Fat Tuesday…

…also known as Shrove Tuesday.

“While many enjoy Mardi Gras, French for Fat Tuesday, as a time of indulgence and possible gluttony, others spend the day in prayer, preparing their hearts and minds for the upcoming period of Lent.” You can read the rest of this interesting article here.

In the UK, Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Day (or Pancake Tuesday to some people) because it is the one day of the year when almost everyone eats a pancake. In keeping with the tradition of my favorite country to visit I’ll be making pancakes for dinner tonight.

The name Shrove comes from the old word “shrive” which means to confess. On Shrove Tuesday, in the Middle Ages, people used to confess their sins so that they were forgiven before the season of Lent began.

On Monday Dear, Katie and I enjoyed a meal together at the BeachHouse Bar and Grill in Kirkland.

Later in the day Josh and Laura came over for dinner and we enjoyed getting caught up with Katie on her new life and her and Andrew’s road trip across the U.S.A.

In keeping with the theme of food, I posted an old favorite from peasant Russian kitchens for you today at our Mennonite Girls Can Cook Site. Click over for the recipe.

Do you observe Lent? Are you going to be eating pancakes today? I enjoy the thought of preparing my heart and mind for the season leading up to Easter. This year with the wedding filling up a lot of this time I’m going to have to try to catch those moments of preparation where ever I can.

Have a wonderful Tuesday whatever you do or enjoy today!

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

7 thoughts on “Fat Tuesday…

  1. I’m not eating pancakes this year – I’m getting ready for a cruise and pancakes (and other goodies!) aren’t on the agenda until the cruise! 🙂

    You must be in the busy busy pre-wedding stage Ellen – I remember it clearly and I only had the son 🙂 I think the bride’s mother is busier than the groom’s. I guess I’ll find out when it’s Sarah’s turn!


  2. We’ll be eating pancakes this evening – just the two of us, as our daughter is working late. We have done this for as long as I can remember, back through my childhood too. We observe Lent – can’t imagine the joy of Easter without the Lenten journey.

  3. Haven’t ever done the Fat Tuesday, but I am currently doing Fat Year. I haven’t ever been brave enough to do a serious observation of Lent. Maybe I should give up blogging for Lent? or maybe Pinterest?!!! LOL. I do love the whole idea behind Lent. And is tomorrow Ash Wednesday? We put on our best sackcloth and throw ash all over ourselves? That reminds me, I need to get my ash going.

  4. Thank you for the reminder of the beginning of Lent – this often comes and goes unnoticed in Mennonite circles. My sister gave me a book of readings for Lent last year. I think I’ll use it for my devotions during this time.

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