Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pancake Tuesday

Okay, who knew about Pancake Tuesday and never told me?

Seriously, how did I make it into my mid-30s without ANYONE telling me there was a day called "Pancake Tuesday"? Come on, you guys! You can't hold out on me with stuff like this!

Fortunately, an Irish co-worker explained the whole thing to me today. She told me how the Anglophone Catholics used to clear out all their eggs and milk before Lent began. And then it clicked. And I realized she was talking about Fat Tuesday. That I'd heard of. But why the focus on fat? You can't pour syrup on fat. There's no IHOF. We're missing a trick here.

I'm not Catholic, so I don't celebrate Lent. But that's no reason for never letting me know about Pancake Tuesday. What else aren't you guys telling me?

* Decorative fruit optional.

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