Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy Paczki Day!

According to Wikipedia: "Traditionally, the reason for making paczki was to use up all the lard, sugar, eggs, and fruit in the house, because they were forbidden to be consumed due to Catholic fasting practices during Lent."

While I won't be refraining from sugar, eggs, and fruit this Lenten season, I will be forgoing any sweet treats that aren't produced by my own two hands. My husband and I happen to live in close proximity to one of the best bakeries in Chicago, the Swedish Bakery, and we are frequent customers. We stopped in on Monday and happened to get the very LAST paczki with fresh strawberries and cream (much tastier than the jelly-donut style). It was a delicious.

What are your Fat Tuesday food traditions? Hope you enjoyed some sort of yummy treat in preparation for your Lenten journey or just for the fun of it!

1 comment:

mark711777 said...

Mindy brought some paczkis into work on Tuesday... they hit the spot, but weren't near as amazing looking as these!