Krispy Kreme doughnuts?!

Breakfast of Krispy Kreme doughnuts and chocolate milk
The kids, having a completely non-healthy breakfast

If you’ve read our blog any amount of time, you know that we are way over the top on nutrition, especially as it concerns our kids. So what gives with the above picture? Was this a proof-of-life pic from their kidnappers? A photoshopped picture to torture SWMBO?

Nope, it’s just a breakfast out with dad. You see, before I learned about nutrition and began farming seriously, I ate all the things that “normal” people ate. While most of that food is gladly in my past, there are some foods that are a treat and we indulge on rare occasions. Well, not rare if it’s ice cream. Being from North Carolina, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, specifically when the “Hot Doughnut Now” sign is on, is one of those treats. I mentioned to my girls something about doughnuts and through conversation realized that while I’d take Spork when he was about 6, I’d never exposed my girls to the horrible goodness that is a warm Krispy Kreme doughnut. I told them I’d take them someday and proceeded about the rest of my day.

The next morning I received a phone call while standing in the pasture from The Princess, asking me where I was and when we were leaving for Krispy Kreme. Since Justin had an entire couple of days of experience under his belt, I left him to run the farm and took the kids to Krispy Kreme for a doughnut.

Making doughnuts at Krispy Kreme
Seeing doughnuts made is a treat at a real Krispy Kreme location.

The kids (and even I) got a hot doughnut and had a large time talking to the other patrons and watching the doughnuts go through the machine, visible through the glass in the store. Justin managed not to kill himself and the farm was ok when we got home. All in all it was a morning well spent.

Just in case you’re wondering, Spork and I both felt queasy after eating a doughnut. Apparently we aren’t cut out for this much sugar and carbs anymore. The girls seemed to be ok. I figure we’ll go back again when they are dating, which should be in about 30 years. 🙂

Also, as you can tell by the pictures of Justin in other posts, he needs to eat something more than he does. We sent him home with some produce from the market, some grape juice from the pressing, and the rest of the dozen doughnuts. I turn 70 pound calves into 1100 pound cows. Surely I can get some meat on Justin before his internship is up.

2 Replies to “Krispy Kreme doughnuts?!”

  1. Dude !! your stories are so well thought out even as they flow from your grey stuff to the keyboard.. the best parts are: entertaining… I learn stuff…humor.. and since I have known you long enough, I know that you write like you talk and think.. except it’s even better because I get to see the Real Dan ! more than once or twice a year..
    You know, you have a book working here and one that should be danged interesting, fun and valuable to your captive reader.. I really enjoy good writing and it’s happenin’ daily as you tell us about farm life and being Mr. Dan !

    1. Wow Ernie! That’s the nicest thing anyone has said to me. We miss you guys terribly but never slow down enough to do something about it. Carter still talks about the guy who came and showed him how to play guitar. Big hug and smooches to Carol and I really hope to catch up soon.

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