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What are you having for Super Tuesday / Fat Tuesday?

fern Feb 5, 2008 05:43 AM

Any special menus planned for today? Mardi Gras meal, desserts? Poll Reporting Party food? I'm so far behind in my day already that I haven't even thought about it until now. Looking foward to seeing how you are celebrating.

Have a great day.

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    charlesbois RE: fern Feb 5, 2008 05:49 AM

    already had my #1 treat for Fat Tuesday...a custard filled paczki

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      cheesymama RE: fern Feb 5, 2008 06:57 AM

      Pancakes of course. I'll make a basic batter and then everyone gets to pick what they want in them - blueberries, banana, chocolates chips, nuts, etc. I know it's called Fat Tuesday, but in our house it has always been Pancake Tuesday. Even though I have kids of my own now I still look forward to Pancake Tuesday every bit as much as a did when I was a kid!

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        janemarcet RE: cheesymama Feb 5, 2008 07:10 AM

        Yeah, tonight I'll be making lots of pancakes!! I'm going to try them with creme de marrons - I once had a crepe in Paris with this and it was beautiful. If that doesn't work out, I'll stick to the classics - sugar and lemon or chocolate spread

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          erns53 RE: cheesymama Feb 5, 2008 11:35 AM

          I am all about the pancakes and topping's bar.

          Does anyone know where/if I can get paczki in lower manhattan?

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            Non Cognomina RE: cheesymama Feb 5, 2008 12:24 PM

            Pancakes with bacon for me, too!

            Here's a bit of history of the pancake/Fat Tuesday/Shrove Tuesday connection:


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            rouxmaker RE: fern Feb 5, 2008 07:17 AM

            I made seafood gumbo and chocolate bread pudding for a Superbowl party on Sunday. We'll have the leftovers to celebrate Mardi Gras today as we sulk over the Patriots losing the game.

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              Kelli2006 RE: rouxmaker Feb 5, 2008 11:22 AM

              I'm also making gumbo, but I used the chicken-andouille recipe from the January issue of "Fine Cooking". This is my first time making gumbo, but it smells really good.

              I could not find andouille, so I substituted a locally made spicy Kielbasa.

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                rouxmaker RE: Kelli2006 Feb 5, 2008 02:11 PM

                That is the best substitute - a better choice than the chicken Andouille that for some strange reason is easier to find than authentic pork. I have to carry Andouille home (Boston) each time I visit my family in Texas.

            2. mirage RE: fern Feb 5, 2008 10:16 AM

              Garlic Soup and Jamon Iberico (thank you, gini, for making me want it....;-) I'll get you for this.) And a bar of chocolate.

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                gini RE: mirage Feb 5, 2008 10:40 AM

                Oooh! That sounds excellent! Don't spread it all over your face and sigh the way I did.


              2. Honey Bee RE: fern Feb 5, 2008 01:11 PM

                Been munching on a gateau des rois all day. Flaky, buttery, with wonderful almond filling. Yum!

                1. Candy RE: fern Feb 5, 2008 01:20 PM

                  totally spaced it, so it is chicken under a brick. Maybe I'll make up some of those oh so wonderful Vietnamese corn and coconut dumplings too. They are fatter than a pancake but still they are pan fried.

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