Thanks to celebrated picture book author and snack cake
advocate empress Susanna Leonard Hill, I learned that Friday, June 7, is National Donut Day!
I love this country.
To celebrate this event, I invite you to take a look at one of my old blog posts, where I honor The Mighty Donut in verse.
Now get out there and eat, people! Your country is depending on you!
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It’s already on my calendar!
A friend and I were trying to decide whether there was a difference between donuts and doughnuts.
We decided that doughnuts are light and fancy and may be served on actual plates, while donuts are heavier, get the job done, and may be eaten anywhere.
I know which ones I prefer!
I think you’re on to something!
I always considered “doughnuts” and “donuts” to be different spellings for the same thing. “Donut,” however, lacks pretention. A “donut” is a snack for folks who do not put on airs.
And aren’t afraid of gas station snacks! 😀
Can I just add the Wiki page on doughnuts is full of interesting information, and I just lost 10 minutes of writing time looking at it? (damn you internet for your access to more information than I shall ever need, damn you!) It says donut was created by a doughnut manufacturer who was trying to appeal to immigrants with an easier to pronounce name. (though really I think putting the confections in the window display is probably more important)
Don’t blame the internet for wasting your time! It is clearly Sarah’s fault.
And I think we all shall read “Arnie the Doughnut” on this special holiday!
Very appropriate, Tara.
It’s 6:44 in the morning here. I’ve been writing for an hour, and soon need to walk the dog, then come back for my wheat toast.
And now, thanks to you, all I want is a SPECKLED DONUT!!! Argh…. The worst part is that in the S.F. Bay area, where the only nuts are health nuts, and the only ice cream is soy yogurt, I will not be able to find a speckled donut anywhere.
You really must move to New Jersey, my friend. There’s plenty of donuts here.
Hmmm, I wonder if there is a ‘Donut Day’ here in Canada. If there is, I’ll bet Tim Hortons had something to do with it! lol
Now, I’m off to investigate . . . 🙂
You don’t need to be Canadian to love Tim Hortons. I am living proof of this.
Donut Day! I am so there. Today I had boring raisin bran for breakfast and was wishing I had something more exciting. So tomorrow, I will be a good American and honor National Donut Day for breakfast, and maybe also lunch and dinner.
I salute you, Madame. I shall shotgun a Boston cream-filled in your honor.
And I shall think of you upon my first chocolate-frosted, Mike.
I thank you.
“Snack Cake Advocate” is okay… but I think I would prefer to be addressed as Snack Cake Queen! Going over to read your poetic salute to donuts 🙂
Henceforth you shall be known as “Snack Cake Empress.”
That’s all the reason I need for donuts tomorrow!
Excellent. My job is done here.
I am very thankful to be informed of this! Now I have decided to bring a couple dozen donuts (or perhaps even doughnuts) to work with me tomorrow morning to share with my co workers, most of whom are constantly on whatever the latest “fad” diet is. It won’t matter, because few can resist the temptation of free donuts, especially when placed directly in their faces. And once I’ve thrown in the added incentive: “Happy National Donut Day!” Any remaining willpower they have will crumble like the powdered sugar and chocolate sprinkles that will soon inhabit their faces and work clothes. MWOOO HOO HA HA HAAAAA!!! (Tomorrow’s gonna be great!)
I never knew a plan could be both evil and generous.
You, sir, are a genius!
Suddenly, I feel like I am talking to Dexter Morgan…you are devious, aren’t you?
Do you think my country needs me to eat donuts too? I’d better do, just in case, I don’t want to let my country down.
It should be International Donut Day.
Eat yourself, silly, my friend!
I remember that poem, it’s brilliant. Happy donut day tomorrow!
Yes, you’ve been following my blog for quite a while now.
Good for you! Get yourself a donut!
LOL I just might
No “might” about about it. Canada is depending on YOU!
God bless whoever invented donuts. Yay for donuts, it should be donut day everyday.
Some people do celebrate Donut Day everyday. They sit next to me on airplanes.
This is one of the most important days in American history.
Let me know if you hear about a National Ice Cream Day.
If there is one, I’ll meet you in Utah.
I might be in Provo, Utah in mid-August.
I think you should honor tomorrow by having a donut sandwich. What would the insides be if you had such a sandwich?! Bon appetit! 🙂
I’ve seen donut sandwiches, but, well, even I have my limits.
My husband walked in just as I started reading your post. His response, “Mmmm…DONUTS! So that’s it…donuts it is!
By the way, ice cream is far too cool to have a day…it has a whole month! And, what better month to have it than July.
Your husband is a true patriot!
Ooh, and I can’t wait for National Ice Cream Month!
When I was living in California there was a national “best ice cream” competition of which our little local mom and pop place was the second place winner! 🙂
One of the reasons I want to move to Lancaster, Pennsylvania is to be closer to the Turkey Hill Dairy. Is that wrong?
Even the lure of delicious ice cream could not get me to move close to a dairy. Phew…stinky!
Oh, but can they create a donut that won’t add punds to my writerly unproductive hips? Not much to ask for, right?
You need to think of donuts as a way to give your creative brain a boost of energy!
Hips are temporary, a great piece of writing is eternal.
Ha! Sometimes the weight feels eternal though
Yep. I hear you.
Thanks for letting me pretend I need an excuse to eat donuts! xoxoM
Glad I could help, Margarita. Glad I could help.
The world would be a sad place without donuts!
Would you believe I never eat donuts and actually had a Krispy Kreme yesterday? I had no idea I was partaking in an American celebration. I live in Canada. I may be a traitor.
Ah. Krispy Kremes are heavenly.
And you’re no traitor, Hazy. All nations can come together through our mutual love of donuts.
I only just dreamed of a day when I could eat 29 donuts without consequence, the day that fat-sucking pill is invented. The donut, one of my true loves.
Eat those donuts without regrets, my friend!
I know, right? My office ordered something like 300 donuts that day. 🙂
Wait. You work in heaven?