Hi my friends. Here in Florida we are anxiously awaiting monster storm Dorian. Not quite sure where she is heading, she seems to like to keep us all on our toes. This past week made all Floridians run to the store for supplies and to fill up our gas tanks just in case. The poor Bahamas are currently being hit with her relentless winds. There will be incredible devastation and where she will turn next is anyone's guess. It makes for a slow weekend, one I needed to be honest. On Friday I canceled Little Buddy's horse therapy because the drive was just to far to warrant the gas use, at that time many gas stations were running out of gas already. But now they are open for business but further east that is not the case. I am not worried about us unless Dorian does some completely wacky thing and turns directly west, but I am concerned about Mr 22, his girlfriend and puppy who are in Orlando and frankly stuck because of work. Hopefully they will come home tomorrow before that side of the state gets high winds and rain. I am praying she turns east and heads out to sea where she can fizzle out! She has half the eastern part of the country in a panic. Please just go away Dorian!
You would think being home would allow me unlimited crochet time, but you know me I am sorting things, cleaning things and trying to take care of more headaches. Yup that supposed sinus infection that had no symptoms at all does not seem to be the reason I am getting an increase in my migraines. I am still taking the antibiotic but really it isn't making a difference and I feel I am wasting my time. I'll have to call back the doctor and see what she wants to do next but last week during storm prep was not the time to call and schedule anything. By the way this is another baby blanket for a new great nephew made with We Are Knitters The Cotton yarn.
I made donuts yesterday. These are so delicious that I am going to share the recipe with you. You can buy a doughnut pan at Walmart if you don't already have one. My friend Lynda in North Carolina made the chocolate version for me and I thought I had died and gone to Heaven. I can't eat sugar or gluten so these were wonderful because I can eat them.
3 cups of rice flour (or any flour you want to use)
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of agave syrup
3 teaspoons of vanilla
3/4 cup of milk
6 Tablespoons of melted butter
* add 9 Tablespoons of cocoa if you want chocolate doughnuts
Mix all ingredients well the batter should be very moist
** add a handful of chocolate chips if you want chocolate chip doughnuts
I use grain sweetened chocolate chips and they are delicious
Spray pan with cooking spray before filling with doughnut batter
scoop batter into a doughnut pan with a spoon smoothing out the top after you are done.
Cook at 325 degrees until slightly brown around the edges
I put them in little bags and freeze them so I can have them for work
This guy has been enjoying a weekend of slumber parties in my room. He really wanted to have a slumber party so we have turned it into a whole weekend event. We have played games, watched TV shows in mom's bed, eaten cupcakes and chips because apparently those are essential for a slumber party. We have had a wee bit more iPad time than normal because Mom's head hurts and of course we have slept. He told me there is no sleeping at slumber parties but I quickly put an end to that thought. He is just so darling sometimes I can't stand it.
And while doing homework yesterday Little Buddy said, "You are one of the greatest moms I ever had." I take that as a compliment.
Stay safe wherever you are my friends.