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Fat tuesday indulgences

givemecarbs Feb 16, 2010 11:36 AM

It's fat tuesday, what special treats are my fellow chowhounds enjoying today? In my neck of the woods faschnauts are looked forward to with great enthusiasm. They are one of the bright spots when winter seems endless. I prefer the glazed faschnauts made with a light touch at my favorite mini chain (I think they have three locations) Yum Yum donuts.

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  1. Missy2U RE: givemecarbs Feb 16, 2010 11:53 AM

    For us, it's PACKZI DAY!!!

    I even have an extra one sitting at my desk to give my husband when he picks me up!

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      roro1831 RE: Missy2U Feb 16, 2010 12:10 PM

      Luckily a couple of law firms we deal with in New Orleans sent us 6 king cakes, so I got my king cake fix and since I'm from New Orleans the office let me take one home to savor. Although I am catholic I don't really give anything up for lent, but do cut down on my meat consumption quite a bit, so it will be a nice steak tonight.

    2. Niblet RE: givemecarbs Feb 16, 2010 12:59 PM

      Not traditional but nice big pork chops and a boatload of potato salad.

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        milkyway4679 RE: givemecarbs Feb 16, 2010 02:37 PM

        Cruddy Chinese buffet...mmm crab rangoon, lo mein, general tso's chicken...what was that New's Year's Resolution again? Haha

        1. Phurstluv RE: givemecarbs Feb 16, 2010 07:35 PM

          Spaghetti carbonara tonight.

          1. Will Owen RE: givemecarbs Feb 16, 2010 08:50 PM

            One lapsed Catholic and one lapsed Methodist here, and as we don't have any liturgical calendars around the house the religious significance of this date totally escaped us. It is therefore completely coincidental, then, that dinner is leftover spaghetti and meatballs (a huge improvement from a sensual standpoint from the original, being all melty and gooey and we want to put it in our pants). No good explanation how this happened, just sheer dumb luck. And now I'm going back for thirds. Thank you, Lord!

            1. JungMann RE: givemecarbs Feb 17, 2010 08:46 AM

              We observed Mardi Gras over the weekend with an extensively carnivorous feast: pork katsu po'boys, Natchitoches meat pies, deep fried pork omentum, hush puppies, deviled eggs, crab cakes, King cake and, the ultimate indulgence, buttermilk bacon pralines.

              Shrove Tuesday dinner is traditionally a pancake supper for me: pajeon, moo shu pork, okonomiyaki and the like, but I wasn't able to observe this year. Instead I had to get my carb fix with a bag of Combos right before the Lenten fast started at midnight.

              1. iluvcookies RE: givemecarbs Feb 17, 2010 12:27 PM

                On Fat Tuesday, my office had a Chinese New Year "banquet" for lunch.
                I love it!

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                  Mag454 RE: givemecarbs Feb 17, 2010 12:41 PM

                  Fat Tuesday in Hawaii is called Malasada Day- malasadas being portuguese doughnuts. I ate WAY too many

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