Every year, the weekend before Valentine's Day, we make doughnuts.
As you can see, compared to two years ago, we had only moderate success. But we'd invited over Thumbstumbler, her husband Mole, and Mary Jane,* and none of them seemed to mind.
On the upside, we used the heat diffuser we got with our tagine (a Christmas gift), and that helped a lot with keeping the oil at the right temperature. Which was perfect timing, because my mother-in-law gave away her deep fryer.
First? Crazy cleanup. Ugh. I wonder if paper muffin cups would have helped.
Then, some changes: I scrambled the eggs, and mixed in some shredded zucchini, pepper and salt with the cheese. Then baked. The crunchy hash browns went mushy, and I realized—all I'd done was made little quiches, with a lot of extra cleanup. Duh. I should have saved myself the trouble and just made a regular quiche.