I was not sure what Shrove Tuesday was except it had to do with the catholic church and pancakes.  Did a bit of research and found out it is the day preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of the christian season of fasting and prayer, also known as Lent.


I don’t think I have ever celebrated Shrove Tuesday.  In fact, I am pretty sure I never have.  I did a little research to find out why this was never something that was celebrated in our homes, after all, we are both catholic.  I found out the reason, it is primarily celebrated in the UK, Ireland, Canada and Australia.

Once I started seeing beautiful plates of pancakes and crepes popping up last night I decided that our dinner tonight would be just that and that we would kick off this lent season.

I decided to go with crepes as they are a bit lighter.  I was going to use Barbara’s recipe over at Winos and Foodies, but it was suppose to sit for 2 hours and I did not have that much time.  So I used the the Mark Bittman recipe from my new cookbook and loved it as it was incredibly easy and tasty.  Barbara sprinkled sugar on her crepes and that reminded me of how my grandmother use to let us eat ours, so I lightly sprinkled some vanilla sugar over the top and then zest from a blood orange.  Lenny looked at me like I have three heads when I brought dinner out but guess what he never said more then 10 words and kept eating!  I knew they would be a great new change and maybe we will kick off lent properly now!

By the way be sure to check out our latest podcast.  We meant to get it out there at the beginning of the week but got a bit busy.  It is funny and light-hearted and gives you a peak into what is cooking over here this week!