How many did you eat?

In yesterday’s post I mentioned that today here is Fat Thursday or aka Paczki Day!  For many of my friends that means…how many jelly filled doughnuts can you eat in one day.

As the saying goes..”When in Rome do as the Roman’s,” we had to celebrate just like the Polish today!

"E" enjoying eating doughnuts for breakfast.

“E” enjoying eating doughnuts for breakfast.

This is how serious they take this day here in Poland.  Look at all those doughnuts.  Where all the people are standing is how long that aisle is with doughnuts stacked that high.  They were selling them as fast they were stacking it back up.

This is how serious they take this day here in Poland. Look at all those doughnuts. Where all the people are standing is how long that aisle is with doughnuts stacked that high. They were selling them as fast they were stacking it back up.

They had doughnuts filled with plum jam, raspberry jam, vanilla pudding and rose jam.  That big flat of 24 doughnuts was only 11 zlotys($3.50).

They had doughnuts filled with plum jam, raspberry jam, vanilla pudding and rose jam. That big flat of 24 doughnuts was only 11 zlotys($3.50).

Then in the back of the store they had this set up for today for even more doughnuts.

Then in the back of the store they had this set up for today for even more doughnuts.

This is the line for one of bakeries in the mall as they opened for the morning, CRAZY!!

This is the line for one of bakeries in the mall as they opened for the morning, CRAZY!!

Yep, we got just a few doughnuts!

Yep, we got just a few doughnuts!

We surprised each of the sets of missionaires with a flat of doughnuts to get them started for the day while they were doing their daily studies.

We surprised each of the 3 sets of missionaries with a flat of doughnuts to get them started for the day while they were doing their daily studies.

I only ate 1 doughnut today because as I was eating that one I kept thinking how long it was going to take me on the cross-trainer to burn off those calories.  Yes, it was a rough day for me in my house with all this temptation!  It is 9 o’clock at night here as I am publishing this and one of the missionaries here in Poland is already up to eating 38 Paczki’s for the day.  Oh, to be 20 year’s old and not have to worry about my figure!!

How many did you eat?

love kelley
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4 Responses to How many did you eat?

  1. Scott R. Lucado says:

    Free insulin injection with each dozen!

    (But man, oh, man, are those paczki yummy.)

  2. Renee Allen says:

    Very fun to see the photos and this chunk of life in Poland!

  3. Paweł says:

    There are only two answers to this question: “too many” and “not enough”. ;)

  4. Chris says:

    Wow, I ate 6 and I thought it was a lot. I had to do it though because every year I do a spring diet (or a lent diet for the religious people) from the day after doughnut day til Easter. Fat Thursday was my last chance!

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