Tuesday, March 4, 2014
This is the day....
Do these colors remind you of something that has been on the blog recently?
You are correct!:-) They are the colors of the sugar that was sprinkled on the King Cake!
These are Mardi Gras colors, and they have special meaning. Green is for Faith, Gold is for Power, and Purple is for Justice.
This day is the conclusion of the Mardi Gras season for this year. Many people know this day as Shrove Tuesday.
Is there a special food you associate with today? What about pancakes? Are you in an area where there are pancake suppers planned for tonight? Perhaps pancakes are even on the menu for you tonight. They are on the menu here! I'm planning to try a different recipe. If it is successful, you will hear about it in a day or two.:-)
Thank you for reading. I really appreciate your comments.
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I don't think I had ever heard what those colors represent, so I thank you for enlightening us! Today is IHOP's "free" pancake day, and people are encouraged to make a donation for the Children's Miracle Network. We aren't able to go there, so I think that I shall also make pancakes for our supper today. Wonder whether chocolate chips in them will still qualify for a proper meal.... :-) Have a wonderful day, Sister!ReplyDelete
all the churches around here have pancake dinners. i just made my boys fat sparrows and sausage for breakfast.ReplyDelete
I did not know that about the colors. I am so glad you shared.ReplyDelete
No, we don't have any traditions like that. It is always interesting to read about it.
Today is my daughters birthday so I guess we just do birthday things. :)
Beautiful cake...thanks for explaining the colors...ReplyDelete
Have a great pancake meal!
We enjoyed Mardi Gras/Shrove Tuesday SO much when living in Nawlins. We always had pancakes on 'fat' Tuesday.... Today though, we won't be having pancakes -although it is tempting!!!! If we didn't have so much ice around, I would be tempted to go to the IHop in Cookeville for pancakes today!!!!! Oh Well.ReplyDelete
Hope your daughter makes it home safely.
Nellie, How pretty. I heard about the King Cake on your bog first, then again today...over at Red Rose Alley. Hope your pancakes turn out great..you are a fabulous cook, so I bet they will. xoxo,SusieReplyDelete
Wonderful colors and meanings! I learn something new every day! Pancakes sound like a great idea for supper! Hope your recipe is great! Enjoy!ReplyDelete
We're on the same wave length. I don't have any special meal planned, but I know a King Cake would be fun. Hope you're having a fun day!ReplyDelete
Hi Nellie , you betcha I having pancakes for dinner tonight. I am making blueberry with pecans with gobs of whipped cream ,my kids are very excited ( I may have to roll my family away from the table). Thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete
We'll be taking the girls to our local grocery store in a few minutes to see a Polka band and pick up a few pączki for dessert. Happy Fat Tuesday!ReplyDelete
You know, there is not a person I know here that celebrates Mardi Gras. I think that is pretty sad! Have fun and I love your flowers- xo DianaReplyDelete
The only thing I know about Mardi Gras, it what I see on the news... crowds, masks and beads. I'm a Mardi Gras idiot.ReplyDelete
Our church puts on a Pancake Supper every Shrove Tuesday and have regular layer cakes for desert.ReplyDelete
Happy Shrove Tuesday Nellie.
Didn't know what the colors meant. I don't know much about Mardi Gras.ReplyDelete
Thanks to your inspiration, I made a King Cake yesterday on our unexpected day off! The girls had fun sprinkling the sugar on top and when we divided it among our friends, we snuck several babies in!ReplyDelete
very pretty flowers, no pancakes here, but didn't know the meanings either, thanks for sharing, always learning from other bloggers.ReplyDelete
Whenever I think of Mardi Gras I think of jambalaya - do they even have that on Mardi Gras though?ReplyDelete