sacrifice them it wouldn't have really bothered me.

That dark spot in the middle of the bottom donut is a clean soda bottle cap,
it made making the holes a snap.  The grainy stuff is my cinnamon sugar.

Frying up the holes

My first donut...after this I did two at a time.

Ready to eat & they truly were delicious!  I plan on making these 
for my family for weekend breakfasts & brunches fairly often now.

January Through December

January Through December

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

It's A Blog Hop!

11 Weeks Old

Caramel Macchiato aka Gemma is now 11 weeks old.  I am so in love with my kitteh, she is so fluffy & adorable.  Adorkable more like.  She loves climbing all over my desk, thus my books, keyboard, and most of all she loves to launch herself at my wrists & hands, wrapping her paws & claws around me so I can't type or read.  Silly kitteh!

Gorgeous Gemma

Sleepy baby kitty, killing invisible pesties takes a lot of work don't you know!

Catnappin' finally, whew.  She tuckered both of us plum out!

Not that I have many readers by any means, but I wanted to say I'm sure you've noticed the plethora of Polyvore sets on here.  I think I'm as addicted to Polyvore as I am Pinterest.  I heart both so much & am having an absolute blast putting sets together.  Memories of my commercial art classes abound.

And Let Love Keep Us Together

And Let Love Keep Us Together

Monday, January 16, 2012

I Got A Rock & Roll Heart

I Got A Rock & Roll Heart

And the survey says...

current guilty pleasure: watching reruns of Big Bang Theory 
current nail color: natural
current playlist: oh man, my iPod is completely mismashed potpourri I tell ya!
current read: my Kindle Fire, which was a freebie, love it! I even got some free books on it, just finished The Hangman's Daughter

current drink: coffee w/ caramel macchiato creamer or water
current food: hmm, love hate love hate.  oh okay, um, steak. medium w/ baked tater w/ real butter no sour cream.
current favorite show: oh jeez...Once Upon A Time, Grimm, Chuck
current wish list: to send my warmblood gelding, Sebastian, for training
current needs: be pain free more often, figure out these crazy swollen, hurting ankles
current triumphs: first year of college down & made Dean's List every single quarter.  oorah man, oorah!
current bane of my existence: these aches, pains & so on, which I think stem from last Jan.'s accident
current celebrity crush: Jason Statham  
current indulgence: 5 weeks of school break led to the catching up on tv shows I've recently found & more coffee :)
current blessing: the 4 most amazing, wonderful, inspiring kids evah! I love them beyond words!
current outfit: Q-Baby jeans (so comfy man!), soft t-shirt, big sweater, wool lined leather mocs

current excitement: my new Ragdoll kitten naughty, so cute, but man is she naughty!
current mood: o.O yup, that's pretty much how I'm feeling right this minute
current link: TamaTala's Pinterest

my gorgeous heart!

soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur. happy kitty, sleepy kitty,  purr purr purr.

Thursday, January 5, 2012