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?
Fannie Farmer's Oatmeal Bread
6 days ago