I can't wait for tomorrow morning when this granola and green tea loving Mom will surprise her children with a great excuse to eat donuts for breakfast! I grew up in a Dutchy area of Eastern Pennsylvania where Fausnaught Day (donut day) was celebrated with great gusto. The original purpose was to use up the baking ingredients in one's pantry before Lent, as these items were not to be consumed and would not stay fresh til the end of Lent.
Lent is a season of soul-searching and repentance. It is a season for reflection and taking stock. So even though I went to the store to purchase our donut treat instead of cleaning our my pantry I hope the sugary breakfast will lead us into a great discussion of how we can retreat into the wilderness with Jesus this season.