I am not cool. I do not want my kids to eat the deep-fried-in-crap-oil, coated-in-white-sugar confections. I'm not opposed to the occasional treat, but I'd like to pick when it happens. And I'd like to make sure it's as healthful a treat as I can manage and it still be considered treat-worthy by my kids. So, when the doughnut-fundraiser notes came home in the bookbags earlier this month I made a mental note of the date (which I miraculously remembered WITHOUT writing it down; that should speak to how much the doughnut fundraiser pisses me off). That date was today, a Friday in October.
Sidenote: We are knee-deep in our very first ever soccer season. Both girls are playing soccer for the first time ever, on different teams. Between practices and games, we're committed 3-5 days/nights a week. We got back from games/practice at 8:30PM last night.
Okay, so we get back home last night and everyone is hungry again, so I feed them snacks and get them all to bed. After a quick cleanup, it's now 9:30PM. Time to make the doughnuts. I've used this recipe before (with some modifications) and the whole family loved it, so I decided not to tinker with success. The only change I made was the almond butter; I was out, so I subbed natural peanut butter instead. The marriage of chocolate and peanut butter is famous for a reason, folks.