Pancake Day. Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday. Whatever you call it, today is the day for two things: a good confession and good food! I’ve been a-shriving, and now it’s time to feast! We used up every egg, drop of milk, bit of meat, and crumb of chocolate in our house this past week in preparation for our Lenten fast. I know, it’s a tough job, but somehow we saw it through.
Here’s what’s on our menu for the day:
Breakfast: semlör (Swedish Fat Tuesday Buns) in steamed milk, scrambled eggs
Lunch: buttermilk pancakes drenched in butter and heated syrup with tall glasses of ice cold milk
Dinner: steaks with shallot-red wine reduction, oven-baked truffled French fries, creamed spinach
Dessert: the last of the semlör - this time rather than serving them in bowls of warm milk, I’ll pair them with creamy mugs of hot cocoa
What indulgences will your family feast on this Fat Tuesday?