Sad News

24 02 2010

Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment
community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection
and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71.

Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities
turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry
Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and
Captain Crunch. The grave site was piled high with flours.

Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a
man who never knew how much he was kneaded. Doughboy rose quickly in
show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was
not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on
half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flaky at times, he still
was a crusty old man and was considered a positive roll model for
millions.

Doughboy is survived by his wife Play Dough, two children, John Dough
and Jane Dough, plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by
his elderly father, Pop Tart.

The funeral was held at 3:50 for 20 minutes.

Doughboy in happier times

If this made you smile, please rise to the occasion and take time to
pass it on, and share that smile with someone else who may be having a
crumby day and kneads it……..xoxo

You’ve probably been forwarded this a million times, BUT my neighbor Ed sent this to me and it made me laugh. It’s one of the few forwards I’ve ever opened.

It also reminded me of when I was a kid and my Mom used to buy those Pillsbury cans all the time. I used  to  get so excited to pop open those cans. They were like a little firework of dough. OH  and remember the Orange Icing Rolls?!! Those were so good! The cans were always in our fridge and Mom had many ways of using all the different kinds. As a working Mother she knew a few shortcuts. I’ll share a couple here with you.

Of course I do have to say that nothing compares to scratch made dough, but my Mom & Dad both had sweet tooths and of course with those odds it was passed on to me.  When there were no sweets in the house my Mom would  make

Pillsbury Doughnut Holes

Here’s what you do

1  can of biscuits

Bowl of melted butter

Bowl of Sugar &  Cinnamon

Half each biscuit & roll into balls and place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Bake as instructions say.

When done let them cool a bit until you can handle them. Dip in the butter and roll in the sugar & cinnamon.

Volia! They’re kind of like doughnut holes and if you’re like my Mom, the ingredients are always there.

I also loved these little nubs of lovliness that my mom usually served with tater tots! Yeah we were a classy family.

Dough Dogs!!

Remember those? I still make these because I LOVE them!

Here’s what you do;

1 can Crescent rolls (I think there’s 8 rolls in a can)

Hot Dogs

Sandwich cheese slices ( I like American ) or regular slices of cheese

Pop open that can and seperate those crescents. Slice Hot Dogs 3/4 through. Cut cheese slices into 4 pieces length wise.

Stuff the cheese in the hot dogs. Take the long end of the crescent and roll the hot dog in it. With the point on top place on a cookie sheet and bake as directions say or until golden & bubbly. YUM!

If you just want half the amount save half the dough in a ziplock for next week!

Well I must get back to making my homemade Turkey Pot Pies!! I’ll let you know tomorrow how they turn out.

Meanwhile check out these videos in memory of Mr. Doughboy ;-(

Classic Doughboy

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