February 28, 2017

Fat Tuesday - Mardi Gras!

Today is Fat Tuesday! Fat Tuesday marks the end of Mardi Gras and is a day for eating rich foods Here is the Wikipedia description
The terms "Mardi Gras" (pronounced /ˈmɑrdi grɑː/, "Mardi Gras season", and "Carnival season",[1][2][3][4][5][6] in English, refer to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Epiphany and ending on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday" (in ethnic English tradition, Shrove Tuesday), referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which started on Ash Wednesday
We can think of some yummy, rich, fatty foods we would like to have like stinky goodness and temptations!  Mom says it never makes sense to her why you give up SWEETS for Lent and that is the only time of year Hot Cross Buns are available!   Not that she can really eat them anymore unless she finds a sugar free/low carb recipe! 







18 comments:

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Someone ask Mom why Green, Gold and purple for Mardi Gras. So she looked it up.


http://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/mgcolors.html

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I'm glad kitties don't have to observe Lent!

The Church Cat Family said...

We like hot cross buns! Tom says he overheard the housekeeper refer to his backside as hot cross buns, hehe!

Marg said...

Happy Fat Tuesday to all of you. Good to hear about Mardi Gras.

Brian said...

Y'all look terrific! I told a could of my sisters they should celebrate Fat Tuesday and the smacked me!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

That is very true about the hot cross buns. Maybe buy a bunch and freeze them??? Happy Mardi Gras - enjoy the day!!!

Woos - Lightning and Misty

Katie Isabella said...

It's fat Tuesday around here every day! Heeeeee....

Madi and Mom said...

I will give up anything except my RAZ!!!!
Hugs madi his gal

Caren Gittleman said...

Lookin' good! It's "Fat Tuesday" EVERY Tuesday in our house because Mom and I are fat. Love, Cody catchatwithcarenandcody

onespoiledcat said...

Beautiful graphics gang - Mardi Gras gives us a chance to get super colorful, play with beads (without having to steal Mom's from her dresser) and wear a mask and be mysterious. I like it!

Hugs, Angel Sammy

Kitties Blue said...

You all are looking very festive today. Mom is trying to think of what super rich food she'd like to have. She hasn't had much of an appetite since she's been sick. Allie, Mau is at Scouts between Campfire and Wolverines if you want to stop by. He is sending you oodles and oodles of kisses and his undying love. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

The Swiss Cats said...

You all look great ! Joyeux Mardi Gras ! Purrs

da tabbies o trout towne said...

guyz...yur lookin awesum...total lee !!!!! we R given up turkee for lent .........just sayin ~~~~ ♥♥♥

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Happy Mardi Gras!! You all look great. I am giving up chocolate, the kitties are not giving up anything :)

dezizworld.com said...

Hmmmmm We don't know what hot cross buns are, but they do sound delishus. Mommy luvs bread and so do we. And buns are bread right? MOL Big hugs

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

The Island Cats said...

You all look so festive! Happy Mardi Gras!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Hope you're all having a fun day!!!

Nellie Kowalik said...

Yep! Wes having Pancakes tonight!
mes LOVES pancakes!
And mes must say mes LOVES your Mardi Gras Look!

Kisses
Nellie