Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Carnival (Trinidad) and Shrove Tuesday?

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photos of the lovely costumed ladies courtesy -Ah Trini Travelogue
Photos of the pancakes courtesy Pinterest

Definition: Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent in the Roman Catholic Church. "Shrove" is the past tense of the word "shrive," which means to hear a confession, assign penance, and absolve from sin. Shrove Tuesday is a reminder that we are entering a season of penance.
Shrove Tuesday is also known as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras (which is simply French for Fat Tuesday). Definiton courtesy About.com

rainbow pancakesBeet quinoa pancakeChocolate and Banana Pancake filling. Delicious! #recipe
 My friends are in Trinidad playing MAS/Carnival-  there it is hot with cool costal brezees wafting through the island. It is cold  here in fact freezing with the additional compliment of snow. I wish I was there with my friends frolicking half naked in an amazing costume drinking coconut water.
This morning I perked up when doing the school run one parent said oh it's Shrove Tuesday aka Pancake Day today. I love pancakes...always have but never really understood why in the UK [In Trinindad where I was raised it is all about Carnival) they have a special day for it...until this morning. Never in a million years would I have associated Shove Tuesday with Carnival Tuesday. So I simply had to share this revelation.

You can feast your eyes on these lovey creative costumes and the yummy looking pancakes...creativity holds no boundaries.Which would you prefer tobe in one these costumes playing Mas or enjoying some yummy pancakes?.................
 Ok.....I am not there to celebrate Carnival and play MAS but I will make some yummy pancakes for my girls and their friends when they return from school this evening. [much rather be playing though!]
I wish you all a pleasant day................. I am off to buy  fresh eggs and fruit.
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