Happy Fat Tuesday

I love the idea of Mardi Gras. Go out and party your heart out because people tomorrow the party is OVER. OK so not really but you know what I mean.

Yesterday a lady brought in Fastnauchts which are a German tradition before lent. Fastnachts (or Fasnachts / Faschnachts) are a fatty doughnut treat served traditionally on Fastnacht Day, the day before Lent starts. Traditionally, Fasnachts were made as a way to empty the pantry of lard, sugar, fat and butter, which were forbidden during Lent. The German word Fasnacht literally translates as "chamfering night". Authentic fasnachts are typically cut into squares or rectangles, producing a chamfered edge, as opposed to doughnuts which are round with holes in the center. (Definition adapted from the Wikipedia)

They were delish (seriously have you ever had a home made doughnut before? YUM).

Growing up there wasn't a lot that we would do as preparation for Lent. In fact other than going to church, abstaining from meat on Fridays, and giving something up we didn't do much for Lent either.

This year I have been working on some things that I would like us (as in Bret, kids, and I) to try and commit to during Lent. I think that committing to something during Lent is just as important as giving something up. So cheers! Go drink and be merry because tomorrow is the start of Lent.

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