Mardi Gras food and drink
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So who's making what to celebrate Mardi Gras? I'll probably be making martinis that night, but I'm not sure what food to serve. Our family's still young, so we haven't put together a lot of family traditions yet. Anyone have special customs or meals you make?
I was getting tired of all these nasty name calling threads, so we need to liven up the place a bit;   [Image: margarita.gif] for everybody!

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#2
I make Shrove Tuesday pancakes because I am of English descent. And because they're tasty.

One year I made beef burgundy for dinner and the pancakes for dessert -- that was really good. Maybe I'll do something like that again.
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#3
At our parish it's called Donut Tuesday. We go to the neighborhood bakery and pick up some pacskis (sp?) and a big coffee cake. At home I'll have my last Coca Cola before the big fast.
 
- Lisa
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#4
I've always wondered why people celebrate Mardi Gras with pancakes and donuts.  Whoopty damn doo.  PEOPLE, EAT MEAT.  It's your last chance for a while.

Pancakes.  Pffft.  I'm saving that for Thursday.
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#5
We do "Donut Tuesday" because we're a poor parish LOL
 
"Pancake Tuesday" was always popular in England, like Rebecca says.
 
Remember that in olden days, people didn't eat meat every day. It was a rare occasion, reserved for Sundays, Christmas, Easter, and especially for feasts before a big fast. So people went "hog wild" (pardon the pun) on Fat Tuesday or Carnival.
 
These days, when people eat meat every day (sometimes three times a day with every meal), I have to ask... what is the big deal about eating meat on Mardi Gras?
 
Let them do something really crazy.
 
Let them eat cake. [Image: laff.gif]
 
- Lisa
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#6
Unless I am confused about the traditional Lenten rules. I was under the impression that trads abstain from meat every Friday anyway -- whether it is Lent or not. So what is the big deal with Lent? Unless! You all abstain from meat the entire 40 days of Lent. Is this true?  I never remember doing this.
 
- Lisa
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#7
Anastasia Wrote:So who's making what to celebrate Mardi Gras? I'll probably be making martinis that night, but I'm not sure what food to serve. Our family's still young, so we haven't put together a lot of family traditions yet. Anyone have special customs or meals you make?
I was getting tired of all these nasty name calling threads, so we need to liven up the place a bit;   [Image: margarita.gif] for everybody!
crepes with creamed seafood and a paaarty and good music. The winner gets the dime in their crepe, and is king/queen of the evening. Everyone else is subject to them.
Oh my Jesus, I surrender myself to you. Take care of everything.--Fr Dolindo Ruotolo

Persevere..Eucharist, Holy Rosary, Brown Scapular, Confession. You will win.
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#8
Well, Lent is fast and partial abstinence every day (except for of course Friday, which is total abstinence). We can eat meat at only one meal a day, and this meat-meal is to be the only full meal; the other two must be more like snacks, the two together not adding up to the full meal.

WhollyRoaminCatholic: the donuts-and-pancakes theme is a throwback to the days when you couldn't have milk or eggs during Lent, so all of these would be used up in such dishes as donuts, pancakes and cakes.
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#9
I didn't know that!
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#10
I found it out from a friend who is throwing a pancake party (which, alas, I have to miss - darn night classes!) on Mardi Gras.
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