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Anyone scheduling Fassnachts for breakfast??

Mmmmm....

Sadly, I'm looking at a decidedly lo-fat Tuesday dietwise.....

Day after is Ash Wed. Wow. That came fast this year.
 

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No they're more like donuts. I may have one just to keep up the tradition.
 

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No traditions here but I wouldn't say no to some king cake...yum.
 

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i have no idea what that is, but i think it's safe to say no. i'll be eating the same fricken thing i usually eat for breakfast...oatmeal.
 

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I no longer follow the traditions but I still like to eat the food! LOL In my family my grandma made the BEST Paczki (polish doughnuts) and I have yet to find a deli who can make them like she did. Oooh she always served them warm...mmmmmm
 

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From Wiki:

Fasnachts, Fastnachts or Faschnachts are a fatty doughnut treat served traditionally on Fastnacht Day, the day before Lent starts. Fasnachts were produced as a way to empty the pantry of lard, sugar, fat and butter, which were forbidden during Lent. Some English-speaking Protestants tend to refer to the day as Shrove Tuesday, and many consume pancakes as an alternative.

Basel, Switzerland conducts a fasnacht festival annually. The Pennsylvania Dutch territory surrounding Lancaster, Pennsylvania celebrates the custom as well. Most chain supermarkets in the eastern part of Pennsylvania offer fasnachts, although WalMart offers Pączki instead. The pączki is traditionally eaten in Poland on the Thursday prior to Fasnacht Day, although in Polish communities of the US, the celebration is more commonly on Fasnacht Day. Commonly pączki are round, rather than having straight sides, and they are filled with jelly, or sometimes creme filling.

In parts of Maryland, the treats are called Kinklings, and is only sold in bakeries on Shrove Tuesday. The German version is made from a yeast dough, deep fried, and coated or dusted in sugar or cinnamon sugar; they may be plain, or filled with fruit jam. Pennsylvania Dutch fasnachts are often made from potato dough, and may be uncoated, or powdered with table sugar or dusted with confectioner's sugar.

The term now is synonymous with the Carnival season in southern Germany, Switzerland, Alsace and Austria. Although usually written "Fastnacht", there are many local spoken varieties: Fasnacht, Fassenacht, Fasnet etc.

Many churches and fire companies [1] in Pennsylvania feature Fastnacht sales as a fundraiser.
 

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I made a homemade king cake on Sunday, and I bought the stuff to make beignets this morning. I wasn't counting on two kiddos catching the stomach flu Sunday afternoon and still have it today. :( No celebrating for us.
 

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The kids were excited going off to school today- They get pancakes for lunch at school.
 
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