Wednesday, October 28, 2009

THIS "SPUD..nuts" for you! Rosie's halloween homemade SPUD NUT recipe!

OK I HAD to share this recipe!
I mean....I would be MEAN if I didn't..... right?
As some may recall...I used to work in the school lunch room, around here when my Kiddies were KIDDIES! So I did take a couple of recipes from that Kitchen AND NOW I gotta share!

This tasty treat was almost as popular as the peanut butter fingers were!
(see past post for THAT recipe!)
There was always a excitement in the air when the lunch room started making these....the kids just knew Fall AND HALLOWEEN were near! AHHH Good times!

A SPUDNUT is just another name for a old fashioned DOUGHNUT.....made with potatoes!

This recipe makes about 5-6 doughnuts.
(sorry that's about how many friends AND family will eat at a sitting!)

*2 C (warm) potato water
NOTE: just boil 2 medium potatoes in 4 C water until potatoes are very soft. MASH the potatoes in the water measure out 2 cups of the water AND potatoes and discard the rest or refrigerate for later use.)
*2 cups scalded milk
*1/2 cup WARM water
*3 Tlbs active dry yeast
*1/2 C Butter or Margarine
*4 Eggs well beaten
*1 C sugar
*1 tsp Salt
*2 tsp Nutmeg
*8 cups flour
Microwave milk until just ready to boil, pour hot milk into the mixer w/the butter & sugar, allow to melt & dissolve AND cool a bit. In a separate bowl, beat eggs to froth. In another separate bowl, pour warm water & mix in the yeast AND 1 Tlb sugar, allow the yeast to activate & bubble. Turn mixer on a medium setting with your dough paddle and add the eggs & salt, nutmeg AND 4 cups flour. Mix until a dough starts to pull together. Add the yeast/water mixture and the rest of the flour. Mix until a dough ball forms AND keep mixing for about 3 minutes or until dough is smooth. (ADD more flour if too sticky...not too much only 1/2 cup at a time...and no more then 1 1/2 cups!) THE dough can NOT be too dry, sticky is not necessarily bad..... just get it to the manageable stage!
Remove dough to a large greased bowl to rest & rise, on your warm oven for about 1 hour. Roll dough on a heavily floured board, to about 1 inch thickness & cut out doughnut with a round cookie cutter or a doughnut cutter.
Place the cutout on a floured cookie sheet to rise, BUT only for 1/2 hour!! They will deflate at touch if too risen. Fry in hot grease, stirring with wooden Skewer to turn. Cook until golden brown. Frost when cooled AND enjoy!
NOTE: You can use left over potatoes and/or flakes. ALTHOUGH I have not had them as light AND fluffy if I did go this route.

My doughnut cutter came from my Mom's house...when she was moving, I came over to help and she had no interest in keeping this & a few other I snatched it up about 15 years ago! IT was my Grandma's AND I have a vague memory of them using it once or twice. I have not seen any more of these cutters in this heavy, sturdy metal, for sale in a very long time. I always make it a point to check at garage sales AND thrift stores for luck! BUT, I will pass this on to one of the girls...because it does hold such great memories of some AWESOME pumpkin carving nights!

Try this recipe...I stand behind it 100%! It is easy AND yummy!

SHE LiVeS! The flu finally FLEW aWaY! 2009 Annual Tippetts PUmpKiN Craving Contest

I was a little worried there for a bit! I had the flu bug from H#!%!!! It kicked my butt! However I feel as if I MIGHT live! I still have a bit of the "cougha's"(bellaism's) & I get pooped walking upstairs! BUT the show must go on .........AND the winner is: This little cutie! Taya Shay won the 1st prize: The clever Pirate award! LOOK at that FACE!!! She would sit by this award after Papa made it a couple of weeks ago & DREAM of winning it! SOOO stinking CUTE!
The way this thing works is the Tippetts family & their family get to carve, design, paint,
decorate, bedazzle, any pumpkin & make it theirs! We then invites friends (the Barkers) And good neighbors (the Actons) to participate AND/OR Judge. AND we pay them in Homemade spud nuts(recipe: next post), apple cider AND hot cocoa!
I tell you it is getting harder AND harder every year, as the kids AND grand kids are getting BETTER AND BETTER every year. This year Shilo & her 3 children & hubby Cory took home the booty! We missed our Teisha & Johnny & Arbor, who live too far to come for the day! BOO!
Any way: see the cool standing skeleton? That was REALLY the best one!(shhhhh) It is Kevin's, YES we know you are a awesome carver & all around great guy, AND he was willing to share the 1st prize with his sweet potato Taya! Mr Gavin HAS to be given so extra Props! He carved that AWESOME Dracula,
ALL BY himself! SOOO GOOD GAVY! You take after Papa!

