Fat Tuesday aka Mardi Gras aka Pancake Day

I’m posting at Fatal Foodies today, where I say Fat Tuesday, Schmat Tuesday. Meanwhile, over here, I’m using the term Pancake Day, because it’s a tradition to use up all the sugar and fat in making rich foods–like big fat pancakes.

Picture from L. A. Times web site

The L.A. Times has a series of Mardi Gras recipes. Crawfish and gumbo (okra–yecchh) which didn’t appeal to me, but this one grabbed me hard: Crepes WITH NUTELLA! It also has bananas (which I have not got) and cognac sauce (if I had it, I’d drink it, you get me?), but, toppings aside…. Crepes! With! Nutella!

If you don’t know what Nutella is, I pity you. Go thou forth and have some–so long as you aren’t allergic. Nutella is heaven’s own blend of chocolate and hazelnuts. I would eat my keyboard, if it had Nutella on it. Good stuff.

WRITING PROMPT: Does your main character observe the church seasons, whatever church may be ascendant in his or her society? Why or why not?




I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Fat Tuesday aka Mardi Gras aka Pancake Day

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      Marian Allen

      March 9, 2011 at 7:42am

      YES! I used to keep it in the pantry, and only had a bit now and then. But I made the mistake of leaving it out on the table one day and Charlie took a taste. Now it lives on the table and has to be replaced regularly. lol!

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  1. Sarah Glenn

    March 8, 2011 at 9:34pm

    As you know from my FB page, I worship at the Church of IHOP. They have Nutella crepes on the menu, although I have never tried them.

    I like to sandwich Nutella and peanut butter between graham crackers. Rich and satisfying.

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      Marian Allen

      March 9, 2011 at 7:48am

      Um, yum! We have a church and a beauty parlor on every corner here, but no Church of IHOP. We have a Chapel of Waffle House–is that close? Mmm…just thinking: Smores with Nutella instead of chocky bars….

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