Most of you know I’ve been calling South Florida home since 1993, but that from the age of 10 through 19 I grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. My girls are being raised as my husband was….warm, sandy beaches, palm trees, hurricanes, gators, orange groves, lizards, minimal season changes and Disney! I love Florida, and you know we LOVE Mickey!!
I love that they get to experience growing up as daddy did, but it’s so nice when I get a chance to get back “home” and give the girls a taste of what I grew up with….rolling hills, fireflies, quick access to mountains & hiking, berry picking, season changes, small town feel, good southern cookin’, trees, trees & more trees and of course Krispy Kremes.
Over the last few years we’ve developed the tradition of stopping in at Krispy Kreme when we’re here visiting…after all Winston-Salem IS the birthplace of Krispy Kreme doughnuts (1937). We can’t come home without purchasing these sugary confections. It’s something my girls really look forward to….no trip home to Winston-Salem would be complete without a visit to purchase a dozen original glazed doughnuts and ice cold milk to wash them down. I know you can pick these sugary confections up at many locations throughout the United States, but it’s not the same. You’ve simply gotta try one here.
So last night my oldest daughter and I stopped in to pick them up. Can you feel our excitement? Time for some mother/daughter bonding next to the “HOT now” sign.
Look at these beauties frying up…but looks are deceiving! If you’ve never had a Krispy Kreme, you’d be surprised at how light and airy they are. Which makes it super easy to inhale 3 of them before you’ve realized it and that can be dangerous & addictive!
And now for a trip under the waterfall of glaze…..Mmmm
And one last jaunt down the conveyor belt before they get all nestled up in a box ready to go home with you!
And there’s NO way around it! I’m not even going to even try to convince you that they’re nutritious or fit into a REAL food way of life, and definitely not a low-carb one, but I’d also like to mention that life without our annual trip to Krispy Kreme certainly wouldn’t be much fun!
Where are you from? Do you have any traditions when you take your kids back home?
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