I have recently succumbed to Pintrest as a way to increase the advertising for my Etsy shop. But I've been finding so may good looking recipes there. . . . I do plan on pinning my own recipes when I start writing some more (my food board is The Joy of Cooking, and Eating). I'm not very confident about writing regularly until after the baby is born. We have a few weeks left.
Anyway, I was wasting time one day looking at all of the good food and wishing I wasn't pregnant and that we had money to buy half of the ingredients, and I found a recipe for Churros. I had no idea what Churros were, but they looked really good, so I re-pinned it to my board with the intention of trying it sometime. Then I got the insatiable pregnant craving for something similar to doughnuts, but not quite so. . . I'm not sure, sugar-laden, flour-heavy? I wanted some deep-fried air, but not so American.
I was about to drag out my bread-machine and make some doughnuts again, but I thought I'd look at this recipe and see what it was first. I'm glad I did. I was surprised at how easy they were! Even the chocolate sauce, which I hadn't originally planned to make but ended up making anyway.
Thing One and I ended up cutting the recipe into thirds because I wanted to save some eggs for later, and I didn't figure that I needed 20 churros--which I might have. And I didn't have any chocolate chips for the sauce, but 2tbsp of cocoa powder worked just as well. And I didn't have a pastry bag, so I dropped little spoonfuls into the oil.
Sigh. Every time I see him I'm surprised at how fast he's growing up. I know that it happens, I see it every day, and I know everyone says, "Don't blink--they'll be gone before you know it." But it's so different to watch your own children grow. In a way I'm glad we're having another one because we get to have both our growing little boy, and a tiny baby at the same time.