Winter Donut Time


Here’s a fun activity to do as a family or with friends on cold winter nights.

We love to set aside a cold night to put a fire in the fireplace, and then have Dad make donuts. This is something he learned to do as a kid!

We just use canned biscuits (you can make your own donuts for a healthier option and we’ve done that too, but this is easy and quick). It has become our tradition now to do it with some of the grand kids every year, (especially during the Christmas season) but it’s great fun on any cold winter night!

Kids can help out by cutting the donuts, and also coating them after they are fried!

Melt Crisco in a pan on the stove top.

Let the kids “pop” the biscuits open from the cane, and then use the center of a donut cutter to cut the holes out of the centers.

When the grease is hot enough, place the donuts in the pan and fry, flipping to the other side when cooked halfway through.

When donuts have finished cooking, dip them in either powdered sugar or cinnamon and sugar.

Pour glasses of cold milk and enjoy!

Here’s some pictures of some of the grandkids making them with ‘Granddad’ recently:

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Marilyn is wife to Rick, Mom to 14 children, Nana to 22 grandchildren (and counting!) and homeschooler for 37 years. She and her husband own Character Concepts which they started for the purpose of helping others raise children with a strong, godly character and Biblical worldview.They have developed character curriculum from preschool through high school, based on what they found worked when teaching their own 14 children over the years. Her passion is to help young moms raise kids of character and enjoy the journey!

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