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!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Posted by MoxieMamaKC at 11:17 AM