08 March 2011

Happy March!

Okay, so I haven't posted much lately.  I also haven't been dealing with my glucose intolerance very well lately either.  It turns out that healthy eating is mostly difficult for me because it involves lots of planning and free time that is apparently being ripped from my hands.   But whatever, everyone's busy.  I didn't come here to post and bitch about my busy schedule.  I came here to bitch about Paczki Day.  Or, really, the lack of Paczki Day in Austin.  I miss the ooeygooeyjellyfilledpowderedsugartopped doughnuts from Hamtramck.  The closest thing we have in Austin, it seems, is the kolache.  It turns out that those make a poor substitute for the beloved Paczki.

And this?  This is how you do Paczki Day.  You stand in long lines outside bakeries in Hamtramck and get a dozen amazing paczki to go.  Next year, I'm totally making my own.


Chris (aka Tina) Sevald said...

Julie: Thanks for the nostalgia!
There are so many reasons to love the Polish heritage of Detroit.
I hope you'll get to check out the goldmine of this heritage we found in far-NW MI. Meander by Legs Inn (in Cross Village) some summer afternoon or evening. Have dinner or just drinks and dessert in their garden, overlooking Lake Michigan. A funky place with an all-Polish menu and a beautiful view. I highly recommend it!

julie k h aka jkru said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it. :) We ended up going to a doughnut shop and just getting raspberry filled doughnuts. I almost put powdered sugar on it for the paczki effect, but we didn't have any on hand.

I'm trying to convince Colby to go back up north with me when we visit Michigan. We'll see though, because it looks like we're not going to make it until August.