This is a day that is traditionally, among other things, devoted to baking and eating things that are made from ingredients like butter, eggs, cream, sugar, and did I mention butter? Most of the time we avoid desserts during Lent so that is why the tradition of rich-foods-on-Fat-Tuesday came about. Using up the reserves before fasting begins.
This is where the beloved little delicious Polish doughnut, the Paczki, comes in. In our area, Paczkis start being sold commercially in the month or so leading up to Ash Wednesday. We don't usually buy those.
For years, we have made our own here at home.
|Even the Clones help out...|
I really didn't think we would but while I sit here trying to get into the Fat Tuesday mood by consuming a no-bake cookie, the kids just came to ask if we are doing anything delicious to celebrate.
OK, maybe I will go and do it. A small batch, so that we will be sure that they will be eaten before tomorrow.