Ok friends. This is serious. I have never had a craving like I am having a craving now. This is worse than the cheese puff with vinegar craving! I NEED, there is no "want," I NEED ham and cheese kolaches from Praseks, now. This is a dilemma because Praseks is located like 9 hours away and over 600 miles south west of my current location.
I tried Googling 'kolaches in Jackson, MS' and the closest is in Pascagola, MS. I'm not risking it, I need Praseks if I'm going to make that hike. You have to understand. I've traveled to the Czech Republic before, I've been to both Prague and Budapest and they don't compare to my friends kolaches. If I could take a vacation day tomorrow, I would leave now and drive to Texas eat about 3489762 of them and then have dinner with my family and drive back. It's that worth it.
For those of my non El Campo Texas friends who are asking, what is a kolache and how do you say it? Ko-lah-chi is a Czech pastry that is a bread filled with a cheese, fruit or meat. Don't you dare think of a run of the mill pig in the blanket thats all thin and wrapped in a crossant or something silly and a kolache in the same sentence. It doesn't do it justice. Let me see if I can explain the Praseks ham and cheese kolaches, they have been such a big part of my life I think I can describe it. Ok, close your eyes. Imagine a warm soft cloud with a twinge of sweetness then biting into it and your tastebuds dancing to the complimentary semi salty smoked ham and creamy lava hot cheese. Can you taste it? Isn't it divine? You aren't even pregnant and you want one don't you?
If you go to Praseks or order online, don't pass up the peppered turkey jerky, it's like nothing you've ever tasted either....while your at it grab me a homemade cream cheese strudel. Holy cow, there is no place like home, there is no place like home. My ruby red slippers aren't working.
Oh man, I'm getting in the car. I'll see you in 12 hours.