Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Time in Doha

Christmas time in the middle east is very interesting and a change from being in the states. We really missed the lights and decorations. I know that going through the stores and all the music and such is too much since they always start it too soon in the season but having all of that sure does help you get into the season.

We got a tree and decorations from someone leaving the country so that did help us get into the spirit. We also watched Muppet Family Christmas which is one of my most watch movie for the time of year. There are a few shops that have Christmas decorations and we picked up a few more to add to our collection.


 My handsome guys! Xavier isn't too sure!
 Santa Gus

 Xavier isn't too sure about the singing Christmas dog. 

Enjoying Aunt Dena's Christmas Card!

I tried a new recipe for easy cinnamon and sugar doughnuts from Little Bit Funky

Can of Biscuits (Not the flaky kind).
Melted butter (4 Tbls per 8 biscuits) 
Sugar & Cinnamon in a shallow bowl.

Heat up oil for your pan (about 1/2 in or so) for a few minutes on medium heat.

While it is heating up, cut holes in the biscuits with a cookie cutter or some other circular object
 I used a small star cookie cutter to cut out the center of the biscuits. 

Put a couple of them in the pan until one side is golden brown, flip with tongs.  When that side is golden remove from oil and place on a paper towel lined pan or plate.When the donuts have cooled enough to handle, use your fingers to dip one side in the melted butter, let the excess drip off, dip in cinnamon and sugar mixture.  Get it nice and coated.  Flip over and repeat for the other side. 


 Xavier says, "I'm on my auntie's Good List"

 He loved the sparkly ones on the tree

I know its a little blurry but if you look closely he has his little foot sticking out of his sleep sack and he always did it- Just like his mom wanting mom foot out of the covers.

Sadie was being a party pooper all day! 

Merry Christmas to you and yours from the Kantolas