Happy Carnival, Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Fasching, Shrove Tuesday...

Yes folks it's the time of year for christians to go buck wild before lent. Las year at this time I went to a party at a bar in rome and it was all kinds of craziness. This year I find myself in dallas and am probably not going to do anything. I thought in this holiday post I'd hit on the lesser known side of fat tuesday, shrove tuesday or national pancake day. I like to focus on the pancakes, (the pennsylvania dutch have special doughnuts called fastnachts) because they're so wholesome and different from the way one normally sees mardis gras. That's right folks no drunk topless co-eds, or sleazy europeans, just good old fashioned pancakes with syrup. I hope all of you had a chance to make it out to IHOP before 2 for your free short stack to celebrate

1 comment:

Pshairyns Pscandinavian Pshow said...

it is also pancake day in england, where pancakes are really crêpes and eaten with sugar and lemon juice. they even have pancake parties.

it is also paczki day though i have yet to find paczkis sold in la.