What a week! Not only do we have Valentine’s Day on Sunday and a 3 day weekend to honor President’s Day, but the grand-daddy of all party days falls on Tuesday!! Mardi Gras, just saying the words makes me perk up. Not that I’ve ever really done anything outrageous to celebrate Mardi Gras, but I love knowing that the possibility is out there.
Little factoids intrigue me, so I looked into the history of the day a bit further. I knew that Lent begins on Wednesday and that fasting is traditional for the next 40 days, hence all the last minute feasting. But I never understood why eating pancakes was such a big deal. Well, you probably knew why, but I didn’t. It’s because everyone used up the last of their eggs, butter and milk before beginning the fast!
I’m here to tell you that giving up eggs, butter and milk simply doesn’t happen at the Farmers Market! We use copious quantities of all three every single day, and no apologies are offered!