National Doughnut Day!

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Registered: 11-08-2006
National Doughnut Day!
Fri, 06-03-2011 - 12:19pm

From CNN:

National Doughnut Day: Friday is the day America celebrates the doughnut.

National Doughnut Day originated with the The Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938 as a salute to the women who served doughnuts to U.S. soldiers during World War I.

The Salvation Army's "doughnet lassies" continued that service during World War II and cemented the doughnut's place in the American diet. If you want to try to duplicate the doughnut lassies' work in your kitchen today, The Salvation Army is providing their original recipe.

If you're not in the mood to celebrate National Doughnut Day in the kitchen, try heading down to your local Krispy Kreme or Dunkin' Donuts.

Krispy Kreme is offering a free doughnut to all customers at participating locations.

At participating Dunkin' Donuts, customers will get a free doughnut with the purchase of a beverage.

What are your favorite kinds of doughnuts?


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Registered: 08-25-2005
Fri, 06-03-2011 - 1:49pm

I participated! We went to Dunkin Donuts and I got an iced caramel latte so we got a free donut, and then bought another so both girls can have one. :D

My favorite donut is Sour Cream Glazed. YUM.