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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