Monday, October 17, 2011

that thing we do

That donut party thing we do (almost) every fall? It happened again, oh yes, it did!




















I fried donuts for three-and-a-half hours straight, only leaving my post twice—once to run to the bathroom and once to back up a few paces to take a picture.


We had the yard cleaned up, the dishes washed and put away, and the kitchen floor scrubbed before nine o’clock that night. I got my shower, made myself a peanut butter apple, and then laid down, flat on my back, on the sofa.

And then I shut my eyes. The sensation was intoxicating. I was spinning and levitating at the same time.

So I sat up and ate my apple. And drank a couple glasses of water. And then I stumbled up the stairs to bed and dreamed hard (about autumn and Aspergers, no joke) for eight hours. After which I woke up with a headache and lots of laundry to do.


But I didn’t mind. The sun was shining and there were potted plants on my porch and I had nothing else to do. Plus, there was a happy we-made-hundreds-of-donuts-and-fed-them-all-to-our-friends feeling pirouetting through my veins.

This same time, years previous: pepperoni rolls, how to have a donut party: part one, part two, part three, sweet onion corn bake, pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting

10 comments:

  1. Did you have time to eat a donut? I hope at least one.

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  2. I don't think I did! I mean, I ate parts of some, but mostly just as taste tests, to see if they were raw or burned. But there are two bags of leftovers in the freezer that I'm---believe it or not---looking forward to eating.

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  3. the fact that you do this makes me happy too - and hungry.

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  4. I'm so sorry we didn't make it. Why do all the good things have to happen on the same weekend? I'm so glad you not only survived, but thrived:-).

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  5. You did good...and I'll second Mavis's Yum:)

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  6. They were delicious.

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  7. There are leftovers?????! If I'd known that maybe I would have let the glaze cool off before I grabbed those last few.

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  8. so glad you do this thing. so good to see you and everyone else in such an informal and beautiful setting.

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