Ever since the Disney movie, The Princess and the Frog, I get requests to make beignets now and then. They are super easy, so why not? If you make the recipe at night, put the dough in the refrigerator to rise and then fry up quick and easy in the morning!
I used this recipe, and mind that it calls for 7 cups of flour — which is a heck of a lot of donuts! I halved the recipe, then halved again, and it still is enough dough for two mornings. The good thing about allrecipe.com is you can hit the setting to increase or decrease the servings, and it does the ingredient math for you.
Maybe you could whip up the dough on Friday night and surprise your family Saturday morning?