Shrove Tuesday

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.  Which makes today Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Fat Tuesday.  

This is a day that is traditionally, among other things, devoted to baking and eating things that are made from ingredients like butter, eggs, cream, sugar, and did I mention butter?  Most of the time we avoid desserts during Lent so that is why the tradition of rich-foods-on-Fat-Tuesday came about.  Using up the reserves before fasting begins.


This is where the beloved little delicious Polish doughnut, the Paczki, comes in.  In our area, Paczkis start being sold commercially in the month or so leading up to Ash Wednesday.  We don't usually buy those. 

For years, we have made our own here at home.  

Fresh Paczki
Even the Clones help out...
This year I haven't made any.  Yet.


I really didn't think we would but while I sit here trying to get into the Fat Tuesday mood by consuming a no-bake cookie, the kids just came to ask if we are doing anything delicious to celebrate.


OK, maybe I will go and do it.  A small batch, so that we will be sure that they will be eaten before tomorrow.

4 comments:

Sam I Am...... said...

That is so funny with the "clones" helping out! I posted a long post and then realized it was from your museum trip I think. I've never heard of Fat Tuesday but it sounds like a great idea to me! Where's the recipe for those delicious looking Paczki's....never heard of them either but they sure look yummy!

labbie1 said...

Okay! Those clones are just too funny! :)

My family all count the weeks until Ash Wednesday because the fish frys begin the Friday after through Easter around here! So, here we go...

Custom Comforts said...

Those look really yummy. I don't have any traditions associated with Lent since I've never celebrated it, but I think I like this eating thing.
Cindy

andrea said...

Hi Cathy, just signed on as a follower. I just read your Pazcki post. We actually bought a box of them and ate them in the car on the way to school that day. Comiung from a Polish family, we eat these all the time anyway, though! So delish! Do you have chickens on your farm? andrea@townandprairie

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