This Tuesday is one of the few days of the year when I can guess what all my friends are having for dinner. Whether you observe it as Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, or International Pancake Day, I know that many of you will be observing the day with pancakes for dinner. Here are nine recipes to help you plan your pancake feast.
I'm guessing this weekend many people will be focused on Mardi Gras, a time of celebration leading up to Ash Wednesday or the first day of Lent, which falls on March 9 this year. Some Christians give up meat or other favorite foods for the six weeks of Lent, so the Mardi Gras celebration represents the last chance to indulge in rich foods. Mardi Gras celebrations in the U.S. are commonly associated with New Orleans, and although many traditional New Orleans foods are associated with this holiday, no two foods symbolize Mardi Gras more than making King Cake and eating pancakes on Fat Tuesday.