Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Happy Fat Tuesday!

Mardi Gras (French for "Fat Tuesday") is the day before Ash Wednesday, and is also called "Shrove Tuesday" or "Pancake Day". It is the final day of Carnival. It is a celebration that is held just before the beginning of the Christian liturgical season of Lent.

Enjoy your paczki [Paczki are similiar to a bismark, but made with a richer, heavier dough. They take much longer to fry and are fried to a deep golden brown. A Lenten treat made on Fat Thursday and Fat Tuesday.]!! If you aren't able to get one, stop by IHOP (I saw on the news that they are giving out FREE pancakes - but they are asking for donations to go towards good causes)!

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