Pączki Day 2017!!

Pączki are pastries traditional to Polish cuisine. They are similar to doughnuts.

They can be filled with any type of filling.  These are filled with chocolate cream, and strawberry jelly.  I usually prefer apricot or Prune/Plum Butter filling, but I decided to try something different this year.

Why a dedicated day?

This day marks the start of the final week of the pre-Lenten celebrations. While the practice of Pączki Day is traditionally observed the day before Ash Wednesday in the United States, in Poland, pączki sales are the highest on Tlusty Czwartek, or “Fat Thursday.” (The Thursday before Ash Wednesday).

http://www.polamjournal.com/Library/Holidays/paczki/paczki.html

 

Szczęśliwy Pączki Dziennie!!

(Happy Pączki Day)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

This time lapse video is always fun to watch.   The Chicago River has been died green on St. Patrick’s day for the past 40 years, can’t say that I have seen it in person, but it’s amazing how they can do this.

I made Shamrock Shakes again this year.  I was disappointed I was unable to find my favorite cookies this year. Hate when that happens 😦

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I had so many of these last year, that I think I’m good this year 😉