(Closed) Fat Tuesday – what are you doing to indulge?

posted 8 years ago in Holidays
Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I forgot about Pancake Tuesday until yesterday, and we had no pancake mix 🙁 So sad. Usually I eat pancakes and gorge myself on junk food until I feel bloated! Instead, I am eating Fritos, drinking diet coke and thinking about making myself a good strong drink.

Still have to consider what to give up for Lent. I’m thinking about swearing. I never swear at work, but I think that has given me a sailor’s mouth during non-work hours! But can I go 2 months of wedding planning without cussing…..

Post # 33
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve never heard of eating pancakes on Fat Tuesday. Where does that tradition come from? 

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@mixtapehearts:  Neither have I!

I’m nondenominational Christian but raised Catholic in a 99% Catholic town, lol. We never really had any specific foods… generally, everyone ate/drank/did whatever they were giving up for Lent. So, giving up soda? drink lots of soda. Giving up desserts? Eat lots of desserts.

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@galloway111:  Goodness, since I am givig up yang (junk food) if I indulged that much I would be pretty darn sick by now. LOL

Post # 36
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@KT808:  I just had a faschnaut =) a big fat one with no hole… lol soooo yummy! They should make these everyday all the time!

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I went to Trader Joe’s and bought a beautiful cheesecake. It kept staring at me in the store. I can’t wait to eat it tonight! 🙂 I’ve never participated in Lent, and I am not Catholic but think I will be cutting back on the amount of sugar I am eating.

Post # 38
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Blushing bee

Trader Joe’s box of chocolates.  Delicious!

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It’s called Shrove Tuesday. There’s probably some real significance behind it but we just use it as an exuse to shove pancakes in our gobs lol

Post # 40
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@galloway111:  Maybe it’s a regional thing? I grew up in an are that was VERY high Italian, Greek and Portuguese population and everyone I know who is Catholic eats pancakes. In fact, in school they used to provide us a pancake breakfast! I’m not sure where it comes from, but I believe the original intent is to gorge on what you are giving up for Lent. I’m giving up swearing, so eating pancakes won’t be much help 🙂

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

All this pancake talk is making me hungry!!!

Post # 42
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@mixtapehearts:  I don’t know exactly where it comes from, but I’m Italian and was raised Roman Catholic, and we always had pancakes on Fat Tuesday, so I’m guessing it was a European thing first. If anyone knows the true history, I would love to hear it!

I missed them this year… Fiance wasn’t home last night and I couldn’t get excited about making pancakes to eat alone, so I indulged in junk food to at least acknowledge Fat Tuesday.

Post # 43
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Bumble bee

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@mixtapehearts:  You use up everything left in your house that won’t be needed in Lent as you’re fasting. So you throw it in a pan and make a pancake. That’s the tradition.

Post # 44
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Busy bee

I didn’t get to indulge in anything yesterday. I had to fast from midnight and was not able to eat till 9 this morning because I had to go in for thyroid surgery last night.

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