Happy New Years Breakfast

Having a big breakfast for New Years is a tradition for many.  One reason may be the amount of drinks consumed the night before.  Another is the last opportunity to binge eat before one starts the diet for the new year.  Yet another reason would be you just want to start the new year right.  Our breakfast consisted of French Toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, potatoes and fresh fruit.

The one thing I forgot to get?  Black eyed peas!!!!!!!!!!  My dad would be so disappointed!

Happy New Year to you all!  I pray that all of you have a happy and healthy 2017!

From my family to yours!

Saturday Morning Donut Holes

So deliciously wrong.  These donuts are yummy and sinful all in the same bite.  But I must say, there is nothing better than a fresh donut, and these will leave your family begging you to make them again.  Although, I do not recommend making these on a daily.  More of a once a week or once a year event.  Not because they were difficult to make, quite the contrary, but instead, they are chalked full of calories and sugar.  But everyone needs a good treat every now and then, so please enjoy my great grandmothers recipe for delicious Sparkle Donut Balls!


Sparkle Donut Balls Recipe by Hulda Helberg
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon melted butter
2 cups sifted flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
sugar and cinamon for rolling
powdered sugar for rolling
Beat egg in bowl with rotary beater until thick and light.  Add sugar, beating well.  Stir in melted butter.  Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and mix well.  Dough will be very soft.(And I found crumbly)
Mold into balls and drop into 1 1/2″ of fat. (I used canola oil)  Apiece of dough will brown in 1 minute to tell if it is hot enough.  Fry for two to three minutes or until golden brown on all sides.  Remove from fat with slotted spoon and place on paper towel to drain.  When cooled, roll in cinamon and sugar mixture or powdered sugar.
The final part was a great deal of fun to do with my kids!