February 12, 2013
Shrove Tuesday Meal
Our UMW invites you to this fun, all-you-can-eat Pancake Supper from
5-7:00pm on the night preceding Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.
Shrove Tuesday comes from the word “shrive” which means “to confess,”
the penitential nature of Lent. It has also been called Pancake Tuesday, Mardi
Gras, and Fat Tuesday. On this day richer, fatty foods are eaten before the
ritual fasting of Lent begins. Pancakes became the food of choice so
the rich ingredients such as eggs, milk, and sugar could be used up before
the start of Lent.