I don’t know about you, but I can’t hunt every day of the hunting season. I guess that makes you appreciate it more when you do get out. There are some things I enjoy (besides hunting,) and one of them is family gatherings.
One of our family’s favorite fall things to do is make home-made donuts, and have a bonfire with all the kids and grandkids. We always make a visit to the cider mill prior to our donut making evening, so we have plenty of the bitter/sweet liquid on hand. We have an old Pillsbury donut recipe , and usually have at least three toppings to put on the hot, fresh, donuts. We make our own frosting, or will use powdered sugar, or cinnamon and sugar.
Just a few weeks ago My wife and I made up a double batch (thinking we’d have plenty of leftovers) – “Not!” I forgot my 83 year old “sweet tooth” mother was coming over, as she devoured 8 of them herself. We made around 120 donuts, and at the end of the evening there were only about 15 left. Oh well thats what we made em for (to eat.) Everyone had a good time, and the grandkids really get a kick out of being able to frost their own home-made donut. Oh by the way we also cook up the donut holes, just like Dunkin-Donuts.
During this three months, of one hunting season after another, lets not forget the really important things in our lives. If we put the emphasis on our families, everything else will fall into place. The picture above is my beautiful wife (Lorna,) and my lovely oldest daughter Tara.