Monday, October 6, 2008

Cider Mill

Yesterday consisted of spending a gorgeous fall day in a line at a concession stand, an hour and a half long, to buy doughnuts and apple cider. The great company (Brad & Larissa, and Bruce & Shannon), warm doughnuts, and recently pressed cider was fantastic and made the wait worth our while. However, who decided that cider and cinnamon-sugar doughnuts go together?! It seems like such a strange combination, and an odd tradition!

Growing up in Minnesota, my family always went to an apple orchard to pick apples in the fall. This seems a more logical tradition--reminds us that fall is harvest time, and helps to give a pattern to the year. At the orchard, we would usually go on a hayride and make an afternoon of the event... doing something all the while. However, in my new locale, it seems to be a more popular tradition to wait in a long line at one of the local Cider Mills (essentially a specialty concession stand) to get supurb doughnuts and cider. Maybe, we'll go again next weekend...

3 comments:

Amy L said...

Oh that is the best combo - although the donuts must be eaten there, as they are no good the next day. I tried last year to get a dozen or so extra to take home, and they were just not that great. I miss those long lines and waits - we used to go apple picking too, just not on Sunday afternoon.

Pete said...

I agree that it is a good tradition, just strange. It wouldn't quite be the same to go to the grocery store and pick up cider/doughnuts and eat at the park...

Maria said...

I love the cider mill cider and donuts! I am coming home tomorrow and can't wait to get a nice fresh donut!!! :)