Tuesday with Greasy Pancakes

Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent begins when people historically have eaten pancakes to use up their perishable food like eggs and milk before the Lenten fast. It comes from the word shrive, which means to "confess" - as in confessing one's sins.

Another name for the day is Mardi Gras which is French for Fat Tuesday. This refers to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. However (or if) you celebrate it, I hope it is a good one where you are!


  1. We had a Mardi Gras blowout on Saturday, and last night went to IHOP for pancakes.

    1. Gotta love IHOP pancake night. Bet it was packed!

    2. We had to wait 30 minutes for a booth for two, and a lot of people left because they had a long wait.


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