It’s Paczki Day!

I’d never heard of Paczki Day before I moved to Chicago. Well, it’s today! It’s another pre-Lent celebration like Mardi Gras. ┬áBut unlike Mardi Gras, Paczki Day involves doughnuts. Puffy, filled doughnuts. Doughnuts were made to use up all the flour, butter, and sugar before Lent. It’s a Polish thing, and we have lots of Polish people here in Chicago. But you can get paczki everywhere, not just in Polish bakeries. We got some on Sunday at an Austrian Bakery. I am sorry to say that I didn’t really like them. Mike did, he ate all three! We also had breakfast at the bakery, I had a waffle, and it was delicious. So maybe I just don’t like paczki. But I’m going to give it another try- there are tons of doughnut shops and bakeries around here, I’ll just go get some more somewhere else. According to wikipedia, there are other kinds of paczki- more like regular doughnuts. I don’t think the kind of doughnut you eat on Paczki Day is all that important, what’s important is that you eat doughnuts.

paczki from the austrian bakery in lincoln park, chicago

paczki from the austrian bakery in lincoln park, chicago

paczki from the austrian bakery in lincoln park, chicago