Gosh, as I was making mine this morning, it made me wonder how my mother did it! Five kids under her feet and doing the laborous task! What a saint she is!
Traditionally, the reason for making pączki was to use up all the lard, sugar, eggs and fruit in the house, because they were forbidden to be consumed due to Catholic fasting practices during Lent.
Thus, we will eat well this evening in preparation for the Lenten season.
Tomorrow, we will begin by receiving ashes at Mass.
Here is the beginning of the paczki process. Photos of the end result (the bake-off) to be posted tomorrow.
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