Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Enjoy Life Eat Doughnuts!

This post is for Mandi and all of us who like DOUGHNUTS which is probably all of the WRIGHT family. Did you know that Brigham Young had donuts as part of his morning breakfast, buttermilk doughnuts,that is. I would like to share with you a recipe from the Lion house in Salt Lake City, remember we are taught to follow the prophet!

2cups buttermilk
2large eggs beaten
51/2 cups flour
l1/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
6 tablespoons butter

In a medium bowl stir together all dry ingredients and set aside. Whisk together buttermilk, eggs, and sugar. Add melted butter and whisk again. Add dry ingredients and gently stir together. Do not use a mixer. [Remember Brigham didn't have electricity] Dough will be sticky. Start heating frying oil to 375 degrees. (Lard works best.)
Roll or pat dough on a well floured board about 1/4 to 3/8 inch thick. Cut with 2 1/2 inch doughnut cutter. Form the scraps into a ball and reroll and cut. Fry in hot oil. Doughnuts will start to crack when they are ready to turn. Remove when golden brown. Drain on paper towel.
While warm sprinkle with granulated sugar as desired. Makes 2 dozen. Go to

Enjoy! Conclusion, I will be brave and share a deep emotion . I have always lived with the attitude of when I, when I loose x amount of weight I will buy some great clothes, when I this or when I that. I look at pictures of myself ten or twenty years ago and think, I was not that fat, I wish I looked like that now. I should of enjoyed life more then. Of course we should be healthy conscience ,But now that my metabolism has come to a streaking halt, I am trying to enjoy life at where I am. A new season of aging, wrinkles, flab, arthritis pain etc. Thank goodness I have Mandi to keep by eyebrows lookin good and Tara to keep the gray out of my hair, the point is . Be happy with yourselves, where you are RIGHT NOW , life is precious, say positive things about yourself and to your children, Your kids will have better self-esteems if they know their mother feels good about herself. For me , my grand kids have a comfy cozy pillow to hug. So therefore if you want a doughnut, enjoy it, eat it . Life goes by so quickly..........


Eliza said...

Thank you Lucille, for helping us to try and be happy in the moment. I too have trouble with the when I... I do enjoy a good doughnut!

Mich n Dan said...

Oh man how I just love food. I learned on Oprah its bad to be an emotional eater but I say I might was well embrace the good food while I can. Those donuts look GREAT, I will have to give them a shot, maybe on a Saturday morning. I love your blog it is so uplifting and relatable. Thanks for your comment it meant a lot to me and made me feel good. Love you!

The Sprouse House said...

Amen Sista! Love Kyle

Tara said...

Thanks for the recipe, I can just smell and taste those donuts! Delish! I agree with Mich your blog is uplifting and relatable. I love your wisdom, and I get excited to read all your posts.

Niki {A*Lovely*Lifestyle} said...

mmmmm....those look mighty tasty!

i couldn't agree with you more about needing to enjoying ourselves the way we are now.

so well said.

love you.

mandi said...

I love that you posted the donut recipe,this will definately be on my splurge list. I want to take this concept of being happy to day, a little more seriously in my own life, it is hard to love who are today and not be happy when we are ... ore loose this much ... I will strive harder to be a happier me and love things for each day,thanks for the words of wisdom, love ya

Courtney said...

Thanks for the recipe! I will have to try them,l they look so yummy!

Anonymous said...

Fourth Nephi Chapter 1

2 And it came to pass in the thirty and sixth year, the people were all converted unto the Lord, upon all the face of the land, both Nephites and Lamanites, and there were no contentions and disputations among them, and every man did deal justly one with another.
3 And they had all things common among them; therefore there were not rich and poor, bond and free, but they were all made free, and partakers of the heavenly gift.

16 And there were no envyings, nor strifes, nor tumults, nor whoredoms, nor lyings, nor murders, nor any manner of lasciviousness; and surely there could not be a happier people among all the people who had been created by the hand of God.
17 There were no robbers, nor murderers, neither were there Lamanites, nor any manner of -ites; but they were in one, the children of Christ, and heirs to the kingdom of God.

OK I realise I'm probally going to get kicked out of Zion for saying this.....but...maybe because I'm a convert I look at things from a diffrent perspective. Here goes..... I hear everyone complaining about socialism and say that is what the President is striving for or leading us to. But isn't that what we be living in the millennium? Are we all going to turn to our nieghbors when we are asked to live the law of consecration and say to them "hey isn't this socialisim"? I know it will be a diffrent situation with it being overseen by Jesus himself but it just seem funny to me that the most outspoken group about this issue is the Mormons. I for one being hit hard by this economy would jump at the chance to live the law of consecration. Bring it on baby. Isn't that what we all want???


Anonymous said...

Sorry I commented in the wrong spot. oops