We had our dinner on Sunday and I encouraged everyone to come in costume.
Some decided to forgo the costume and dig right in to the candy!
Here's the good doctor, Nicole. It's a good thing she's not a surgeon! She needs a little steadier hand to get the stitches just right!
C8 doesn't have to be wearing a costume to be roaring with Uncle Dave!
I have many pictures and videos of their roaring contests! Not sure who looks the scariest or the most frightened!
For dinner we had sloppy joes and homemade donuts. The donuts are a tradition. They're definitely NOT a weight watchers food and after consuming 6 of them, I decided I was over my points (for the week!)
As you can see, we all enjoyed them.
It was fun for the kids to decorate their own.
See why I couldn't resist these morsels of goodness?
- 2 (.25 ounce) envelopes active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees)
- 1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup butter
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
Dissolve yeast in warm water until foamy. Add all ingredients together and mix well. Knead for 5 minutes. Place in greased bowl, cover and let rise for 1 to 2 hours. Roll out to 1/2 inch thickness and cut with donut cutter or you can use a glass and a vinegar lid (like I did). Cover and let rise for 45 minutes to an hour. Place the vegetable oil in a pan. Heat to 325 to 350 degrees. Place donuts carefully in oil and cook on each side until golden. Let drain on a cooling rack over a cookie sheet.
When cool enough to handle, dip in glaze made from powdered sugar, vanilla and water, dip in sprinkles. Makes about 30 yummy donuts. Krispy Kreme has a run for it's money!
Tonight was our Relief Society Harvest Hoedown dinner! It was for the men and women and we had lots of fun. The decorations were all harvest related and there was a pumpkin decorating contest where we were supposed to bring a decorated pumpkin. I asked my talented son, Dan, if he could paint a picture of our bishop on a pumpkin. He did!
The prize? These cute pumpkin salt and pepper shakers!