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Fat Tuesday has passed, but Pancake Day is anytime

February 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Brunch at Home, Pancakes, Recipes

As a brunch enthusiast, I don’t discriminate against anything resembling breakfast for another meal. You could even say I even encourage it.

So you can imagine my delight when I found a post on Pancake Day. Yeah that’s right, pancakes for dinner (or lunch, snacks, whenever!).

After a quick Google search and a short history lesson, Dinner Tonight editor Alison Sickelka revealed that the day before the beginning of the Christian season of Lent is informally known as Pancake Day.

Historically, groups would give up fat and eggs during lent, so in preparation, they used them up the day before and a great way to do that was to eat pancakes. In some countries the day is called Shrove Tuesday, however it is more commonly known in the U.S. as Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday.”

I always thought Fat Tuesday referred to your waistline after consuming enormous amounts of alcohol, but I guess this makes more sense. Anyway check out the Pancake Day post for some great recipes that you can use all year round.

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