We had doughnuts and a few dark chocolate chips at this week's tea time. The doughnuts were pumpkin doughnuts - very yummy - but, I had never made them before, and I didn't know how hot to get the oil... they began to get close to burning and so I took them out of the oil, but most of them didn't get cooked on the inside as a result. Next time, I will keep the oil temperature a bit lower and see if that helps!
Ahh, aren't they beautiful? ;) I cut them all in half, revealing the doughy insides, and then put them on a baking sheet in the oven so I was at least not serving raw eggs to my children. So, doughnuts will be something to work on in the future...
Caroline helped me put together this stegosaurus model that I found on clearance at the craft store this past summer. She helped to find the pieces on the diagram in the directions while I fit the pieces together.
The feast of St. Francis of Assisi fell on the first day of D week for us, so we used his feast day on which to base this week's cooking project. Since he is the patron of animals, we made a variation of Critter Crunch. The "critters" in it are bunny grahams and animal crackers!