Fat Tuesday Luck
John just called, and said to be sure to eat a doughnut today so we'd have good luck all year. It's a Pennsylvania Dutch tradition he said. His wife Cheryl is from Pa. I told him that in our church we eat pancakes and sausage tonight. It is Fat Tuesday (or Shrove Tuesday) the last night before the very lean forty days of Lent. Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. Tradition dictates that you eat a lot of fat today and then give it up (proverbially and physically) until Easter. So we'll fry up some black bear sausage from the bear my husband and John shot last spring and take it to the church pancake potluck tonight. I hope that brings us good luck, since the bakery is closed for the winter, and there are no doughnuts in town.