When I was a kid my grandmother always found cheap ways to entertain us kids through food. Mixing pineapple with our baked beans and hotdogs was the last crazy thing I recall her making and the only thing that we disliked. Her rubarb cake( which we kids pulled from the side of the garage) was my birthday cake for almost 15 years before she passed. Her home made pulled taffy was cheap to make, but was quite the mess for us grandkids. This morning I was looking around for something to make the kids for an early afternoon snack. Here is what she use to do! Here is HER recipie for Doughnuts! Pack of cheap 19¢ biscuit premade in those rolls. (They have to be cheap and not flaky or anything.. cheaper is better in this case. of course they no longer cost 19¢ but more like 4 for 88¢ at Aldi) Frying Pan with about 1/2" of oil Powdered sugar in a bowl mixed with water until its a thick drippy mess. Poke whole through the center of the biscuit and deep fry on both sides till light brown. This ONLY takes a few seconds and when I do them I remove the pan from the heat totally. Flip and do other side. Dip in the powdered sugar water mix to glaze them. Eat them hot if you can. I use to make these often about 10 years ago and I know they are not the healthiest snack or meal the kids could have, but they all had fun poking holes and watching me make a mess. Plus, it was darn cheap and settled my craving for sweets! Another of her favorites, which I have yet to master was to take peaches from a can that come in a syrup liquid, pour in a pan and heat. She would add cornstarch and make it into this warm thick glaze and pour over white rice she had already precooked. This is still a treat for me when my mother makes it which is not often enough. Eggs might be cheaper but they wont fill you like this did!