Sunday, February 22, 2009

To Paczki or Not

This Tuesday is Fat Tuesday my all-time favorite holiday. Well normally this means that I would sniff out some bakery around here that ships real Paczki from Hamtramck in the wee hours Tuesday morning so I can buy a dozen of these heavenly creations. I can just feel the heaviness of the bakery box. During that special Tuesday I would probably eat at least three of them, each one better than the last. The law of diminishing return does not apply to Paczki.

I mentioned the upcoming holiday to Danielle and she in no uncertain terms said, "Mom you can't bring those things into the house". If Dan was home he would be good for three or four I'm sure. Stef would probably help out for at least one. She doesn't overindulge in anything that doesn't come in chocolate. Danielle would weaken and eat some too. However, it is just Danielle and me here and a dozen of those things would just be too much temptation for her I'm sure. I of course have perfect control over my cravings.

So I have been eating very healthy and going to the gym. It really doesn't make sense to break down and eat Paczki. I looked at some today at Meijer but those really aren't the real thing. They are more like a jelly donut than a Paczki. I didn't buy them today but but I did hold the box and then put it back on the shelf. Tuesday is coming quickly.

12 comments:

Jan said...

It was a rough one for me but I finally got the stupid wikipedia link to work. Whew! You guys make it look so easy. I need a nap.

Samurai Beetle said...

Ah makes me miss my Polish friends. My friends parents would push food on me every time I visited. Good stuff.

Jeanne said...

I'm toying with the idea of giving up sweets for Lent. I'm not Catholic, and my church doesn't really encourage (or discourage) Lenten vows, but I've been eating more and more junk, and craving it when I'm not eating it, and I know from past experience cold turkey is the only way to quit.

So I'm not even going to go find out what Paczki is!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Well if I knew what it was, I might be tempted! They sound pretty good, but then again they might have a creme filling..I don't like anything with a creme filling:)

Debbie said...

Don't you find it amusing that we indulge so much before Lent starts? Don't get me wrong - I love doing it. I just think it's funny:)

Anonymous said...

here is my first comment Miss Jan.....Dont do it!!!!!

Jen said...

ok, so i didnt know how to leave a comment. it came up as annoymous. fyi, its jen! love reading your blogs

K said...

Maybe you can take some into work? That way you can eat one or two, but not have to worry about the full dozen?

I think a little treat now and then is totally acceptable myself.

Dedene said...

What's a paczki? Is it so good that it's worth pigging out?

If so, go for it!

T said...

I need to go do a search on paczki, now you got my curiosity going.

Dedene said...

Jan,
Thanks for coming by and filling me in! I say, YUM!, but only once.

Good luck!

T said...

Darn Jan, I didn't even notice the link until you pointed it out. Sorry!
Now I know, and I would have stuffed myself silly!!:))