Pancake Tuesday is favorite at our house. Tis a big treat to have Pancakes for Dinner! Our visiting students always enjoy pancakes any time of day. My husband makes excellent Blueberry pancakes. One student like them so much she tried to take home pancake mix but it was confiscated , because it was a “white powder”
Last Summer our Czech student Marie made pancakes for us. They were a lot like crepes but you put cinnamon and sugar on them. YUM!!! Come back Marie we need more Today!
Why Pancake or Fat Tuesday? Well traditionally it is so you use up all the Fat before Lent to use up all the fat. I also heard that before refrigeration, say way back in the Middle Ages, by this time of the year all the meat, fat and grease that was rendered in fall had gotten rancid and need to be used up and gotten rid of before everyone became sick, thus the real reason for not eating meat and fat in late winter and early spring, or now what we call Lent!
What do you think ?
Here are some more reasons why folks eat Pancakes on Mardi Gras from Anne Bonney Gun Smoke and Knitting. She also includes interesting Mardi Gras related Tattoos!!
PS I already had Blueberry Waffles. How Will you celebrate today?