Weight Watchers, donuts, the Eagles, Le Crueset…

What do they all have in common? ME! This is just so typical of me that it’s ridiculous. Last week I joined Weight Watchers ‘CAUSE IT’S TIME, BABY!!! I guess I figured the 15th time around is the lucky one!

So I pay my dues, read the literature, drink a glass of wine and promptly decide to make homemade donuts. (“But my blog followers are depending on me to make donuts, Mark!”)

Due to my poorly conceived plan, the universe promptly paid me back by planting a virus in my boyfriend, Timothy B. Schmidt, of the Eagles, and their concert was canceled.

photo courtesy Timothy B. Schmidt's website

That’s right…I had tickets to that concert! Now where am I going to wear my new sequined tube top? How am I going to hook up with Tim, now? His tour keeps him really busy, so we never get to see each other! (Yeah…sure…that’s me with a blonde wig…now you can see why I need WW’s)

courtesy Patricia Field

Oh…don’t cry for me my friends. It didn’t take long to compensate. I promptly justified spending the ticket money on a ridiculously expensive Le Crueset Dutch oven. Hey…if you’re frying donuts and getting over a man, you have to have a fancy shmancy pot!

Yeah, yeah…I know…I’m married to a saint! But just so ya know, I did make it clear to Mark–a long time ago–that if Timothy, or Sting, for that matter, comes to the door looking for me, I’m outta here! He seems oddly okay with that.

So I went to The Pioneer Woman and followed Ree Drummond’s recipe–Homemade Glazed Doughnuts–with a fine-toothed comb. I’ve gotta say, there is something just so satisfying about dropping rings of dough into hot oil–what’s that all about? For my first attempt at donuts, they weren’t too bad, but I would add more sugar and salt to the batter next time.

My extended family gathered at our house for a BBQ (my shattered sister flew down to Vancouver just to see said Eagles) just in time to smell the divine scent of freshly glazed donuts! And yes, my son’s possee of longboarding punks did show up to shovel down some donuts.

Hey, Timothy. When we’re hungry, donuts–not love–will keep us alive. Check your call display and hit reply!


2 responses

  1. Wow…Weight Watcher’s and donuts…only you could pull that one off!! I am so envious of your new Le Creuset Dutch oven. Me want…me want đŸ˜‰

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