Becky Wanted To Get Out Of Bed Early. Plus A Recipe For French Market Donuts.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
We went to bed early yesterday evening so I guess this was why Becky wanted to get up from bed early .
Joann finished bringing Becky into the living room. It is now 4:26 AM. I woke up itching so I had to walk to the kitchen to take ,and allergy tablet. It seems to help, and stops the itching. I took a good bath last night, so it had nothing to do with being soiled. One of the symptoms of diabetes involves itching. However the non prescription two dollar a box Dollar Store tablets seem to do the trick, and they work. I just took one.
Our cat Gray Fox was hungry. I do not know where he puts the chicken, but I had some loose pieces already off the bones that I warmed up for him. I placed it into his plate after warming it up in our microwave oven for about ten seconds. He ate every bit of it , and now he is quiet.
Joann went back to bed. I just gave Becky something to drink in a cup with a straw. Last night I cooked a bowl of rice, and put fresh peas, frozen celery pieces, frozen mild green pepper pieces, some pieces of smoke sausage, a bag of Lipton soup powder mix from a box, and an economy bag of chicken soup into a bowl. I found some instant rice in a box so I poured it into a casserole bowl.
I thought it would taste mediocre , but Joann and Becky seemed to like it. It was not a fantastic meal, but it was good food.
I added four cups of water to the bowl, and mixed it all up. I covered the bowl with a heavy microwaveable tolerant dish, and placed the contents on twenty minutes of microwave heat. Occasionally I checked it while it cooked so the soup would not boil over into the microwave oven.
I thought it tasted fair, but Joann and Becky really enjoyed it. I put a spoon full of it in a plate for Gray Fox, but he did not want any part of it. He checked it to see if there was any chicken in it, but did not find any and left. There was some uncooked chicken in the refrigerator in a bowl so I microwaved some for him again this morning . As for now everyone seems to be doing fine.
Here is a French Market Donut Recipe . It makes a lot of delicious donuts. They are good.
FRENCH MARKET DONUTS :
. 1 envelope of active dry yeast .
. 1 1/2 cups warm water.
. 1/2 cup granulated sugar.
. 1 teaspoon salt.
. 2 eggs beaten.
. 1 cup evaporated milk.
. 7 cups of all purpose flour.
. 1/4 cup of shortening.
. Oil for deep frying.
. Powdered sugar.
In a large bowl, sprinkle yeast over the warm water. Stir to dissolve and let stand for five minutes. Add sugar, salt, beaten eggs and evaporated milk. Whisk or use, and electric mixer to blend ingredients thoroughly. Add four cups of flour; and beat until smooth.
Add shortening, and gradually blend in remaining flour. Mix everything well, and it will look like dough.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and chill at least 4 hours, or overnight. Roll out the dough on a floured board to 1/8th of and inch in thickness.
Cut into 2 1/2 to 3 inch squares. Deep fry at 360 degrees for 2 to 3 minutes until pieces are lightly browned on both sides. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle generously with powdered sugar. Serve hot with coffee.
Makes 4 to 5 dozen donuts. Dough can be cut and frozen according to recipe. I usually refrigerate my dough , and use as much as I please.
It will last a long time in the refrigerator, but it probably would be best if you would use all the dough within two or three days.
I use a large cooking spoon that has holes in it to move around my cooking donuts as I work with them. Make sure you're oil is hot when you deep fry the donuts.
When you drop the dough nut pieces to be cooked in hot oil, they will sink to the bottom of the oil at first, and then rise to the top of the oil as they cook.
Take them out of the oil when they are cooked. I prefer to place my cooked donuts on some paper napkins so that the napkins will absorb oil, and then I sprinkle white powder sugar on the donuts.
These donuts taste great, and if you like vanilla pudding, or lemon pudding, or butterscotch pudding, then make your pudding ,and place it on the table with the donuts.
Since it can be a real aggravation trying to put pudding into donuts, we just simply enjoy the pudding with the donuts. After all ! it all goes into the same place which is you're tummy.
If you have a nice kitchen to cook in, making these donuts can be a lot of fun, and very economical.
God Bless .