Much like the French Fat Tuesday, Polish Fat Thursday is a day dedicated to big eating. It marks the start of the final week of pre-Lent celebrations. This year, Fat Thursday is Feb. 16. While I am not Catholic who cares! Any excuse to eat a doughnut is good enough for me.
Paczki’s are the Polish version of jelly filled doughnuts. They are a bit lighter than the American version but just as tasty! The reasoning(do we real need a reason to eat these?) is it is said that if you eat one you will have good luck for the rest of the year. So I am wandering, if I eat 2 or 3 what would happen?
The best way to really tell you more about this interesting holiday is from one of my favorite American TV shows, “Sunday Morning”. Here is a clip that talking more about it… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P5t9M6vIRs
or if you are feeling really amphibious and what to make them yourself, here is another great Youtube clip showing how to…
Well off I go to the local bakery and get our share of paczki’s! Remember the saying, when in Poland do as the Polish. I think this might be tradition that we have to partake in!!