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8 years 8 months ago #31685 by Morgana
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I could be waaay off here, but this is what I've heard about Shrove Tuesday...

It's the day before Lent begins, which is a period of fasting leading up to Easter (not total, no-food-at-all fasting, but more like a time of cutting-back). People used to make pancakes that day, because they could use up any eggs, milk, butter, etc. that they had around. They wouldn't eat these things during Lent (which lasts 40 days, I think), so this was a good way to use them up in advance, rather than letting them go bad and get thrown out. As far as I know it's mainly a Catholic tradition, and since I don't know any Catholics, I'm not sure how strict people are with observing it anymore.

It's also Mardi Gras (English translation - Fat Tuesday) in New Orleans.

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8 years 8 months ago #31696 by Envy
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:P It sounds about right. I heard it was mainly Christian, but I don't know. Loads of people give up something for Lent anyway, regardless of religion.

It's like a second chance at a New Year's Resolution. :woohoo:

We found these really neat 'pancake bites' for sale in the supermarket. :P Hehe. They're like tiny pancakes about 1 inch in diameter. Brilliant.

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8 years 8 months ago #31847 by Prissy
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just made dulce de leche it was awesome

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8 years 8 months ago #31858 by Envy
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:P My flute exam accompanist gave me a chocoate easter bunny, so I've been sneakily nibbling at the ears..

Oh. And it had 'chocolate beans' inside (basically mini-smarties without the brand), so I just had to pour those out and eat them before my family got to them.

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8 years 8 months ago #31989 by Luvietje
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:kiss: chocolate bunnies

also:

almost easter! ^_^

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8 years 8 months ago #31991 by Envy
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Chocolate 'Smarties' brand mini-eggs. :blink: They're not as nice as the Cadbury's mini-eggs, but still good.

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