Thursday, February 26, 2009

Yum! Pancakes!!

Did you have a wonderful pancake dinner Tuesday??? We sure did! Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday celebrates the beginning of Lent (pre-Easter Season) and refers to a day when a thrifty housewife would use up certain food items in the house to prepare for the Lent Fast (which would start the next day). Pancakes are a great way of using up those items. I just love to have the pancakes to celebrate the beginning of Easter season.

Here are some "Lent Facts":

  • It lasts 40 day’s from Ash Wednesday to Easter (Sundays aren’t counted)
  • "Lent" comes from a old Anglo-Saxon word meaning "springtime"
  • 40 day's came from the 40 days Jesus fast in the wilderness.
  • The color for Lent is PURPLE ( the color of royalty).
  • A time for repentance, scripture reading, & self-examination.
  • A time of commitment (or recommitment) to Christ.
  • Lent was originally a period of fasting & scripture study prior to a person's baptism which occurred on Easter weekend.
  • Lent is mentioned first in history by Irenaeus (180 AD)
  • Lent is not mentioned in the Bible. Christians use it as an opportunity to strengthen their faith.
  • Instead of a Fast, some people give up something they enjoy, like “chocolate”.

How about you? Are you giving up anything for Lent???


MaryAnn Ashley said...

That was a great post... learned more about Lent. I'm a believer, but have never really done anything special for Lent... not sure if I will - something to think about & help me be more reflective. Thanks for the encouragement.

Carver said...

The pancakes look delicious.

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Bonny said...

Great post! For Lent I gave up eating carbohydrates. That includes pancakes :((, chocoalte and candy generally and pasta and cookies and pastries. So far so good. Actually it's not as hard as I thought it would be. I'm doing something for the season of Lent and I'm doing good for my body at the same time. That has to be good, right?

2sweetnsaxy said...

Interesting info on Lent although, I did have to pull out my glasses to read it. :-D

Kathy said...

Thanks for letting me know! I made it a little bigger.

Anonymous said...

Well, yes. In fact every year I give up chocolate, caffeine, and alcohol. It's about as close to the wilderness as I can get. :-)Definitely gets one to reflecting. thanks

liza said...

Yummy pancakes!

ChefDruck said...

Thanks for all the Lent facts! Those pancakes made me hungry!

Pardon My French said...

Hey, neat post! I didn't know the color of Lent or the fact that it's not mentioned in the Bible. What are you giving up?

Mom and Sissy are coming in for a visit and I'm really looking forward to it. We're going to try to see what we can do with the garden, though I'm a bit skeptical about the backyard since it's not at all sunny. Oh, well. And am looking forward to seeing some beehives soon!