Friday, June 7, 2013

"7 Quick Takes Friday," Volume 17: National Donut Day Edition

Did you know that today (the first Friday in June) is National Donut Day?  If you don't believe me, click on this link and read all about it.

I've been a bit of a linkaholic lately, so I was just going to do a short and sweet little post about donuts, my very favorite food item in the world (after soft-serve vanilla ice cream, or perhaps it's a tie...but I digress) and skip the fun of linking up for 7QTF.  But then my husband suggested that it's June 7, and I need 7 Takes for this link-up, and that seems to be a sign that therefore I should try to come up with 7 things to write about donuts.
He might be onto something there, I thought. I said, "You know what?  You're a genius! And YOU should write a blog."

So in honor of this important annual national holiday (which I somehow didn't know existed until this year), here are 7 Quick Takes (brought to you via a nudge from my husband) about one of the most delectable food items ever invented, the donut.

Here's a picture of "What I Ate Sunday" (not to be confused with Fine Linen and Purple's weekly link-up called "What I Wore Sunday").  It's not from Krispy Kreme or Dunkin' Donuts; it's just a no-name donut from the bakery section of our local grocery store. Mmmmm....Heaven.
Last Sunday's after-Mass brunch also included eggs, bacon, and a generously buttered English muffin.  If I eat like that every Sunday, I may be in trouble.

Speaking of Krispy Kreme, if you have branch near you (which we unfortunately do not), you might want to check out their National Doughnut Day giveaway.  It's SWEET!

Just in case you didn't bother to click on the link in #2...
Sorry for being repetitive.  But I really, really want to make sure you don't miss out on this golden opportunity.

Our family's two favorite comedians are Jim Gaffigan and Brian Regan, both of whom have some LOL-funny routines about different foods.  Regan has this hilarious sketch called "Donut Lady," which I was hoping to post here for your viewing pleasure--but I'm having technical difficulties.  If you go to YouTube and check it out, though, I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

This blog is not sponsored by either Krispy Kreme or Brian Regan.  I'm just doing some public service announcements.  Just giving credit where credit is due, out of the goodness of my heart.  (If the people at Krispy Kreme wanted to send me a lifetime supply of doughnuts as a way of thanking me, though, I would not decline the offer.  That goes for free tickets to a Brian Regan show as well.)

I'm a real history junkie (as well as donut junkie), so I was actually fascinated to learn that National Donut Day was created to honor the Salvation Army women who served donuts to soldiers during WWI.  (But then, you probably know that already--if you clicked on the helpful link I gave you way up at the top of the page.)
Here's some further history about the donut that might interest you--including the reason it has a hole in it, and why it's actually sort of patriotic to celebrate National Donut Day.

One last thing about my favorite (or possibly second favorite) food item on earth: when did the spelling change from "doughnut" to "donut"?  Are those pastries of the Dunkin' variety to blame for this widespread acceptance of the shortened spelling of the word?  I truly don't know which way to spell it anymore.

Well that's about all I've got to say about the rock star of the breakfast table, the donut (a.k.a. the artist formerly known as the doughnut).  So grab your coffee cup--and if you're lucky, your free Krispy Kreme doughnut (note that KK still spells it old-school style)--and head on over to Jen's for more 7's on the 7th. 

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  1. Mm, I love donuts. They are so yummy. Oh, I hate donuts because I always want to eat three not one! Ha!

    1. Me, too--I love them too much. As I type this on my iPhone, my husband and I are on our way to Dunkin' Donuts! :)

  2. When I was in high school, I joined the math team simply or the free doughnuts they offered at each meet. Unfortunately, I haven't had a good doughnut in years because I am now gluten intolerant. :(

    (And I think doughnut is still the correct's just that Dunkin Donuts is so mainstream that the donut spelling has become accepted.

  3. If I had been good at math, I would have joined that math team, too...simply for the doughnuts. :)