Monday, February 27, 2017


             PACZKI DAY!

    Just what we need! A holiday encouraging
us to eat donuts!
   Well it's here. And it's today!
    Shrove Tuesday, know in some countries
as Pancake Tuesday, is the day preceding
Ash Wednesday. It's suppose to be the last
day of "fat eating" or "gorging" before the
fasting period of Lent.
      For many, today's menu will include the
"Paczki." Pączki are deep fried pieces of
dough usually shaped into flattened spheres
packed with some sort of sweet filling and
often covered with powdered sugar. They're
said to be Polish in origin.
     Of course, as our buddy Billy Shakespeare
pointed out in Romeo and Juliet, "A rose by
any other name would smell as sweet."  So, if
I had the chance, I'd be nibbling on a Malasada
today! We found them on the Big Island of
Hawaii two years ago and they are just perfect
for Shrove Tuesday. Or any other Monday,
Wednesday, or...well....the rest of the week!
     Since they pretty much fit the description
of the Paczki, except bigger, I'm beginning to
think maybe the Polish settled Hawaii!
      I'd like to have some today. But it's a long
trip for a donut! Guess a Dunkin or Curry
will have to do!
       Hope you get your dough today and that all
your NEWS is good!



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