Anyway, a few Saturdays ago, it was drizzling and windy all day long. We were all in the mood for some comfort food. A steaming bowl of thick, chunky soup, some piping hot breadsticks, and a sweet treat for afterwards. I've been absolutely LOVING the website Our Best Bites. It has turned my cooking world onto it's head. My family has been raving about my meals since I've started using recipes from the website. I just really really like them. Plus, the girls who write it are hilarious, so, bonus.
We started out with the Baked Potato Soup. It was incredible, and super easy too.
We topped off the night with some homemade donuts (Sinful!). Now, I actually got the idea from here and was planning on making that particular recipe. But when Andy found out my plan, he immediately vetoed that (he has something against a doughnut with fruit in it?) and requested (ever so sweetly) that I call and ask his mother for the recipe she used to use when he was a kid. So I did, and it turns out that the two recipes were nearly identicle (minus the cider). She also gave me different ideas for the toppings. Maple glaze, chocolate frosting, powdered, and cinnamon sugar.
They were super easy to make and soooooo gooooood. We all snuggled up in blankets with our hot cocoa with marshmellows and donuts and watched Free Willy on Netflix.
I think it's safe to say that the evening was perfect.
Oh wait, except for the kitchen after my day of cooking and baking. That was decidedly NOT perfect, but definitely worth it :)