Do you remember the first year of period-by-period attendance taking, First Class during third period, Student of the Month celebrations, pizza with the administrators, the Starfish banquet, and Paczki
Day (Polish doughnut day)?
czekolad pelnych a~ 100 g rznorodnych smakowo pakowanych w paczki
a~ 8 szt.
Due it the state's rich Polish presence, Michiganders have been celebrating Paczki
Day for years.
Among other specialty items and ingredients generating greater interest were sprouted grains, quinoa and amaranth; local and regional offerings; and ethnic products like tres leches, dulce de leche and doughnut-like paczki
Featured Polish baked goods include Easter babka, paczki
(filled doughnuts), butter lambs (traditional butter sculpture) and homemade kielbasa.
There was something called paczki
ziemniaczane z kapusta ( potato doughnuts stuffed with cabbage).
I always looked forward to the "Fat Thursday" (the last Thursday before Ash Wednesday during Easter) so that I can eat Paczki
 excessively without feeling guilty about the excessive sugar load.
Maybe if I were born some other time I could watch the barn, washed by the rain, turn amber before sunset, I could wear fancy dresses, push happy strollers, bake paczki
, have one good life.
Foley touches on the Catholic history of eating fish on Friday--and how that practice led to the McDonald's Filet-o-Fish sandwich--and discusses foods such as the pretzel and the Polish paczki
(a sort of filled donut) that originated because of the traditional Lenten fast.
Andrews Day--the children pour hot wax through a key hole into a pail of water and later look at the wax shape created, telling what it is and what the predictions for the next year are; eating paczki
(donuts) and faworki (angel cookies)
from Poland, stollens from Germany, and scones from England are just a few of the international pastries baked and sold in the bakery department.
The Wall Street Journal placed this amusing headline on a profile of a man promoting a pastry called paczki
(pronounced "punchkey"): "Who Put the Paunch in Paczki
and Droves in Shrove Tuesday?