Saturday, June 8, 2013

Donut Day Takes Us Away

By Ellery Adams

This is more a photo montage that a bona fide blog post, but I was kind of in the mood to break from the norm. I'm trying to carry over my feelings from yesterday, when I dropped everything I was doing and took my kids downtown to the Krispy Kreme to celebrate National Donut Day.

I hadn't planned on this venture, but I read about the theme day on Facebook and I'd been editing for hours straight while my kids amused themselves (i.e., bickered, watched annoying cartoons, played video games, and complained about the endless rain).

Finally, I couldn't take another sentence and I stepped away from the computer, told the kids to get in the car, grabbed the camera and drove them to the donut shop.

They'd never been before and the Richmond landmark didn't fail to amaze. As you can see, it was packed. We watched the donuts being cooked, filled, sugared, and served and then, we ate our free donuts and bought a dozen to take to the nurses working with my husband. We made sure to show up at the hospital wearing our paper hats.

Sometimes, blowing off our work is worth it!

When's the last time you did something purely hedonistic? What was it?


Aurian said...

This sure is a fun outing, especially as it is unsuspected for the children. I personally really don't like donuts, or perhaps Dutch donuts, they are so greasy. My stepdaughter loves them, so I buy them on occasion for her.

When I treat myself, it is called an eclair. A long dough, filled with thick sweet yellow banketbaker's cream, and some chocolate on top. Heaven. I sure have a weakness for baker's cream (no idea what the American word is).

Sue said...

I'm still jealous. When we lived in Des Moines, they had a big Krispy Kreme bakery not far from us. We would get up on Saturday mornings and go watch the donuts be made and then we'd buy donuts and coffee and chocolate milk for the girls. Now we buy bagels and cream chesses somewhere else. I was raised on Krispy Kreme in Tennessee and was really excited when they came up here.

Ellery Adams said...

Aurian, we have eclairs too and they're delicious. You'd like our Boston Cream donuts were have that chocolate icing and that cream filling (most of us call it custard). An eclair for breakfast sound might tasty!

Jeannie D. said...

My Husband and I had been remodeling our house, and we were tired of the mess. We got up one morning and decided we wanted to do something fun instead. I grew up in Northern Kentucky where we have a restaurant called "Gold Star Chili". It is chili spiced with cinnamon and chocolate (sounds weird but it is awesome) over spaghetti, piled high with finely shredded cheese. Anyway, the closest one to where we live in East Tennessee is 2 hours away in southeastern Kentucky. We got in the car and drove the 2 hours just to have lunch, and then meandered our way to Cumberland Falls and then came home totally refreshed and ready to tackle the house again. It was really fun. I think sometimes, we all just need a break. I also took time to go get a free donut yesterday at Krispy Kreme. I like the plain glazed ones.

Unknown said...

Dunkin donuts Boston creme, i.e. custard. No more than once per season, I have two. Wait! It's almost summer, a few more weeks until DD bliss.

ceblain said...

After I read your adventure story of yesterday, I wish we had a Krispy Kreme somewhere around where we live, but we don't. We do have Dunkin Donuts but those donuts are made somewhere else not at the local shop so they are never fresh like they are at Krispy Kreme. We have a small independently owned donut shop in our area with a few small shops but those donuts are huge and heavy, not light and airy. I am just drooling thinking of having a "few" Krispy Kremes right now. About the only last minute thing that I have done in recent times is leave quickly to go someplace with my daughter and our grandchildren. We do go out for unexpected ice cream visits from time to time with a phone call asking us to meet our daughter and son in law and the kids too. No big adventure that I can even remember so I guess it wasn't too outstanding. haha.
Enjoyed reading about yours.

My Recent Favorite Books said...

We have one Krispy Kreme store in our area.
I love their donuts, especially their glazed original ones!

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip!

Ellery Adams said...

It was a super fun way to spend a gloomy rainy day. Blew my Weight Watchers point for the day, but, so what?

Aurian said...

Hmm no, we do have custard pudding here too, my mother made it as a special treat for us, but it is not exactly that. Lol, if only we could mail those kind of treats to each other to try them, but you would have to mail a working refrigerator with them.