Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Traditional Christmas Donut


The Traditional Christmas Donut
Originally uploaded by Ricardipus.

In this part of Eastern Ontario, it is traditional to serve an enormous donut on Christmas Day. It is frosted with white icing to resemble snow, but is otherwise unadorned so as to avoid adulterating the donut with any other decoration. It is also traditional to serve it outdoors, typically on patio furniture, to remind us that what is fun in summer can also be enjoyed in winter.

This shot is just before the whole family tucked in. There's nothing left of it now.

9 comments:

The Wrath of Dawn said...

Ah yes. The revered traditional Christmas doughnut.

All hail Tim's!

ydkmoi - you don't know me... old Patty Duke song from the 60's. At least I think it was Patty Duke...

The Wrath of Dawn said...

Except the song was called "You Don't Own Me," now that I think of it.

Old age. It's fun!

zhsuiee - Exclamation to be used after making bogus comment.

#Debi said...

Mmmmm, donuts....


Hope your Noel was joyeaux!

wonderferret said...

That looks like a frosted donut...



I'll get my coat.

Brom said...

Now that IS different.

Bob said...

Mmmm doughnuts... *drool*
And you have snow! Why can't I get some snow??

Anyways, hope you have a very merry Happy New Year!

'meyye' - me trying to say merry after one too many...

WyldWoods (WW.N) said...

We had plenty of snow before Christmas around these parts. Even came home from work one day to find a snow man guarding the door.

By Christmas day there was a hat and a couple of sticks guarding the door.

No doughnuts to be seen anywhere.

Gledwood said...

do you really get that much snow in Onts?

Every pic I've seen has featured snow snow snow

what you mean enormous donuts on Xmas day?

Most people eat donuts EVERY DAY

what's so different about ye Ontarians

except you're meant to cheat on the lottery... is that right??!??

Ricardipus said...

Um, no.