Tomorrow is National Donut Day. Unlike most food holidays, Donut Day actually has a story behind it of Salvation Army female volunteers handing out doughnuts and warm beverages to World War II soldiers to provide them comfort. I am more than happy to celebrate the warm goodness of a fresh donut once a year after spending several summers making donuts. Okay, maybe I indulge a few times a year usually whenever they are free; and I see a hot and fresh sign lit up.
Look at LB enjoying her first half of a hot and fresh donut last Halloween. Occasionally, she gets that expression of being in absolute heaven eating a food. That day, I concurred.
Several places are giving away free donuts in honor of the holiday. Here are a few:
Krispy Kreme: One free donut. No purchase necessary.(We'll be looking for the hot and fresh sign on our way home. Fingers crossed it's on.)
Dunkin Donuts: One free donut with the purchase of any beverage.
Duck Donuts: As long as you claim their offer on Facebook, you can get a free sugar donut. No purchase necessary.
Sugar Shack: Varies by location, and most locations have had different ways to get a free donut all week.
Just in case you happen to be local to Fredericksburg, Virginia, I thought I would include:
Paul's Bakery: One free glazed ring donut. No purchase necessary.
We may also celebrate by trying to perfect a homemade cronut recipe since I have been a convert ever since trying a croissant donut at a Wawa not in our area. I haven't been able to find them at any Wawas since. If I do finally get one that is up to my standard, I'll be sure to share.