Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fat Tuesday Pancakes?

Today is Fat Tuesday (day before Ash Wednesday, start of Lent). Apparently you eat pancakes as a tradition on Fat Tuesday.

I'm a cradle Catholic and I've never heard of this.

Is it a regional thing? How have I missed this until now?

Growing up, we had a traditional feast of pizza, chocolate, chips and soda (the usual things we'd give up for the next 40 days and nights).

Oh well, who cares...it's a great excuse to make something super easy for dinner, and who doesn't love pancakes?

Here's a great link to a link filled with fabulous pancake recipes in case you're inspired to take the easy way out tonight, too.

I think I'll make chocolate chip and apple cinnamon ones...no fancy recipe, I'm sure you can figure it out with a box of Hungry Jack if you use your imagination.

Since it's the day before Lent starts, I guess I should figure out what I'm giving up/doing extra for the next 40 days. Thanks for the reminder, Logtar!


Hyperblogal said...

Fat Tuesday is also Shrove Tuesday and that's the name by which the pancake race is known... At my daughter's grade school the Knights of Columbus always had a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast before the start of school. So it's been around for a while. I'm giving up dating starlets for Lent.... at least it's a promise I can keep.

Beautiful Mess said...

Pancakes?! I had no idea. I wish I had read this before I made dinner. Pancakes would have been a lot easier then the mess I made with the fajitas. I usually give up chocolate, soda, and/or fast food. I haven't figured what it's going to be this year.

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Mmmmm...pancakes! Now I'm craving them!

Traceytreasure said...

I think you should still have a hot dog on opening day.
I hear that God is a forgiving God and he made baseball and hot dogs because they go so well together, right? Have some pancakes for me too!
Thanks for your comment...Ahhhh family! ;)


Daphne said...

I've never heard of Fat Tuesday pancakes either. Sounds like a great idea to me.

I think I'm going to give up five of the extra pounds I gained this winter for Lent. That means no more good food - nasty rice cakes here I come.

Logtar said...

I still have not had beef today, but I have not figured out what I am giving up yet!

Cris said...

Your life isn't complete without fat tuesday.