Today was Shrove Tuesday, also known as Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras or Pancake Day. It is also the last day of Ordinary time, with Lent beginning tomorrow on Ash Wednesday.
You know, I realized on Sunday, when Father reminded us all of the requirements for Fasting on Ash Wednesday, that this will be the first Lenten season since 1999 that I have been required to Fast!! It has been awhile!
Well, I have still not been able to get over this cold, and today it has gotten worse, so to celebrate Shrove Tuesday, and enjoy the end of the "Carnival" season, I canceled (most) school for the day and let my children play, watch movies, finish up their St. Valentine's Day candy, and just have fun!
Inspired by Melissa, my children made butterfly and eagle masks.
I thought they turned out so cute!
I had hoped to use the traditional recipe Melissa used, but instead we baked a quick and easy version of the Mardi Gras King Cake using a package of Cinnamon Rolls. It was very easy, and Twinkle Toes was able to make it mostly by herself!
For dinner we had my Grandmother's Crepes (which call for LOTS of eggs and milk, making them perfect for Shrove Tuesday since traditionally all fats, eggs, and butter had to be given up for Lent, and pancakes, or waffles, call for all these ingredients), with bacon, orange juice, and another King Cake on the side! Yum!!!
Well, I am going to sign off so I can finally put the finishing touches on our Lenten Calendar. How's that for waiting till the last minute?! ;)
I hope you all have a very blessed Ash Wednesday! God Bless!