Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I love Paczkis!

Do you celebrate Fat Tuesday? I am not Catholic, so I don't do ashes on Ash Wednesday.  I also do not really give up anything for Lent. The one tradition I do participate in, is the eating of the Paczki.

If you are not lucky enough to live in an area where Paczki's are prevalent, they are very fattening, but very delicious Polish filled doughnuts. 

The tradition of the Paczki started a very long time ago.  The day before Ash Wednesday, people would want to use up all the lard, sugar, eggs and fruit in their homes, because they were forbidden to eat during Lent.  

Now it is a tradition to eat 1 or two,  okay maybe even more than that, just because it is  Fat Tuesday.  They are only available in stores and bakeries for a couple of days so if you do not get one, you have to wait an entire year for them to be available again.  

This year I bought a box of Strawberry, and a box of Cream Cheese.  I can never remember which one of my kids want one or the other, so sometimes it is easier just to buy both.   

I admit it.  I had one of each.. 
I consider them to be my lunch.  

Oh how I love you Pacski, I look foward to seeing you again next year! 

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