Fat Tuesday is here, and that means Paczki's!

706px-Paczki.jpgLent starts tomorrow, and lots of people today are running out and getting their share of Paczki's, to get one last dessert treat before fasting begins.

We bought some from Meijer's the other day, and I have to say they were delicious! I probably won't get anymore this year, but you just never know, it's still early!

Here's how Potter's Fine Pastries in Traverse City gets ready for Fat Tuesday...

Employees will work a nearly 36-hour shift to ready for the rush.

"It just started with us maybe 10 or 12 years ago, and now it is to the point where it is the single busiest day of the year,” said Kathy Potter.

There, a paczki weighs a whopping five to six ounces, and sells for 98 cents each. The shop will make more than 12,000 in flavors including apple, black raspberry, cherry, white cream, lemon and strawberry.

Now that is awesome!

Read Paczki Power in the Record Eagle

Photo by Jayleigh's Grand Adventures