Happy Fasnacht Day

You know you’re in PA Dutch country when folks are celebrating Fasnacht Day.   A Fasnacht is a pastry that’s served just before the start of Lent.  Back in the day, baking Fasnachts were a way to use up items, like sugar and lard, that would be given up in observance of Lent. Really, it’s a celebration of donuts.  Hubby grew up with this tradition as a child.  I wrote about it last year.  As a relatively new resident to central PA, this is a celebration I’m looking forward to embracing. The only thing better would be a holiday dedicated to bacon.

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