Check out that hand snitching a donut!!
One of my favorite things to do with the boys is read. We’ve discovered so many great books…mostly through the Sonlight curriculum guide. And…even though our boys are so very interested in doing anything BUT sitting down and being still…they love listening to me read good books. I’m amazed that after sitting still and listening for an entire long chapter of a book…they’ll sometimes ask me to keep reading!
Monday we started reading Homer Price. Have you read Homer Price? If you have daughters, I think they’ll like it. If you have sons….they will LOVE it! Our boys can’t get enough of this book. We’ve almost finished it already!
There’s a great chapter in the book about Homer making donuts with his uncle’s donut machine…SUCH a fun chapter! The donuts got out of control!! Of course, what do you think we had to do after reading it, but make a big batch of donuts for an afternoon treat!
I love how books not only make you lose yourself in adventure…they also inspire you to want to create adventures of your own. In this case…our adventure was in Chocolate Donuts! (If only all of our life’s adventures included chocolate…)
We made our donuts using this Whole Wheat Donut recipe…then drizzled some leftover chocolate frosting I had in the fridge. Here’s the frosting recipe:
Simple Fudge Frosting
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
¼ cup cocoa
¼ cup butter
¼ cup water
½ t. vanilla
Stir powdered sugar and cocoa together in a bowl. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Add water and bring to a boil. Pour boiling water and butter into powdered sugar and cocoa. Add vanilla. Beat with hand mixer until frosting is combined.
Since I had some leftover in the fridge already, I added a little water, heated it on the stove…and drizzled it over the hot donuts. YUM!!!!
Do ya like Malachi’s little Tarzan costume?! Seems like he was having another kind of creative adventure before we even started making donuts!
Michele @ Frugal Granola says
I loved the book Homer Price! :) Thanks for reminding me of an old favorite. Hmm… I guess I didn’t need to be reminded about doughnuts and fudge frosting, now, though. :) Yum.
I have read that book aloud before. There is also a cool old school movie that my students LOVE!
I love Homer Price, and doughnuts, and chocolate :)
i have to try this one for sure!! I already tried your yummy pretzel recipe and it came out great!!!! Now I have to try this one.
I just found your blog via your guest post on Passionate Homemaking! I, too, am a member of the “mommy of 4 boys” club! I LOVE my boys and I LOVED your post! I wrote a comment on Lindsay’s blog, but decided to come write one on yours also! We use Sonlight Curriculum, but haven’t read Homer Price yet! I’ll have to check it out! As for the donuts, YUM!!!
I made the doughnuts for this morning’s breakfast and boy were they good!! :D My kids gobbled them up!
My son is in Kindergarden and loves to be read to. Are there any other books you’d recommend? Thanks!
Seriously?!? Homemade Doughnuts are right up my alley!
I made these and they came out soooo good. Good recipe. Very clear to follow. My kids helped me! Yummmmers!
Made these donuts and choc frosting today-Yum! I made the frosting with coconut oil since I was out of butter, and it was awesome.