I missed paczki day.
I know. I know. WTF is a paczki? Pronounced "poonch-key", they are delightful little Polish pastries filled with an array of wonderful things. Like a jelly doughnut, but better. Much, much better. They are also a bit of a Chicago tradition - Fat Tuesday is typically paczki day in these parts, and people put orders in at bakeries weeks in advance. Usually, I am right there, ordering with them. 'Cept this year. You know. Because of the g-l-u-t-e-n.
So when I was looking for an alternative that would feel like a little bit of a splurge (that I wouldn't have to make myself), I found some Udi's blueberry muffins at Whole Foods. I was skeptical, but they looked like muffins, so I grabbed them.
After a few seconds in the microwave, all warm and blueberry-y, they were an EXCELLENT stand-in for my beloved paczki. Not the same, but delicious. Guess this means I am going to have to try some of their other offerings...