Summer vacation is here!
Yesterday we ended the school year with what has become a bit of a tradition for us:
Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts
Well, the tradition is the homemade doughnuts, although the kind has varied every year. I bake the doughnuts and use the excuse that they are healthier (the truth is that frying things in a couple inches of hot oil scares me). 🙂
This year’s recipe I think was the best – they were light and fluffy with good flavor. Even though it seems like the wrong time of year to have apple cider doughnuts, YES, you can still buy cider in June!! The recipe came from Family Circle March 2012 issue (link here). I did make a couple of changes – used light brown sugar instead of dark brown, and used 1/3 T ground ginger instead of fresh. They turned out just fine.
In case you’re interested in the other recipes we’ve tried: Funfetti and Baked Chocolate Peanut Butter Donuts with Vanilla Peanut Butter Glaze.
I am thrilled that the school year is over. I love the break from what should be an olympic event called “getting your kids to school on time”.
Last night was the last award ceremony of the year… and I’ve got to tell you I’m so proud of my kiddos. They enjoy school, they work hard, and their teachers have a lot of great things to say about their little characters. They are all smart cookies – my oldest had the highest GPA in the whole 6th grade! My son got awards for spelling and bible study! And my little one got an award for best overall achievement in all the subjects! I love them all to pieces and am excited to see God’s plans for them emerge as they get older.
How are YOU doing? Has summer vacation started for your family yet?