Happy Doughnut Day!

"I say Doughnuts, you say Donuts" how ever you want to spell it, both ways are accepted. You will notice "spell check" will not even question it. It always falls on the first Friday in June.




Doughnuts are my favorite sweet! I love Krispy Kreme Doughnuts . I love digging into a box of fresh, hot doughnuts right after they glide through the sugar glaze of goodness. Still so hot, they will burn your fingers. They just melt in your mouth and before you know it, a dozen is gone! OK, I need to snap out of it [snap!]

Do you know where National Doughnut Day comes from? Well here are a few interesting facts about this special day.
  • The Salvation Army established National Doughnut Day in 1938.
  • to raise money for people in need during the Depression.
  • It always falls on the first Friday in June.
  • The first National Donut Day was in Chicago in 1938.
  • Doughnut Day was also to honor the women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I.
  • These women were called "donut lassies"
  • American soldiers returned home with the nickname "dough boys"
  • Journalist are guided to spell it "Doughnuts" not "Donuts"
  • The original doughnut did not have a hole in the middle. They just used a nut shape of dough
  • that's where the word "nut" comes from. The dough resembled a walnut.
  • Doughnut holes are actually a reverse back to what a doughnut started out as.
  • They started putting a hole in doughnuts because the middles stayed soggy.

Now go out and get your fried dough fix for most doughnut shops are giving away freebies today!

Or if your like me, just grab a can of biscuits, cut a hole in the middle, place in hot grease. Flip until both sides are done.
Transfer onto a plate and sprinkle with powder sugar or cinnamon. Enjoy.

15 comments

  1. Happy Doughnut Day. You can have my share - I am not a fan. And Crispy Creme lasted about three months in my city, went broke and closed down.

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    1. Wow! We have ONE. Its always packed. When the HOT light is on, people want them right off the conveyer track! People even stand on the corners selling them by the dozen for fund raisers.

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  2. in honor of it here they are opening a Dunkin Donuts. HAPPY DONUT DAY to you. ENJOY!

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    1. Nice! We have two DD and One K!

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  3. I'm not sure (but I want to say probably yes) but you should have an Ingles up where you're at. At my local one, they said they'd honor the free doughnut thing today as well.

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    1. The closest Ingles here is the one in Dallas. Not far though.

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  4. Very interesting facts Lisa, I enjoyed reading this.

    We used to stop at a Krispy Kreme in Lubbock, TX they would have the doughnuts on a chain type belt going by so you could watch them being made, just as they were coming off the belt everyone watching was given one, oh my gosh like you said they literally would melt in your mouth.

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  5. I haven't had a donut in years; I WANT ONE!!

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    1. Me eithe! But I just now did!!

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  6. I'd never heard of donut day before. Interesting facts.
    I like donuts A LOT so I stay away from them. : )

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  7. I did enjoy the facts. I am not tempted by many sweets, but that Simple hot, glazed doughnut gets me every time!!! However I am not having one today. I am not going downtown Lenoir. LOL
    BTW your name came up with a mountain lady today. She said, "Oh Lisa she is a darling and so smart."
    I said, "She is smart that is for sure, but a darling? I'll ax Nick!"

    ;-) U do be sweet! :-O

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    1. Now Im stumped. I dont know anyone in or near the mountains. Im darling sometimes.

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  8. Thanks for the info. Happy Doughnut Day

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