Sunday’s are our family day. Pre Covid-19 our weekdays and Saturdays were filled with running around going to all the kids’s activities. Sunday’s have been set aside for the family to have down time to recharge. Post Covid-19 everyday seems to be an opportunity to recharge that is also mixed with anxiety and grief. Keeping all this in mind today, I decided to make a special Sunday brunch. Normally we have a big breakfast on Sunday’s but I wanted to do something a little extra special today.
Spring Break this past week we were supposed to go to Disneyland. Our family tradition is on the last day in the park, we go and get Mickey shaped beignets. My plan was to replicate that classic Mickey shape and that was a fail. Somehow we do not own a mickey shaped cookie cutter. How do we NOT have a Mickey mouse cookie cutter?! Excuse me, while I shop amazon for this very essential kitchen item! Because of that major fail, I still went ahead and made homemade beignets in a classic rectangle or Princess Tiana’s shape.
I used a recipe from https://www.countrycleaver.com/2014/01/raspberry-beignets., but we did not make a raspberry topping, instead we topped them with the traditional honey and powdered sugar.
They turned out amazing. The kids loved them. It is important now, more than ever, to still find things to look forward to. Lazy Sunday’s and tasty beignets, and time with the kids. My hope in this time of uncertainty is that the kids look back at these memories and remember the special things. Yea, we were not able to go to Disneyland but, mom tried to make it as special as she could regardless.