Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fastnacht Donuts

Living in Pennsylvania Dutch influenced Central Pennsylvania today was as good excuse as any for a lunch outing for Fastnacht Donuts.

Picking Patti up at her care facility we headed over to CafĂ© Nell’s at nearby Shurfine Supermarket.  A pair of cinnamon sugar Fastnacht donuts and a cup of real decaf coffee made for one happy Patti.
Fastnacht translates from German as “eve of the fast”. In days of yore, the Fastnacht was made with all the sweets and forbidden items in the household to eliminate temptation during Lent. A local radio station called them 'a donut on steriods'. J

Don’t get me wrong it’s not that her care facility does not serve nutritious lunch but every once in a while there is nothing wrong with embracing the Multiple Sclerosis modified principle of Mardi Gras “eat drink and be merry … because I just want to take a nap.

Brushing Patti’s teeth for her and transferring her from wheelchair to bed with a one person unassisted transfer … I tucked her in for a long winter afternoon’s nap.

Patrick Leer
Health Activist:
Caregivingly Yours, MS Caregiver @ http://caregivinglyyours.blogspot.com/


  1. Everyone needs an outing out like that for what sounds like a delicious donut!! I'd be tempted to do the same.


  2. There was a hotel right across from dad's facility & I'd wheel him over(he balked at getting into a car,so more travel than that became ruled out)for very delicious lunches & or dinners. Hey, facility lunch is facility lunch.

  3. You need an excuse to go for doughnuts? Patrick, that's just so wrong…!


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