Monday, February 2, 2009



Lightning Looking Cute

I just wanted to post a picture and I thought of handsome Lightning. He is one of my in-law's cats. I have to be fair and post of a picture of his sister, Precious.

Precious on Safari

They had a brother but he got ran over. Frank and I get to play with them with we go over for a visit.

Okay.. back to my title... Donuts. Joy over at Doodlebug mentioned one time that she likes donut holes. Oh.. today is her 10th birthday... drop by and wish her a Happy Birthday. Then Michelle at Chocolate and Marmalade Tea posted how her mischievous cat, Quincy, stole and ate a donut. Michelle posted really cute pictures, so it is a must to check out too.

Of course all this talk of donut holes and donuts made me want donuts. I still can't taste foods much... darn cold is still hanging on... so no donuts will be bought or made here until our taste buds come back.

I wanted to share an easy recipe. I got this recipe from an old recipe book when we were stationed in Hawaii. I don't have the name of the book or author and am pretty sure the copyright is out of date... so maybe I won't get sued :-) The recipe is for Malasadas. They are also known as Portuguese Doughnuts. The recipe makes a lot. I used half the recipe when I used to make them.


8 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 pint milk
4 cups flour
2 yeast cakes (two packets of active dry yeast is equivalent)

Sift the flour, salt and sugar together. Place yeast in 1 cup of warm milk and blend well. Pour this mixture into bowl with about 2½ cups of the dry ingredients and stir. Gradually add the second cup of milk and rest of flour mixture. When thoroughly mixed, cover bowl and let rise.

When dough has risen sufficiently and appears light in texture drop by tablespoon into hot fat and fry until golden brown.

The recipe says to drizzle with warm honey, but I rolled them in powdered sugar and cinnamon most of the time. That is what my children liked. They could also be drizzled with chocolate or vanilla icing and sprinkles added... Quincy would like the sprinkles :-)

Use a healthy oil and control the portions and you will be fine and not destroy your healthy diet. Treat yourself ever once in while with something you like.

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Frank had to reschedule his appointment with the oncologist surgeon for the second time. We just are not over these colds. I am better, I went about an hour without coughing.. that is progress :-) For some reason I've had a cough worse than Frank. I don't think I have bronchitis or pneumonia. We both may have a sinus infection. Frank made us appointments with our family doctor... the soonest he could get is Friday morning. If we get worse before our appointments we can always go to one of the convenient care places.

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We were stationed at Ft. Shafter in Hawaii from the first part of July 1973 until sometime in August 1974. They dissolved Frank's unit so it was a short tour. Frank and I want to go back for a visit.

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Anyhow, the hole in the doughnut is at least digestible. - - H.L. Mencken



  1. I love cats! Hubby is allergic so I just have to love on other peoples cats.
    Those donut holes sound yummy.

    (We live is Sothwestern Virginia. We're in the Blue Ridge mountains)

  2. Pretty kitties! And yummy sounding recipes! Glad your feeling better, hope it continues for both of you. :)

  3. Hi Zaroga, Thanks for the adorable kitty photos! Made me smile! This recipe sounds so good and unusual too - thanks for sharing. I pray that you and Frank will be better soon. Take care and God bless. Mildred

  4. Your kitties are cute, Zaroga!

    Now thanks...all I can think about are donuts or donut holes too! I haven't had any in awhile and of course, I'm trying to diet!

    I hope both you and Frank are feeling lots better soon! A cold is just enough to keep you fun!

    Thanks for mentioning Joy's blog...that was sweet!

    Have a great week!

  5. Thanks, Zaroga, for stopping by and seeing Jimmy today:)

    Donuts--I try to never buy them, but I usually have a pesky can of biscuits in the fridge that can easily become donuts:) hmmm...

    maybe for dessert tonight.

    I pray that you both are feeling good real soon- that is no fun.

    Linda C

  6. I had to do a double take and make sure I was at your place, LOL! I LOVE donut holes, too! We used to have a family business that made fresh donuts and I stopped by often, I miss that place!
    I still hope you will try the zinc lozenges, that will also help you get your taste back. I am so sorry you both are still sick!

  7. Donuts are my weakness....LOVE THEM!! This made me want some right now. I sure hope you and your husband get better soon.

  8. Did you know that doughnut holes have no calories??? smile!! They are holes right so that would be just AIR!! Great idea anyway..
    I hope that you get to feeling better soon..Unfortunately these colds that are going around last a long time..I know ours did and they make you feel lousy!!
    Sorry that i have not been around...LIFE happens..

  9. I love you new look and the kitty's are so cute. one of my kitty's like donuts too. Thanks I will have to try your recipe. How you get better soon, I am grateful for your sportive comments too.
    Big hug.

  10. Thank you, you did not miss my BD, it was today. I am sorry the zinc didn't work, you are probably right and it's a since or upper resp. infection instead of a cold, I do hope you can get over it!

  11. Beautiful pictures and the recipe looks great! Hope you and Frank get better soon and I hope Frank gets to the doctor and takes care of himself. Sometimes time is the most important element of recovery.

  12. Good morning. I have left something special for you on my blog.

  13. I love the picture of the gray cat. It is soooo beautiful. What a striking color.


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