Lest anyone think Í'm ignoring my Polish heritage in favor of my current abode, I decided to spend the day making paczki, since Paczki Day (also known as Mardi Gras to you non-Poles) is coming up this week. You really can't go wrong with doughballs fried in hot oil and then smothered in sugar and stuffed with fruit jam. A cardiologist might disagree, but I'm pretty sure one from the Motherland would have to think about it for a few minutes first. I did have to make do without my favorite filling--cherry jam--in favor of the local specialties: passionfruit and guava. But you know what? Sometimes you just have to take one for the team, and I was not about to go paczki-less on Tuesday. Even *I* have limits, people.