Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wednesday Fun #72 - Fat Tuesday Foods

Ash Wednesday Greetings to you all! You've probably noticed that I like to tie these WFs in with something current when possible, asking you to name your favorite green food for St. Patrick's Day, reflecting on the previous year and talking about resolutions as the year changes, tomatoes in late July, etc.

So for Ash Wednesday, um, I could poll you about your favorite fatty/fried foods that you might have had on Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday. Or I could ask if you're giving up any foods/beverages for Lent. Or, um, I could ask you to tell a funny story about burning up food on the grill or in the oven until it was ashes?

In Ireland, as in many other places, pancakes are the Fat Tuesday/Shrove Tuesday food. Sometimes it's even called Pancake Tuesday. So in honor of that, and since I had my first paczki yesterday, let's go with the Fat Tuesday route, huh? Are there any foods that you make a point to eat, of religious or cultural or traditional significance (or just habit!), on Fat Tuesday?


Syl said...

We gave up Lent so we don't really celebrate Fat Tuesday. In fact, I kept thinking people in the skyway had hideous warts on their foreheads today until I finally figured out it was ashes.

So no, we don't really eat anything specific. I did eat at Fat Tuesday's once at MOA, but wasn't incredibly impressed. It's a burger, people.

Big Daddy, Esq. said...

Babies. But then I give them up for Lent.

Happy Veggie said...

We always did the Shrove Tuesday thing, being Anglicans and all.

I never really did the give things up thing, but speaking of pancakes, anyone want a good Dutch Baby one? The puffy oven pancake recipe?

Ms. Huis Herself said...

BDEsq. - that made me snort.

HV - Yes, please! Esp since it's sure looking like March's theme will be breakfasts! Yay!

DiploWhat said...

I too have some puffy pancake rec I was looking to post. Great served with fresh strawberries. YUM!
But, nothing special for Fat Tuesday. I never even know when it is except to see some news about it.