Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wait till I tell you all about my 4th grade teacher that was allergic to chalk

I mentioned in my last post that I had just read Paula Deen's memoir this past weekend. That little tid bit also explains why I have been fiercely craving fried chicken for the past 5 days. But throughout the book after each chapter she shares a recipe. I came to one of the recipes which was biscuit donuts.

Have you all ever had these? It's where you take a buttermilk biscuit, poke a hole in it, fry it in some oil, and then dip it in powdered sugar?

These sounded mighty familiar and delicious and then I had a quick flash back to my childhood in the 3rd grade where we studied the pioneer era and so we spent a good semester only eating these biscuit donuts as the "official pioneer food" and playing The Oregon Trail on a Macintosh.

Remember that game?

Now I'm sure that's underestimating my 3rd grade history education. I'm sure we whipped up some construction paper bonnets as well. I just have embedded in my memory all the times I seemed to have caught small pox, malaria, starved or was bitten by a rattle snack in that game. I'm not sure I ever made it across that Oregon Trail now that I think about it.

But I do remember those donuts so I asked boy if he ever had some growing up and he said no but got pretty interested in the fact that I should whip some up so he could try them. Well, shockingly I've never fried anything in my life. Sad huh? Just not a huge fried food fan, but thought I'd try for the sake of boy and the fact that his 3rd grade education was cut short.

And my oh my y'all I actually did it. I fried something. And it was delicious. I sprinkled some with powdered sugar and some with cinammon and sugar and they quickly disappeared.


My 3rd grade teacher would be so proud.

8 comments:

Rebecca Jo said...

Paula Dean would be so proud... you're frying now!!! They look so yummy!!

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

Impressive!! I'd love to sit down with a few of those and a game of Oregon Trail...as long as all my people don't die from rattlesnake bites :)

Kaitlin said...

Those look delicious!!

Aubs said...

ummm...YUM!! Apparently my childhood education was compromised as well...ha! And i have actually never fried anything either even though i did get a fry daddy as a wedding gift...i may just have to bust it out and actually use it!! (even if it is 5 years later!)

ps...SOOOOO remember Oregon Trail and while i enjoy the convenience of technology these days i miss the ease of computers and the games on them back then!! Fun mini trip down memory lane!

HiHoOhio said...

yum! only word needed!

Heather said...

Ok I may need to be making those soon...I too have never fried anything but one time in college my RA had a "frying" party and she fried oreos. They were delish!

Lauren Kelly said...

OMG!!!! Delish!!! And I soooo remember Oregon Trail, haha!!! :)

Whitney said...

I still have Oregon Trail....my mom got it as a JOKE for me a couple of years ago because I was so addicted to it when I was little. Surprise on her - I was stoked! Ha!
Those donuts look super good!