Homemade Cake Donuts

You guys, I did it again.  I kept making new recipes, but I didn’t take pictures and so my blog was once again forgotten.  Sigh.  It doesn’t help that I have a 11-month-old who I love dearly but is only truly happy when he is in my arms.  Seriously, guys what do I do?? I come home from work, make dinner, and then spend the next 8 hours trying to get Max to sleep by himself.  It is never successful.  But sometimes I have free hands.  On the weekend. When I ask Matt to hold him.

Since Max is a mama’s boy, it makes it hard for me to get in some one-on-one time with my oldest. JR is only two so he is still very much a baby boy v. a little man.  Mama kisses can cure any scrap and bump.  He still looks up at me, lifts his arms, and says “Mama, hold.”  And like so many mothers before me, I want to delegate as little of my motherly duties as possible because (selfishly) I want to soak in all of their childhood moments to myself.

always the coolest guy in the room.

I came across Baby Boy Bakery month kit, and it was the perfect outlet to allow JR and I to squeeze in a little more quality time together. Each month we receive a toddler-friendly recipe, complete with toddler-sized tools.  And for a couple hours, JR and I will get to share my love of cooking.  At least that’s the plan.

The first kit we tried out was homemade doughnuts. Of course. Daddy and Maxwell supervised while JR and I mixed, beat, and rolled out dough, cut out little rings, and then deep-fried those puppies.  And it was perfect.  Nothing monumental happened. It was nothing more than what it was.  A mom and her son baking together.  But it was one of the best afternoons.


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