Fasnachts, actually. Today is Fat Tuesday. The day before Ash Wednesday, if you are a Christian. The day before the Lent season begins.
Fat Tuesday is the day when all of the fat and Butter had to be used up and gotten out of the house prior to Lent. Weird science, I know, but hey. What are you gonna do?
Anyway Fasnachts are basically donuts that are powdered with sugar, or plain. And they are a pretty boring big deal here in Pennsylvania.
When I lived in Michigan in the Detroit area the poison of choice there was Paczki. Pronounced poonch-key. This is a Polish version of Fasnacht. The main difference with Paczki is that they are filled. Thereby making them superior to Fasnacht.
I love Paczki. Especially when they are freshly made. Warm, and soft, filled with bavarian creme. MMMMM….
I am now hungry. And I can’t have any because they will make me fat.
Now I am sad.