Friday, June 3, 2016

Celebrating National Doughnut Day

I've seen doughnuts everywhere I've looked today -- my Facebook feed, my inbox and even in messages popping up on my phone. I've been informed it's National Doughnut Day many, many times. As someone who tries to be pastry abstinent, this has been tough for me. Knowing that there are free doughnuts all over New York with my name on them and also knowing that I will regret every sweet, greasy bite after I've inhaled them. My compromise celebration is a virtual visit to Glazed and Infused in Chicago.

I was trying to stay pastry abstinent in Chicago and was only in search of the best coffee. I asked one of the staff at the hotel where I was staying about coffee and she responded that she had no recommendations for coffee, but the best doughnuts were only a block away. It was fate and I decided my treat for the trip would be a visit to Glazed and Infused. I found the coffee, from Kenya, was very good, but the doughnuts were sensational.
It was a temptation to buy a t-shirt or mug here, but my suitcase and carryon were already packed solid with books. 

I was overwhelmed by the assortment pictured below, but happily, there were miniature versions of the full-sized doughnuts. There were also mini cakeball size samples, which helped my selection process. I wanted to try every one of them, but knew that would go from ecstasy to awful quickly.

Doughnut lovers heaven!

These were my choices. From left to right: glazed doughnut, apple fritter doughnut and red velvet. In the back is the maple bacon doughnut. I probably wouldn't have ordered the latter, but the guide books were very enthusiastic about it. My favorites were the glazed -- I love a good glazed doughnut, which needs no embellishment -- and the red velvet. I'm glad I tried the maple bacon, but the slice of bacon really didn't do much for me. I'd go back for the glazed one again and again. While we're talking doughnut flavors, what's your favorite?

Since doughnuts are fun, I'm linking this post to one of the most fun places in BlogLand, Pink Saturday. I've got a quiet weekend ahead and hope to catch up on a couple of long overdue posts, get in some walking, make a museum visit, and drink coffee and read (of course!). What are your weekend plans?

As ever, thanks for visiting and have a happy weekend.  


LV said...

I would not know which to order with that assortment. Here, I like just the plain old glazed ones.

Linda said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh donuts, smiles. The Red Velvet ones are is the Bacon Maple, honest. Have a beautiful day I have moved over to WP:

Lynda said...

I like a good chocolate frosted cake doughnut. Publix has a yummy one but it is always good when I can make myself eat only 1/2 at a sitting. The grease really bothers my stomach because most everything I cook is not fried.
The weekend is going to start out with a nap! Then I will cook a delicious turkey meatloaf and do some chores. Not pushing it too much today since I have been busy this week.
Always great to see one of your updates!

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

Did you know that National Donuts Day was originally established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I?

I swung by Duncan Donuts yesterday on my way home for my Friday mocha iced coffee and picked up a free glazed doughnut for my daughter.

Anyway, if anyone gives you grief about caving into the doughnuts, just tell them you you felt it your duty to honor the women. ;)

Barbara, blogging at Life & Faith in Caneyhead


Those all look positively divine.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol, These doughnuts looks very good. With John being diabetic, we try hard not to eat sweets, BUT, we had a dental appt. this week and were close to Krispy Kreme doughnuts. We tried the cherry pie flavor and strawberry shortcake doughnut. Delicious! I wish you a peaceful evening and a great day tomorrow.

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Pondside said...

Be still my heart!
Given a choice between a layer cake and a glazed doughnut, I will always choose the doughnut.