Here in Michigan, the traditional Mardi Gras treat is not the king cake but the paczki, which is a Polish doughnut. I really don't know why this is. Try this recipe for an authentic paczki.
While celebrating this day of excess, stock up on all your makeup needs at my Mary Kay page. Till the end of February, I am offering a free lipstick with every purchase. It's a great way to get your lips ready for Valentine's Day.