Today is Fat Tuesday, but in my world I refer to it as Paczki (pronounced poonch-key) Day. Whether you go for the authentic Polish versions or the doughnut-like version you are heading for some serious calories. A five-ounce paczki weighs in at over 400 calories with 25 grams of fat. When I used to work at a CPA firm in Lansing, the partners would spring for a ton of paczkis for the entire firm. The first year I worked there when they did that I must have ate about five of them by the end of my twelve hour day (tax season, you know).
Well, I am off in search of paczkis. I'll just be eating one this year. My stomach can't take it like it used to back in the day. :)