Tomorrow is FAT Tuesday...yes, yes we know that there are those of you who "fear fat"....have been there/done that and won't join in this Lenten preparation as a result. FAT Tuesday is a pre-lenten presentation that celebrated by many Christians who enjoy diving into "sweet treats" before they begin the lenten season with the absence of such food.
Throughout southeastern Wisconsin, it is very common for people to celebrate this day indulgiing with a Paczki. This is prounced nothing like it looks.
It is pronounced POONSH KEY....and is a deep fried dough that has a feeliing often of either
raspberry or prune filling.....a Cousin to a jelly doughnut....and diet or not, really, who can't LOVE a jelly doughnut ?
The tradition began with this sweet yeast dough delicacy as a way to use up the sugar, eggs, fat, flour that
would be use very sparsely during lent. They are often heavily dusted with sugar...powdered or granulated and we
see in some parts of the country where bakeries have added other fillings and frostings from bacon to creams. Trying
them all iikely to mean a HUGE fast/diet well beyond lent ! Depending upon size (yes size matters !), filling, topping etc.
you may expect to "gain" 700 calories from just one paczki and 20-30 grams of fat. But hey...it's once a year, right ?
Bakeries everywhere have begun their preparation for the onslaught of customers that choose to sweetly
celerate this day. One of the best known bakeries in our area for this seasonally delicious treat Is National Bakery.
The lines of customers beginning at "dark o'thirty" at their locations around Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties which have
now expanded to four and began on South 16th Street. Click here to find out where the line will be forming closest to you.
They open at 6:30 am...but but but....we advise tomorrow getting there long before then or be prepared to take a "Doughnut
Day" while you wait in line. Yes indeed...and Wisconsinites also have a way of "dressing the part"....you should see Packer
Sundays ! If you choose...you can also get this lovely PURPLE Tee....Yaah National Bakery...you really DO know what's
Spend your Calories wisely.....and Enjoy ....you only go around once...why not celebrate the day with this special treat !
If you are looking for a special treat in southeastern Wisconsin real estate...you MUST call Sally & David Hanson,
honored to be of assistance for all things real estate !