Mama Diaries

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Donut Dillemma

It's Hanukkah at my pad, which means it's time to make potato latkes and eat jelly donuts.  (I know, real healthy, but I didn't invent it, so don't give me any snide remarks!)

I went to the store to pick up the donuts.  I scoured that place, but could not find even one jelly-filled donut. Since I don't know where any other donut stores are, and I don't feel like making them from scratch, I bought a dozen glazed donuts.  Good enough, I thought.

Unfortunately, my kids didn't think so.  "Mom, this isn't right," my daughter said.  "We need jelly donuts."

"Listen, this is all I could find.  Just deal with it."

"I can't deal with it," my daughter said.  "It's Hanukkah and we need jelly donuts!"

I went to the refrigerator and pulled out a jar of grape jelly.  I opened it, and smeared a layer of the purple stuff on top of a donut and handed it to her.  "There you go.  A jelly donut, just for you!"





I don't know if I'll be here tomorrow, but I'd like to wish all of you in the USA who celebrate Thanksgiving, a very Happy Thanksgiving!  And in the spirit of the holiday, I'd like to thank all of you for following me and being my blog friends!



   

35 comments:

  1. Mama always knows how to solve a problem!

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. That's right. "Problem Solver" is part of my job description!

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  2. Now I will need to try grape jelly on mine!
    Happy Thanksanukkah!

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    1. It's actually pretty good. Thanks for the Thanksanukkah wishes! I think this is the first time I remember having Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fall at the same time.

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  3. That makes it a jelly donut in my book!
    Have an awesome Thanksgiving, Sherry. I know I won't be here tomorrow.

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    1. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, too, Alex!

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  4. That was quick thinking!

    Happy Hanukkah and Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks, Dana! Hope you and your family had a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. Happy Hanukkah, Sherry! I just heard that this is the first time that Hanukkah and Thanksgiving are on the same day in 125 years!
    Good thing you knew just what to do about the doughnut problem! Good job. D

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    1. No wonder I never remembered it happening before. I guess this will be the one and only time I get to experience it in my life, then!

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  6. Happy thanksgiving to you, Sherry!

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  7. I think Chris Christie took all the doughnuts.
    Happy Thanksgivukkah (or however it's spelled).
    I won't be around for a couple of days.
    I have an appointment with a few Bud Lites.

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    1. Ha! I hope Mr. Christie enjoyed them.

      Have fun with your Bud Lites!

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your Hanukkah.

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    1. Thanks, Angela! I hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving!

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving, and happy Hanukkah as well! I hope both holidays go well for you and your family!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving as well!

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  10. Happy Hanukkah and I think you had a great solution! Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow~

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    1. Thanks, Shelly! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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  11. Now that was quick thinking, Sherry! Sounds like a solution to me. : )

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    1. I'm not sure what I would've done if I didn't have a jar of jelly! ;0)

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  12. Happy Hanukkah and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Your post made me crave for donuts. :)

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    1. Ha! I bet your baby would like something sweet! ;0)

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  13. Happy Hanukkah and Happy Thanksgiving! I kind of wish I was Jewish! I read about the thoughtful meaning behind all the candles last night...and... I love potatoes and doughnuts! Take care!

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    1. Hey, who says you can't make latkes and eat jelly donuts, anyway! ;0) Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, and thanks for the holiday wishes on my Facebook page!

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  14. Moms are geniuses.

    Happy Hanukkah, and here's hoping you have the most fabulous one. =)

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    1. Yes. Moms are geniuses. It's one of the requirements for being one. ;0)

      Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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    2. Ah, the beauty of improvisation! hope your daughter was happy with your solution.

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