Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, means paczkis to me. I love pazckis. If you've never had one, a paczki is a Polish treat similar to a jelly doughnut that is generally consumed before the start of Lent. Although a prune filling is the traditional choice, I prefer raspberry, liberally sprinkled with powder sugar.
Some of the best pazckis I've had in Brookfield come from the National Bakery on Greenfield and Sunnyslope, but if you can't make it out there, I've seen them at the Sendik's on Brookfield Road and at Grasch's.
They disappear tomorrow, so you better hurry. Laissez les bon temps roulez!