I finally got all of my holiday presents out. Thank god. I’m usually really on the ball with these kinds of things, but this year I fell really far behind. I’m kind of wiped. Womp womp. Now that the shopping is done and work should slow down a little bit next week, with any luck, I’ll be able to get the rest of my life together. I’ve got a list of things to do at work, and I also have a ton of stuff that I need to do in my personal life. AND they canceled The Interview? AND AND Serial is over? Blerg. My apartment feels like it’s a mess, I still need to book a hotel for our trip to Tokyo, I want to plan something for our five year wedding anniversary, and I need to start easing back into not eating like an insane monster person (but that can wait until after the new year, obviously). I guess I can go with the whole well at least I’m healthy and have a roof over my head, yadda yadda. Be thankful, ’tis the season. All in all, life is pretty sweet, and I’m just ready to start 2015 and wipe the slate clean and pick up new projects for the new year.
My friend Jessie had left a big jug of apple cider in my fridge from Thanksgiving, so I was staring at it for a couple of weeks every morning trying to decide what to do with it. Cookies? Bread? Doughnuts. Definitely doughnuts. But I didn’t have the energy to roll out dough, cut it out, etc. So fritters it was. O figured I’d be able to add real pieces of apple with the fritters, too, which was an awesome bonus. The dough came together easily, and after a few minutes in the fryer, a drizzle of glaze, they were ready to be consumed. I am a little embarrassed to admit that Kramer and I probably ate 2 or 3 of these each before I sealed them up to bring them into my office. They will last well for at least another day, so go ahead and make them the day before. They are absolutely heavenly when dipped into a cup of coffee, trust me. If you’re afraid of frying, don’t be because I promise that these are foolproof. I know you’re all nuts for cider and apples right now, so bust out the ingredients and get to it!