This little RUE is My Bella-RUE
all dressed up as
a kangaroo & she hopped off with the Prettiest pumpkin award for her PINK GLAMOUR pig. Great job Miss Bell!

That is Shilo, she made us laugh AND vomit a little, as she won the funnest prize for her POTTY PUMPKIN(who missed the potty a bit.... awwww!)

That is gunny Bear who won the DEAD ON award for the PUMPKIN, disguised as a GROUNDED PUMPKIN! (Hey the pumpkin looked the same.....shouldn't it look guilty, or at least Pout?)

Cory won the the prize for the SCARIEST pumpkin: did you notice that the pumpkin, shoot itself in the head after reading the Dow Jones report!?

This is Kevy & I announcing the winners! After the friends & family has been satisfied & stuffed with spudnuts! This is Starlee , it was just such a darn cute picture of her I had to share it! Hey STAR!
Those 3 cuties are the my BABY AND grandbabies!! THE big skunk in the middle is "twin tines" Pai's & Kia's Daddy, my handsome son LEVI: HEY LEV...He won the prize for a pumpkin best disguised as a pumpkin! His was the #1.... LAME!

These are the pumpkins all lite up! That one is Shilo's POTTY the face you make when you go potty shilo?That cool dracula is Gavy's

The small Dracula is Taya's AND won 1st prize

LOOK how cool Kevy's looks lite up!
Check out that Galmour pig...Bell-Bell she is STUNNING!

These two handsome( in mullet & Jester Costume) are my friends Zac & Cody Barker. Zac won for the most colorful pumpkin (check out those "medal" on his Army Pumpkin!) Cody won for Grossest pumpkin ( his was SKINNED & Hollowed out! SOOOO gross to touch!
FUN to have them participate!

The Cinderella Carriage is mine: OK...... COME on I have been sick!! I did not put a lot of work in it! I mean Kevy picked it out AND gutted it for me.....sadly not everyone saw my got only 2 votes.

Starlee's was also misunderstood! She also got only 3 votes for hers AND she insists they were PITTIE votes!
AND Kevy's was just awesome...but TOO easy.... to vote as #1! But anyway...a fun time was had by all!

Friday, October 23, 2009

TOO CUTE not to share! Nana Rosie's Twin Tinee's!

Now usually I don't like to put too many pic's of my grand babies on the blog. NOT because I don't like to share, BUT because I'm a bit worried about the creeps out there in web-land & I like to protect them a bit!
BUT I just could not resist showing off these two monkey doodles!
NOW really...... how do you say NO to these 2 cuties!?

These two are my sweetest, cutest, funniest, prettiest, little grand daughters,

Kailia Rose & Paislee Renee. AGE 1

They have my heart in their tiny little hands! I love them both sooooo much.

They were being so silly at Nana's house this week with these Halloween "geek" glasses, we could not resist a picture!

PLEASE don't ask me who is who....I'm a horrible Nana AND can't tell them apart!
So to be safe I just call them BOTH KailiaPaislee! I know I'm a jerk! But at least I got it 1/2 right!
Can I just say one more thing.....I love being a NANA! I love each of my grand babies soooo much & they bring me so much joy! Can't wait for #9 this next spring

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Check out Gina @ the "The Shabby Chic cottage"
to see her Transformaion Thurday! She high lights a few sites & allows us to share, what we FINALLY got DONE!
BESIDES, I ADORE her blog!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

"WiTcH" u coulda been there! Rosie's 1st Witches night out dinner party!

Hi my Friends, Sorry I have not posted for a while!
I have been so wrapped up in this party, that it seems all else has gone to the roadside. AND I don't know which WITCH has put a hex on me AND WHY....BUT I am not feeling at all good! I have slept all day today & I still feel like I got hit by a max truck! I do know the hex was not cast by anyone of my "GHOUL" friends that came to this party! BUT in that case I really don't feel well enough to really sit here long to go over my picture with you, BUT I really, REALLY wanted to share them with you as quick as possible.
So for know could you just stroll though the pictures & SOON I will go over them with you, so you can see all the fun Ideas I got for party favor & decorating tips & other Ideas from some of you out there in blog land!
BUT first let me explain the hat! THAT is ME in the Pepsi hat! I can explain!!! I am not crazy....well maybe only a little...BUT the invite, my cute daughter Shilo @
Toadly crafty made suggested that for the sake of those witches that don't want to come in full costume, could just deck out a black witches hat befitting your "BAD SELF"! SO I did! I was the Pepsi witch! I saved all the labels from my Pepsi bottle & others I found for the last month & made this HAT!
So go head, say it......I know....I am AWESOME!!!!
SO go head, stroll & enjoy! See you soon!