Good morning! Happy Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, and Pancake Day.
|Fluffy Pancakes made by me. Recipe Here|
Traditionally the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday is the last hurrah for people before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. They eat rich and fatty foods before the Lenten Season, during which time many follow the rituals of fasting and abstinence for 40 days.
|Cinnamon Roll Pancakes Made by Me. Recipe HERE|
For many people in England, Canada and Australia, Pancake Day was a way to use up decadent pantry items which were not permitted during Lent. Eggs, butter, and milk used to be forbidden during the abstinence of Lent but I believe that changed in 1983(don't quote me on that).
In Milwaukee, where I grew up they celebrate by eating packzi. These sweet and rich donuts which are filled with prunes, jams or custard and sprinkled with powdered sugar are a Polish specialty.
Do you celebrate Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday or Pancake Day? Or perhaps some other tradition? I would love to learn about your family traditions or special recipes. If you have a link to something you posted please leave it in the comment section and I will add it to this post if you like.
Enjoy your day!