Not only is today Paczki for the Polish, Fat Tuesday, it is also National Read Across America Day (aka Dr. Suess Day!
Paczkis. Who in this book world knows what I’m talking about? Polish Donuts are fried dough dusted in sugar and sometimes filled with jams or custards.
So, what are paczki, and why do people stand in line all night to get these pastries?
A) They are the most heavenly fried pastry one could dream of.
B) It is just what you do if you are Polish.
Paczki (puhnch·kee) is a Polish word (already in its plural form, paczek is the singular form) meaning package. Traditionally paczki are made before the Catholic Lent holiday in preparation for Easter. Families were to use all of their sweets and butters before the religious holiday; so paczki were created.
Dr. Seuss. What can be said about him, except that he is a prolific American children’s author, illustrator, poet, and animator. His children’s books are known worldwide. Now, which book is your favorite and why? I love ‘One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish’, as well as ‘Cat in the Hat’, but I think ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’ is my favorite.
Enjoy this day!