The beauty throwing big parties is always the leftovers. Left over veggies naturally lent themselves to toppings for a breakfast-for-dinner omelet adventure, which we enjoyed today. Donuts, which are a food I do not usually enjoy, were requested for the occasion. I do not own a donut pan, but not owning a culinary tool has never been a stopping point for me. Donut pan was purchased. Good thing the request was around Valentine's Day, because they were selling heart-shaped donut pans! Jealous? You probably should be. While currently I am not enamored with the stores' plastering of hearts throughout every nook and cranny, I couldn't resist. Hearts equal cuteness.
See? Doesn't that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Thought so.
Then, much to my surprise, I actually liked these Mexican Hot Chocolate Donuts. They were light and fluffy and made you feel like you were snuggling with puppies or something with every bite. I think I could reconsider my stance on donuts after these, but since I only do one treat a week, it doesn't hold much of a candle to the other contenders.
The best part was that the directions to these donuts had an option for blow-torch use. You had better believe I own one of those, except I have been afraid to use it until now. It is supposedly dummy-proof so I took it out tonight to try it, but unfortunately it is dummy-proof and I couldn't figure it out. Wah wah wahhhh. Blow torch: 1 Me: 0. I guess there is always a creme brulee to make to christen my blow torch. But being type-A, you know I had a plan-B for my poor little donuts (aka the broil setting on the oven) and they turned out more than just fine. Sometimes plan-B isn't so bad, you know? Tonight was a great reminder of that. I think I am going on plan-M right now in real life but I am grateful for the assurance that just like this donut, I too will be made into something beautiful and that every difficult thing will result in good.
"We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us." Romans 5:3-5
I'm standing on that promise today, but more immediately sleeping on that promise because it is now 12:16 and those kids won't teach themselves. (Well, they might but it might not be the correct information. I'm quality control).