Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Mardi Gras!

Woo hoo! Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day! Time to celebrate Fat Tuesday. Eat up all the good stuff before tomorrow because tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten fast. If you're really lucky, you'll be in Rio de Janero for the big party.

I'll not be in Brazil but I will be in SW Scotland where we will be having some wonderful crepes. I like them with lemon, butter and sugar. I made apple crepes one year and topped them off with calvados. I don't know what we'll be going for tonight, but we'll be having some good stuff here. Perhaps we'll have potato pancakes. It's not traditional Shrove Tuesday food, but we've certainly got loads of potatoes around here.

I will post tomorrow about Lent and what that's going to mean for me this year.

7 comments:

bigbikerbob said...

Hi, Yes savoury pancakes why not indeed?.These days thats all I usually get,damned Diabetes,although I must say it forces you to bring out your creative cooking side.Please make our mouths water with whatever you decided to fill them with.

claude said...

I read something yesterday about Carnival meaning "without meat" or hold the meat, in Italian. I love crêpes too... And pancakes, and whatever else they're called.

Xtreme English said...

What I liked about Lent when I was growing up was that it started in winter and ended in spring. That's roughly speaking. I remember more than once walking to Easter Mass in the street because a huge snowstorm had buried the sidewalks. They only plowed the main streets, so that's where we hoofed it. Easter outfits were a rarity because it was never warm enough to wear them. We never had anything special to eat for Shrove Tuesday. Meat was special enough.

Jeanette said...

potatoe pancakes sound good to me add some garlic and herbs oh yummy.'

Patsy said...

What is Shrove Tuesday? From the things that you describe it sounds like you are a very good cook! Patsyann.wordpress.com

Alan G said...

Speaking of Lent....it immediately occured to me that this would not be a good time for you to give up potatoes. :)

Jay said...

Potato pancakes sounds like a perfectly good idea to me.

I used to want to go to Mardi Gras in NOLA, but now, not so much. Carnival in Rio is still on my list of things to do though.