Monday was President’s Day, but was also Shrove Monday, also known as Collops Monday, when traditionally, the last slices (collops) of meat were cooked and served before the Lenten fast. Bacon and eggs would have been a Collops Monday breakfast.
And yesterday was Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day, and Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), and Carnival (from carne levare, to take away meat). Pancakes are made from other ingredients often restricted during Lent: sugar, flour, eggs and oil.
And today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of the forty-day Lenten season of fasting, leading up to Easter. Today’s question of the day is:
If you observe the Lenten fast, what delicacies/luxuries/habits are you sacrificing this season?