It's getting to that time of year when people in my line of work are tired. Really, really, tired. We've battled through a really busy spring and, with the heat wave sweeping over Rome, it sinks in: Summer break is NOT here yet. You see, "summer" for us here in Italy isn't until August. And not only is my body telling me I need a break, but Facebook is always throwing it in my face with all my teacher-friends gushing about how Summer is Here! (Love you, teacher-friends, I just can't look at your profiles right now.)
But God is GOOD and provides us all with things like DOUGHNUTS to wake us up and keep us kicking. Nothing that a little fried dough can't fix, my grandmother always said. (Or maybe it was "a minute on the lips, forever on the hips. Never mind.)
On Monday we had about 15 students over to our home for dinner, and after they left at 11pm I turned a bleary eye to my favorite Pioneer Woman to give me a little American grease to raise the energy level of our staff team at Tuesday morning's meeting. This doughnut recipe turned out GREAT and was easy to make the night before. I halved the recipe (due to an egg shortage) and it was probably for the best. (Grandmother's are always right.)
Check out Pioneer Woman's Homemade Glazed Doughnut recipe here. I cut down the sugar a bit, but would highly recommend these tasty pick-me-ups with the added bonus of making the dough the night before.