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So ladies Shrove Tuesday - are you doing pancakes tonight at supper ?

What are you doing with them ?




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      UK Girl wrote Feb 16, 2010
    • We are having them this evening - we are just adding lemon and sugar on them ....




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      Linni wrote Feb 16, 2010
    • UGH!!! its fat tuesday already? WHAT THE HECK! lol

      gotta get the packzi’s! lol wow.. where did the time go?




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      Tamra wrote Feb 16, 2010
    • My church is serving them (Episcopal) but I can’t be there.  Guess I’ll whip some up at home after my son’s basketball game tonight.  Just butter, syrup, whipped cream and powdered sugar, and maybe some pecans on mine with fresh fruit on the side.  There now, dinner’s all planned.  happy




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      UK Girl wrote Feb 16, 2010
    • I Googled Paczki’s OMG they look very naughty and very heavenly - I should imagine it takes half a year to work them off ...... enjoy Linni




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      Vikki Hall wrote Feb 16, 2010
    • I just posted a blog about Paczki’s..... lol

      Since I don’t practice the Catholic religion anymore I won’t be giving anything up. But I will be paying it forward.....




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      Tuliplady wrote Feb 16, 2010
    • Why pancakes?  I’ve never heard of this tradition before.  What’s the history behind it?




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      Vikki Hall wrote Feb 16, 2010
    • I can do pancakes!




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      Marya1961 wrote Feb 16, 2010
    • I completely forgot and Tuesday is usually our breakfast meal night...already promised something to the guys..shame on me!tongue out




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      Tamra wrote Feb 16, 2010
    • For Ms. Tulip...

      From Wiki,

      “Mardi Gras”
      “...In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the week before Ash Wednesday is called “shrovetide“, ending on Shrove Tuesday. It has its popular celebratory aspects as well. Pancakes are a traditional food. Pancakes and related fried breads or pastries made with sugar, fat and eggs are also traditionally consumed at this time in many parts of Latin America and the Caribbean.”

      Basically, today is the end of the celebration following Epiphany because tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, begins the Lenten season.  Tonight is the last chance to eat rich, high fat, sugary foods because Lenten traditions involve a period of deprivation as a focus on Christ’s sacrifice.

      Not sure why pancakes in particular, though, unless it’s simply based on the custom of using flatbread in many other rituals and traditions.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Feb 16, 2010
    • I can see putting sugar on but not the lemonohhhh




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      UK Girl wrote Feb 16, 2010
    • Terma - your bad ..... I’m trying to be a good person and you tempt me with that mountain .....




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      UK Girl wrote Feb 16, 2010
    • tamra the idea for Shrove Tuesday was that we used up all the excess food in the house before Lent and a period of abstinence started .........




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      Vikki Hall wrote Feb 16, 2010
    • Right Vicki! Same idea behind paczki




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      Tamra wrote Feb 16, 2010
    • Vicki, that makes sense.  Since using up excess foods, are Shrove Tuesday pancakes made with a lot of various ingredients in England, or are they simply a type of bread as here in the US?




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Feb 16, 2010
    • Oh, this sounds good!! I’ve never heard of pancakes for the night before lent but I may have to make some. I was planning pesto for dinner but maybe I’ll hold off on that.

      I like mine with real maple syrup and filled with blueberries.




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      Trudy S wrote Feb 16, 2010
    • Pancakes and doughnuts are associated with the day preceding Lent because they were a way to use up rich foodstuffs such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent. The liturgical fasting emphasized eating plainer food and refraining from food that would give pleasure: In many cultures, this means no meat, dairy, or eggs.

      When I was growing up, we always had breakfast for dinner on Shrove Tuesday ...complete with sausage, bacon and a couple of kinds of eggs!




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      Tuliplady wrote Feb 16, 2010
    • Interesting.  Thank you so much for the explanation.  I simply had never heard of this before. I guess it’s one of those things like eating fish during lent that the original reason has gotten a bit obscured with time?

       I’m always up for pancakes. estatic  I might make them tonight just because you’ve all got my mouth watering now.




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