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Feb 5, 2008 05:43 AM

What are you having for Super Tuesday / Fat Tuesday?

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

    1. 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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      1. re: cheesymama

        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

        1. re: cheesymama

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

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

          1. re: cheesymama

            Pancakes with bacon for me, too!

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


          2. 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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            1. re: rouxmaker

              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.

              1. re: Kelli2006

                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. 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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              1. re: mirage

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


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