Saturday, February 2, 2008

Paczki are Here! (Explained)

Last week when I opened the circular for our local market (D&W Foods), I saw this ad:

Apparently paczki's are a traditional Polish treat that come to Grand Rapids once every year to celebrate Fat Tuesday. It seems like they're a type of filled donut, and according to our local evening news, the big ones (?) can be up to 800 calories.

We're learning all about different (meaning Northern and Eastern European) foods now that we're living in Grand Rapids. Along with the peanut-and-candy-corn mix that came at Halloween, and the extensive foreign foods section at Meijer (see below), paczki's are expanding my horizons right now.

Also, this is what Lyla looks like right before she falls asleep for naps: