Some days are better than others. Today is Krispy Kreme Doughnut Day (actually National Doughnut Day, but are there any other kind?) and most Krispy Kreme outlest are giving away free doughnuts, one per customer. Our nearest participating shop is almost 70 miles away so we'll have to miss out. Darn! But we used to live only a few miles from one and it was a regular stopping spot after church or whenever the "hot doughnuts" light was lit. As a matter of fact, Krispy Kreme was part of our kids' childhood. The KK store had a big window where you could watch the doughtnuts travel up and down on racks rising as they moved toward the hot oil. Then they plopped in for a ride down the oil river to the flipper. Yum, one golden side up as they moved toward the frosting falls. After the falls they slid onto the conveyor hill and at the end of the line the doughnut-boxer used a little gadget to pick them up and line them up in the box. My mouth waters just to remember it.
Krispy Kreme doughnuts may be 50% fat, but as an occasional indulgence they are just a little bit of heaven on earth. Hopefully the fat police are off duty today and you won't be arrested (or harrassed) for claiming your free doughnut. My advice? ENJOY! It's one of life's innocent pleasures not to be missed.
So check out the KK website and see if there's an outlet near you. Then hit the road before the end of the big doughnut giveaway.