Post # 32
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
I’ve never heard of eating pancakes on Fat Tuesday. Where does that tradition come from?
Post # 34
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
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
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
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
Trader Joe’s box of chocolates. Delicious!
Post # 39
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
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
All this pancake talk is making me hungry!!!
Post # 42
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
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
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.