But we (J.) persevered and kept trying. Here are the results of further attempts:
Much better, huh? It is pretty amazing to watch. These little round disks are put in the hot oil (J. discovered that using a small wire colander lowered into the oil makes it very easy) and in less than 3 seconds they puff up and need to be immediately pulled out. In our (J.'s) defense, the instructions on the package weren't exactly clear:
They were pretty good...nearly everyone enjoyed eating them. Here is TM enjoying one of his favorite snacks:
And because they're cute and I haven't posted about them much recently, here is a short video of the babies. G. loves to talk and talk, though is a bit soft spoken, especially when compared with the louder L. and K. (in the background). They were being fed some dinner, so are a little on the messy side.
Oh, I also wanted to mention the new addition to my sidebar. How one goes about feeding so many people on a regular basis is one of the most common questions I get. I thought some people might be interested in what our dinner menu looks like. Plus, if anyone is like me, sometimes when it's time to make the weekly menu list, I feel as though I completely forget everything I know how to cook. Looking at other people's menus often helps me to make my own.