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Monday, February 27, 2012

Fat Tuesday

This cup cake is called "The King's Cake", a custom that began in France. Legend has it that cakes were made in a circle to represent the circular routes that the wise men took to find Jesus in order to confuse King Herod and foil his plans of killing the Christ Child. Bakers would hide a "baby" representing Jesus in the cake. Whoever found the baby was said to have Good Luck in the coming year.
The word Mardi Gras means "Fat Tuesday" in French.  Mardi Gras is the last party before LENT begins on Ash Wednesday.  Lent is a time of prayer, preparation, and sacrifice to celebrate Easter.  
The official color of Mardi Gras are purple (a symbol of justice), Green (representing faith), and Gold (to signify power).
A Spice A  Day # 58
 - My quest to update this  blog daily -
February 27, 2012:

  • My eyes are so watery because of  cold I am having.  Sometimes my right ear can't hear anymore because my nose is so clogged.  Both hubby and I are so congested.  Ms. Burrito's cough went away, thanks God for that but Mr. Burrito is still coughing.  
  • We made some pork chop, steamed broccoli, and cream corn for dinner.  Sorry hon, I wasn't able to make the mashed potatoes you requested.  
  • Me and Mr. Burrito  started to read another book.  We were not able to have classes last week because of the stomach flu so we have some catching up to do.
  • All my lovelies are now asleep and I would love to go to sleep now too.  My eyes are not cooperating  right now.

15 sumptuous burps..:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Graisse is in fact fat in French. Mardi is certainly Tuesday. I think Mardi Gras is a slight corruption of the language :) DCiane

Dhemz said...

I learned something today...ehehehe! a quick visit before hitting the sack.

Reader Wil said...

Lovely cup cakes. Thanks for the legend linked to these cakes!
Wil, ABC Wednesday Team.

Roger Owen Green said...

FEEL better. These are great cakes.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Gigi Ann said...

Oh. Dear. I am so sorry you and hubby are not feeling well. I hope you both have a speedy recovery.

Thanks for the visit today.

Gigi Ann ABC Wednesday Team.

Mar said...

Get well soon, the cakes should have helped :)

G is for...

Carver said...

Great post for G day. I hope you feel better soon. Carver, ABC Wednesday Team

Barb said...

Very interesting post. Hope you feel better soon.

Hazel said...

And all I seem to know is that purple is a color for old people, lol... it's my fave color no matter what. It's good to learn something new today - 'fat tuesday.' Ang akala ko pa naman bagong meme yan, hahahhah! Nice day to you sis ;)

capturedalive said...

Very delicious information indeed

Pheno, ABCW Team

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Here in Oklahoma we are slowly, cautiously adopting Mardi Gras and the concept of Lent.

Interesting post.

Melanie said...

My hubby's grandmother makes king cake!

Andy said...

Hello Rose.
Mardi Gras reminds me of Carnival in Trinidad.
Hope you feel better soon.
Thanks for sharing & visiting.

Note my blog address has changed. You might want to update your bookmarks. Thanks.
Gardn Of Life

Mel Alarilla said...

I pray for your divine healing Rose. By the stripes of Jesus you are healed. Amen. That is a peculiar looking cup cake. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

Mel Cole said...

oh wow, may bago akong natutunan na tradition here in US from you Rose. thank you for this. hindi ko alam ang symbolism nang colors ;) Hope you could visit My ABC Wednesday entry. Thanks!

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