Confession: I am a shopaholic. Seriously, there is nothing I love more than some retail therapy. Even if it’s just a quick trip to the shop to pick up some more butter. I don’t care what I am buying or for whom. I just like shopping. I’ve already finished all of my Christmas shopping, except for one or two things – just in case they go on sale later on. One of the things I really want to get is a playhouse for my daughter, but since Seattle was really put back on the table as a possibility in the next year or so, I am hesitant to spend a ton of money on one. (The one I want is like $300 and I am not ready to spend that much money just yet). If you know of anything closer to the $100 – $150 range, lemme know! Or if you know where a good sale is happening, I want to know about that, too. Even if it’s not for a playhouse.
Cause this girl loves a good sale. Except Black Friday. What is up with the Thursday shopping? I hate that crap. A lot of my family works retail and so now Thanksgiving is cut short because my mom, dad, and sister have to work on Thanksgiving. Sooooo not thankful for that, corporate America! My Black Friday shopping usually involves me shopping online in my PJs with a mug of some sort of spiked hot chocolate and ginormous marshmallows.. you know… away from the insane people.
My local craft store had all their baking products on sale for 50% off last week. Fifty-freaking-percent!! Plus, I had a $25 coupon. I was going nuts! I bought a new doughnut pan and doughnut hole pan and some cake pans and a bunch of other stuff. I know I got a few stares when I kept squealing at delight at all the lowered prices. It was a glorious day.
Obviously I was the most excited about the doughnut pans because I’ve been dying to make a baked doughnut for you cause it’s healthier which means we can eat more of them, right?? I mean, baked donuts are really just muffins in a doughnut shape, riiiiight?
Exactly. I knew you’d understand.
And since I had a few plums around, I knew I needed to make a plum-spiced doughnut cause it’s all festive. Best.Idea.Ever. That plum glaze is so addictive!!! The recipe I have makes more than enough icing. I ended up using it on scones, actual muffins, and even warmed some up to drizzle on my waffles. You should totally do the same! You know, I haven’t made waffle for you yet, so Imma go do that and use this icing! I can’t even talk about the spiced doughnuts. Talk about pure perfection right there. Mmm….