Donut Day is the first Friday in June. This holiday was established in 1938 by the Salvation Army. During WWI in 1917, Salvation Army workers went to France and set up a tent to make donuts for the soldiers. You can read all about it here, as well as get the original recipe they used. Though the Salvation Army doesn't take credit for inventing the donut, they're the ones that made it a popular item. Donuts are enjoyed all over the world!
I love donuts, but I don't eat them very often. My favorite as a child were the chocolate cake donuts, frosted with sprinkles. I also liked raspberry-filled jelly donuts. Nowadays, if I am to get a donut, it's usually a plain, glazed Krispy Kreme or some sort of maple bar. My absolute favorite is the KK creme-filled ones. Everyone in my family likes donuts except for Nicole -- she's never liked them. We have a standing joke in our family when we go on vacation in our travel trailer. We usually leave early in the morning, when suddenly Rick says, "Doooooonuts!" in the voice of Homer Simpson. Everyone is usually pretty quiet that early in the morning, so this always makes us laugh. And it's tradition to stop for donuts somewhere soon after.
Donuts have an interesting history. I know Wiki isn't always accurate, but there's a lot of information on donuts if you click here. There's a ton of information about donuts in other countries, which is kind of fun to read about. The bad news for me is that I don't have any donuts in the house and I'm not planning on going anywhere today. The good news is that we're camping this weekend up in Glacier and we'll be stopping at the store on our way out of town. Technically, Donut Day lasts 2 days, so tomorrow's still good! If you like donuts -- what is your favorite kind of donut?
On another note -- Rick & I want to thank each of you who responded to my posts about Nichelle leaving, both here and on my Facebook page. Your replies brought tears to our eyes many times. Nichelle got to read most of them before leaving. She finally touched down in Maui at 5:30pm last night. She's on HST (Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time), which is 4 hours before us on MST (Mountain Standard Time), so it was 9:30pm for us when she landed. She got there safe & sound and was waiting to pick up her luggage. Thank you so much for your comments, thoughts and prayers. I will keep you updated on her adventures as I hear more. So anyway, what are you waiting for? Go get yourself a donut -- mmm!