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.


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 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 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!