• 07Jan

    I like vegetables.  Broccoli, cauliflower, and dip is one of my favorite snacks.  I love fruit.  Watermelon was always a number one treat on my list when I was pregnant.  We eat apples all the time.  Bananas are one of the kids favorite treats and occasionally they share with Mom.  But there is just something about doughnuts. . .


    As a kid I can remember making dozens of doughnuts on “Doughnut Day” . . rolling and cutting them out, watching them turn golden in the fryer, drip drying the glaze on to them and rolling some of them in sugar. 


    Then there were the doughnuts we would pick up for breakfast when we left really early in the morning at the start of a long trip.  Yummy cream filled doughnuts spiced with the adventure ahead of us. 


    There were the powdered cream filled doughnuts that I remember my uncle bringing to work for breakfast.  A bit of delicious sugar that helped get the energy flowing for a hard day of construction work (usually roofing and a lot of “go-for” work if I was involved). 


    The yeasty, puffy crispy crème doughnuts of college brings back memories of a trip to the beach with my campus mom, a surprise from home, time spent with friends, dating outings, pregnancy cravings, and time spent with Dan. 

    For me doughnuts mean happy memories.  I find myself wanting a lot of doughnuts today.  Not because I’m hungry or because I am looking for a particular flavor, but because I’m looking for a happy memory. 


    Dan’s favorite doughnut was the glazed.  He didn’t get real excited about the crème filled and he hated the powdered ones.  They made too much of a mess he claimed.  One time when I was pregnant with Josiah he brought home a dozen glazed doughnuts for us to share.  I shared one with a neighbor, Dan got two, and I ate the rest before he got home from work the next day.  I was shocked at how many I’d eaten.  Dan teased me about that for months.

5 Comments to Doughnuts

  • MMM…doughnuts. Yes they have good memories. I remember making them with my Mom a couple of times. I made them with Kent and Katy when I was pregnant with Kaomi. Sad to say I ate way too many 🙂 They sure were good. Jeff brings them home sometimes as a surprise, it makes me smile.

  • Doughnuts… favorites of ours too! The smell just makes my mouth water. Think I’ll make a happy memory this weekend for my kids… homemade doughnuts for all. It’s been awhile since we had them. Thanks for reminding me of them, and to keep making memories. They are important. Enjoy some donuts– and enjoy making more memories not only for the kids, but for you too!
    JOY and blessings, Beth

  • I remember hearing about Donut Day, too, or at least the 1 celebrated in Germany, but I don’t remember what day it is. Do you still remember? Thanks, congrats on your Christmas Gift from Dan, & may God continue to bless & comfort you.

  • Liisa~~here I am trying to stick to my diet and keep my sugar under control and all you can do is ramble on about doughnuts. LOL!!!
    Oh, I know just what you mean though about things reminding us of others. If I smell Navy perfume, I see my mama’s smile. If I see a boat or a sailor walking by, I think of my brother Tim.
    Isn’t God so good to use the simple things to bring back memories of loved ones who’ve gone on.
    It’s those sweet memories you can pass on to those beautiful children.
    I’m continuing to lift you in prayer. {{{HUGS}}}
    By the way, have you ever considered writing for Christian magazines. You can share your story and how God has been faithful. (even with the simple things)