Happy National Donut Day!

Whoever thought up this holiday is a sheer genius. :-)

Today is National Donut Day and lots of favorite donutmakers are making our lives a little sweeter by giving away those little circles of sweet numminess.

Lamar's (my favorite here in KC) is giving away a free gourmet donut
Krispy Kreme is also giving away a free donut (look for those famous "HOT" signs)
Dunkin Donuts is handing out free donuts with any drink purchase.

As with all freebie giveaways, not all stores may be participating, so I recommend that you call ahead.

p.s. Here's a little on the history of Donut Day: according to Lamar's website, the Chicago Salvation Army started in 1938 to honor the "lassies" of World War I - women volunteers who served donuts to soldiers behind the front lines in France. Donuts were chosen as a treat for the soldiers due to the difficulty of providing freshly-baked goods near the front lines. According to popular legend, the donuts were made with leftover ingredients and a wine bottle for a rolling pin. They were cooked in oil inside a soldier's helmet. The donuts were such a hit that the lassies produced thousands of donuts around the clock. And that tradition has been celebrated ever since!


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