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Friday, February 10, 2012

Pancake Tuesday

by: Steven v. H. Shaffer


Did you know that Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday? And that Fat Tuesday is an epithet for Shrove Tuesday? Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the ritual of "shriving", which is the act of making or going to confession to receive forgiveness of one's sins. Shrove Tuesday also precedes the beginning of the 40-day Lenten fasting period, which begins on Ash Wednesday and continues to Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday.


During the Middle Ages, faithful were forbidden to consume meat and animal or fowl by-products, such as butter, eggs or milk, during Lent. Most modern traditions of Lent today require the abstention of eating meat, beef or fowl, on Fridays during Lent. But because these banned, perishable products would not last through the Lenten period, faithful would try to use up all of their supply in a "last hurrah" before Lent began. And what better way to use up butter, eggs and milk than to whip up a large batch of sweet, fluffy pancakes? Thus started the tradition of Fat Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day.


Chappy's famous Buttermilk Pancakes will be served at our Perry Hill and Peppertree locations in Montgomery, Alabama and at our Glendean location in Auburn, Alabama on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 5pm – 8pm.


Pancakes @ Chappy's Deli

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

5pm to 8pm

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