Woo Hoo! Punxsutawney Phil has given us the spirit of an early Spring! I say spirit because I think this feeling of an early spring is primarily in our spirits! This weekend we saw snow and supposedly, the Mon Valley is in for a blast again today. But, as I write this, the sun is shining and indeed…it does look like Spring may be right around the corner!
This week, we are building up to Mardi Gras next Tuesday! Are you someplace where Mardi Gras or Carnival is celebrated? If so, catch some beads for me! I LOVE parades, especially ones where they throw things. Although, I hear that for St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans, they throw cabbages! So you really need to be paying attention! Cabbages hurt!
We will have our FAMOUS Paczki Donuts Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week. We make these plain or filled with raspberry, apple, apricot, prune, strawberry or cream. Paczki are made with a richer dough than regular donuts and these truly do melt in your mouth. For the history of Paczki go to: http://cleveland.about.com/od/northeastohiofoods/p/paczki.htm
Friday and Saturday we will have our delicious King Cakes in the stores. These are coffee cakes is filled with walnuts, apricots or a traditional cheese filling and are colored with purple, yellow and green sugars representing the colors of Mardi Gras. History of King Cakes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_cake We will have King Cakes, Friday and Saturday and again on Monday and Tuesday. Be the first to buy the office a King Cake on Friday because whoever gets the baby, must buy the next one! This means, King Cakes in the office; Friday, Monday and Tuesday! Start a tradition!