Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Biscuit Donuts

Biscuits.. You know, the ones that come in the blue pop can? Well, that thing scares the bejeezus out of me.

It is a loud pressurized pop.. I feel like I'm about to die every time I hear one. Luckily enough for me, loving BF volunteers to open the cans while I cower in the corner.

So this Friday, the gang came over for Fry-Day. It was the end of the quarter, give us a break. We were looking for an excuse to party.

And one of my friends brought over my new favorite card game. I'll review it for you once I get my copy.. It will be here tomorrow..

I digress. Donuts. This post is about donuts. But I have space to ramble because this may be the easiest way to make donuts ever. Yes, I would reckon, the only easier way is to make somebody else do it. But where is the fun in that?

Tube of biscuits and oil. The new Boyfriend in the group thinks that's all you need. He doesn't like sweets... at all.

For those humans reading, I will also suggest you have powdered sugar and milk for a glaze.

Biscuit Donuts

  •  Store bought biscuit dough
  • Some form of oil for frying
  • 1/4 cup of Powdered Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons or more of Milk
 Now, cut the dough into donut shapes. I used a lid to a soda bottle and a knife to cut out the centers, but for those of you who may actually have a small round cookie cutter, I'd use that. My method was effective but sticky.

Save the centers to make donut holes. Trust me.

Then, carefully place the dough in some hot oil, I used my snazzy new Christmas present - my FryDaddy.

Flip after about 45 seconds. These cook up fast, so keep an eye on them and flip sooner if they are a nice golden brown.

Drain on some paper towels, and mix the powdered sugar and milk to create your glaze.

Once the donuts are cool enough to touch, dip the tops into a bowl of the glaze. When you flip them back over, the glaze will run down the donut.

Try not to eat them all before the party starts! When I did this, people were standing behind me while I fried, stealing the donut holes before I was done.

Such a hit and so easy! I would have more pictures if there weren't 3 hungry college guys in my kitchen.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Week Before Finals Week

So, it's here. Week 10.  And I am handling it beautifully.

On the quarter system, we don't get this strange "Reading Week" some school are so fond of.. No, no, no. We go straight from a week of exams and practicals into a week of finals. It seems a little repetitive.

So now, for my movie recommendation.

I had a very terrible day, you know the kinds, where you shatter something all over the kitchen floor while making breakfast (I selected a lovely glass crock pot lid) and then spend the next 8 hours working on things that are 20% of your grade in some class.

After this kind of day, everyone should sit down and watch When Harry Met Sally

This movie is funny and romantic. Classic in all of the best ways. And I have found that I can watch it in all sorts of moods. Bad ones, happy ones, when I'm heart-broken, and when I'm anxious.

I have to try very hard to stay calm during high stress times in my life. The week before Finals Week counts as a time I need to work on staying calm, so I'd be popping Xanax every 2 hours like clockwork.

So I knit, I take baths, and from time to time, I watch When Harry Met Sally.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Anxiety and Coffee

If anyone out there actually keeps up with this blog, you may have noticed a name change. 

I have gotten rather attached to my little internet soap box and decided that it was time to change this into something I can update as I feel, as well as something I can keep adding content to well after I graduate.

I will still post the hack recipes that I develop, but I want a little room to spread out.

Want an explaination of the new name?

 I have 2 very large vices, anxiety and coffee. One feeds the others addiction. I have some anxiety issues that I am currently working thought (seriously, does breathing work for everyone else? Sometimes its just not possible to control) and this constant state of panic and worry keeps me up at night. Which is why I am writing this in the dark, in the middle of the night.

Hence my coffee addiction. Sorry kids, if you want me to do that standing/walking/talking thing everyone else seems to be so fond of, I'm going to need some caffeine.

So this is me knitting, cooking, and ranting my way though college and life with coffee and anxiety.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

RIP Circular Needles

Ugh! I've been sick for a couple days now, nothing too concerning, just a low grade fever... Just enough to keep me in bed.

So I've finally had some time to catch up on my knitting backlog. I am working on a skirt I promised my sister at Christmastime, trying to get it done by May. I'd made some good progress until...

Snap! There go 60 stitched I need to hurry up and catch before the whole thing starts to unravel.

After 1 and a half hours of saving the skirt, I find myself in the market for a more solid pair of circular, size 5 knitting needles.

I'll review whatever I end up with, but at some point, doing an extremely complicated pattern on beginners knitting needles just doesn't work.

Thanks for listening to me rant and let me know if you have a sturdy circular brand to recommend.