Crisp weather, changing leaves, and the smell of wood smoke all mean one thing to me – time for homemade doughnuts on Autumn evenings. For some reason I always associate homemade doughnuts with the Autumn season. As soon as the equinox arrives, I get a craving to make them, and Andy sweetly pulls out the deep fat fryer and offers to help. Luckily the weather was still decent so we could fry them outside.
I’ve been making homemade doughnuts the past few years, but have been using the 2.5 inch doughnut cutter. This year, I switched to the 3.5″ round cutter and I liked them much better (although Andy prefers the smaller size). I also make homemade dark chocolate and maple glaze to dip them in (we each have our favorites)! Aries, of course, gets the doughnut balls. In the widget below, I’ve linked to the fryer we use as well as the stainless steel doughnut cutter. Unfortunately, the placemats are no longer available, but there are some similar ones. They work really well for the season!
This time of year is my absolute favorite, and I love everything about it. Over the weekend we went over to our land to see how much the leaves were changing there. While we were there exploring, we kept hearing an eerie sound. It almost seemed like an animal was crying, but we discovered it was two trees rubbing against each other. At night alone, it would have been so scary!! It reminded me of the sounds you hear in a haunted forest.
What season is your favorite? I love this quote perfectly describing each of the seasons:
“Winter is an etching, Spring a watercolor, Summer an oil painting, and Autumn a mosaic of them all.” ~~Stanley Horowitz
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