If you truly know me, you will not ask me to eat out on my birthday. Unless the interior space and/or exterior architecture is unique. Unless the menu is healthy fare. Unless the meal is served in an unusual setting. Oh, just put me outside. Hiking a trail somewhere. Happiness guaranteed. Or at a friend's pumpkin patch. And, if there is a hayride, apple cider, happy people, and homemade cinnamon sugar donuts...even better. Dick and I did just that. On my birthday.
In preparation for the canned biscuit dough, a cast iron pot of oil was set atop a grate over a fire built of split wood.
Homemade donuts rolled in cinnamon sugar...and the pumpkin I selected as a memory of our day? The large one. Center right. Positioned ever so slightly at an angle. To catch my attention. Like a wink and a nod. The annual pumpkin sale is held on September's final weekend. Go south of Brainerd, (Minnesota) on 13th Street, which becomes Co Rd 45, approximately ten miles to the driveway preceding Jim and Pat Puetz's property.