Did Fat Tuesday sneak up on you, too? President’s Day gave me an exta day off this past weekend and so thought I had an extra day to blog about Fat Tuesday.
Well, tuck these bits of info away for next year or just enjoy all year long. My grandma would recite a German phrase that meant, “First comes laughter, then comes crying!” She often said it when a bunch of cousins were assembled laughing our heads off and she knew what was coming next…you can fill in the blank. Anyways Fat Tuesday is the laughter fun time before the Lenten time of the Liturgical year leading up to Easter. 40 days to turn inward for reflection….Let’s get back to the laugher and wait a day for the lamenting. Hence, Fat Tuesday!
I splurged and bought the New Vegan Tofurky Italian Sausage and Fire Roasted Veggie Pizza. I’m not a fan of eating fake meat – I don’t want anything that resembles animal parts, but this pizza is good and the spicy faux sausage is tastefully done right by the folks at Turtle Island Foods, Inc. It doesn’t scream “I want to taste exactly like a piece of meat!” and the added Vegan cheese is a pleasure. This is coming from someone with soy allergies, but totally worth a Fat Tuesday treat.
Now here’s a couple of links and recipes that you may have try later, since Fat Tuesday is about over.
One Serving Banana Bread Muffin (yup, you heard me right) from my fellow blogger, Vegan Shiela 2012.