2001-10-31 02:37:21 (UTC)

A Typical Autumn Day

Tomorrow I plan to make sugar cookies and cut them in the
shape of ghosts. Then I spread white frosting on them and
used red hots for eyes. Scary!

I'll also make hobgoblin donuts. These are easy and fun.
Don't worry about making fancy shapes. Just drop them in by
the teaspoonfuls. The grotesque shapes form haphazardly and
will become hobgoblins to those with imaginations! The
recipe is from the October 24th issue of the
Brownsville Times, our little local weekly newspaper.

2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 and 1/2 tsps. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup raisins

Sift dry ingredients together. Add the egg, milk, and oil.
Mix together until thoroughly mixed. Stir in raisins. Drop
with a teaspoon into hot fat (375 degrees). [Note: Dough
should be slightly rounded in teaspoon--if the donuts are
too large, they will not be cooked in their centers.] Fry
until golden brown--about three minutes. Drain. Roll while
warm in cinnamon-sugar mixture (1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp.
cinnamon mixed together thoroughly). Yield is approximately
3 dozen donuts. Plan on making several batches!

I'll put a few of the cookies and donuts as well as a couple
of the remaining jack-o-lantern cupcakes in John's lunchbox
as his Halloween treats tomorrow night.
I'm sewing appliqued windows on a house for the Angel
sampler quilt. There are eleven of them and they are each an
inch square so that's about all the quilting I did today.
It was a cold and rainy afternoon so I did what the cats
did--take a nap! I felt much better after I woke up. I've
been suffering from a cough that won't quit and I'll be glad
when it's finally gone. I've also been taking vitamin C
although I'm not sure how much that will help.