Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Fat Tuesday and International Women's Day

I have to tell you I am not a lover of pancakes....they are heavy little creatures, no matter how light and fluffy they claim to be....however, I am a stickler for observing dates on calendarS....bringing us to yesterday providing me with the materials for today's blog.....

Voila!  Pancake Tuesday chez The Walton's.  Buttermilk pancakes, turkey sausage, strawberries and locally made Maple syrup!

The story behind Shrove/Pancake Tuesday is the story of Mardi Gras (translation Fat Tuesday).  Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday are celebrated as days of indulgence before Christians start Lent, a traditional time of fasting and giving things up in preparation for Easter.  Rich ingredients such as eggs, butter, sugar and flour would be used up before the start of Lent (Ash Wednesday) in order to avoid temptation to break the fast.Since I was a child, we have always had pancakes on this day - and so the tradition continues!

Yesterday was also International Women's Day, a day in which I believe is completely under rated.  Mabel's Labels, is one of my favourite, online/organization/kid necessity companies.  As if their labels are not the greatest, they produced an awesome video in celebration of International Women's Day that I just had to share.  I wish I had posted it yesterday but better late than never!
Hope you had a great International Women's Day and an even better Fat Tuesday!


1 comment:

  1. I totally have to be in the mood for pancakes. If I'm not, forget it! Happy to see an update from you!