[Sca-cooks] Happy Shrove/Fat Tuesday, or whatever you call it...

Susan Lin susanrlin at gmail.com
Tue Feb 24 06:46:59 PST 2009

At fighter practice tonight the cook's guild is bringing crepe batter and a
crepe pan (it only usually comes out on Mardi Gras) and a bunch of fillings.

We plan to have available:
nutella (we'd be drummed out of the room if we forgot it!)
sweetened marscapone and homemade plum jam
gravlax and dilled sour cream (because it's in the fridge)
and who knows what else

I am not of the faith but I'm of the "you look thin, eat something" world!

Enjoy your treats whatever they are!

On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 7:00 AM, Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius <
adamantius1 at verizon.net> wrote:

> Hullo, the list!
> Okay, so the deal is that for those who pay attention to this stuff on any
> of several levels, tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of Lent. A
> common practice in many cultures who practice some form of Lenten observance
> (I'm not sure one celebrates Lent, but whatever floats your boat, I guess)
> is some form of fat consumption in recognition of the leaner weeks to come,
> hence Carnivale, Fat Tuesday, etc. It's probably all pre-Christian anyway,
> just a little metabolic kick to help see people through the last of winter,
> whatever the stated rationale may be.
> I'd love to be able to regale you all with tales of my auld mother's lovely
> Shrove Tuesday pancakes, slathered with butter and sugar, and a sprinkle of
> lemon juice, but the truth is I was more likely to be told horror tales of
> artery-clogging saturated fat, and let's just say the warm family moments
> over a nice bowl of shredded wheat or Grape Nuts with 2% milk just don't
> have quite the same emotional impact, I suspect.
> So, is anybody actually sitting down to Shrove Tuesday pancakes (which are
> basically crepes, in substance), or beignets, or some other fried food in
> honor of the unsaturated weeks to come? Or for some other reason?
> I've got some Italian sourdough bread and a couple of eggs frying in real
> olive oil as we speak... I thought the fried bread in lieu of toast would
> count.
> Later on today I'm going to see how much canned tuna, which is on sale at
> one of the local supermarkets (a 10 for 10 ExtravaCANza -- those guys crack
> me up, they're such cards), will fit in my bike baskets. I'm figuring two
> cases. It has been specifically requested as a donation by the local food
> pantry, whose existence I only cheerfully discovered this weekend. Which is
> a lot better than not discovering it, or cheerlessly discovering it, I
> suspect.
> Adamantius
> "Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls, when we
> all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's bellies."
>                        -- Rabbi Israel Salanter
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