The kale balls she made on Friday had reminded her too much of Mitch, whom she hadn’t heard from in a week. Where was he anyway and why hadn’t he texted? Evie felt let down again by yet another guy. So, she took out her frustrations in the kitchen, as usual. This time making donuts. Not that there was anything remotely nut-like about them. “They’re more like dough-holes, really,” she thought, deciding they’d come in handy for the Monday morning staff meeting since it was her turn to bring the goodies.

Evie arranged her donuts next to the coffee as the team started filing into the conference room. Mr. Spanx had sent a memo on Friday alerting everyone they’d be welcoming a new employee today and not to be late. All anyone knew for sure was that the the newbie would be managing Evie’s department, replacing Angie who’d been caught having a tryst with the photocopier.

Kim slithered in next to Evie, both of them facing the windows. Jorge sat opposite Kim, as usual, just to watch her squirm. Bettys filled the chairs unoccupied by suits. Soon, the only chair open was at the end opposite Mr. Spanx, Angie’s old chair.

Evie was too focused on the sweet-tart, lemon glaze on her donut to notice the replacement entering. She was making like a squirrel with stuffed cheeks when Spanx instructed, “Everyone, please stand and welcome our newest team member.”

Evie stood, turned to greet her new manager, then suddenly dropped her jaw allowing wads of donut to complement her cleavage.

“Mitch O’Donnell! Welcome!” said Spanx.

Mitch, handing Evie a napkin, said with a grin, “Well, I guess that didn’t go down well.”

Kale Donuts with Lemon Glaze

Today’s yummy donut recipe comes from A, B, C, Vegan. They’re low-fat, moist, baked, and contain a blend of kale and zucchini. Her recipe makes 12 donuts which will net you about 1/4 cup of veggies per. She has a glaze recipe along with her donut recipe but I used a simple lemon glaze (below). I did not deviate from her recipe for the donuts though. It works well and the resulting green donuts could easily work for a Halloween party.

Lemon Glaze

  • 2 T. margarine
  • juice from 2 large lemons
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, better if sifted

Melt margarine over low heat in a saucepan. Add the lemon juice and powdered sugar and stir or whisk until all lumps are gone and sugar is blended and not grainy. Spoon over hot donuts.

You may have to reheat the glaze to liquify which is why it drools better down the side of hot donuts. If your donuts are already cooled, you’ll have to spread it on then with a knife or spoon.

Garnish option: Before the glaze sets, sprinkle with lemon zest. Zest won’t stick if the glaze has cooled.