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It's Fat Tuesday!


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We are having a simple American pancake and sausage supper.  We are picking it up at church where they are basically doing a drive-thru.  Normally it is a fund raiser for/by the youth group and a chance for the entire church (8am and 10am attendees) to get together and visit.  That won't happen this year, of course, but I'm glad that we are keeping things up anyway.  

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Do you order the muffuletta or make? Crawfish sounds good! I have nt had a Fastnacht doughniut in forevr - may have to purchase - not gonna fry dough for one. But not the same if not fresh out of the oil...

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32 minutes ago, heidih said:

Do you order the muffuletta or make? Crawfish sounds good! I have nt had a Fastnacht doughniut in forevr - may have to purchase - not gonna fry dough for one. But not the same if not fresh out of the oil...

I've done both.  The biggest challenge is the bread--and I don't do too bad at that--but, this year I'm ordering from Central Grocery in LA.  Their store was shut down due to hurricane Ida.  Pretty sure it still is.  I thought it would be good to order and help them out...plus I love their bread :) .  The sandwiches are getting here a few days early, but I think they will store fine in the fridge.  If not, we will eat them a bit early and do something with shrimp.....or crawfish if I can get some here.

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1 hour ago, Shelby said:

I've done both.  The biggest challenge is the bread--and I don't do too bad at that--but, this year I'm ordering from Central Grocery in LA.  Their store was shut down due to hurricane Ida.  Pretty sure it still is.  I thought it would be good to order and help them out...plus I love their bread :) .  The sandwiches are getting here a few days early, but I think they will store fine in the fridge.  If not, we will eat them a bit early and do something with shrimp.....or crawfish if I can get some here.

How does that work?  Do they pack the bread and cold cuts separately?

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48 minutes ago, KennethT said:

How does that work?  Do they pack the bread and cold cuts separately?

No, it's a whole sandwich......but it doesn't get soggy at all.  In fact, it gets better after a day or so.

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If anyone wants to make a muffuletta and doesn't want to order a whole sandwich, if you have a Jason's Deli near you, they once were nice enough to sell me their muffuletta loaves.  They are not as good as Central Groc., but they are very good.  You can't just buy a round loaf somewhere - they are too tough and all of your sandwich innards just squeeze out.  Jason's are tender enough that you can bite through cleanly.  

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19 minutes ago, heidih said:

Well it is tomorrow. Any updates?

My muffulettas are in the fridge.  I also ordered a dessert so we will see.  I think oysters as an appetizer.  Ronnie will probably want fries.....but if I'm up to it I might to some onion rings too or something else kind of fun.

 

I hope everyone stays safe in NO and elsewhere --let's not have a Covid uprise please.

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1 hour ago, cteavin said:

I saw the title and was wondering wondering what this topic was about, because I'm fat everyday. 😆

You probably figured it out. It is Mardi Gras in French, the big celebration in New Orleans is well known, and the day before the religious Catholic season of Lent. So the blow-out before 40 days of "fasting".

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Made pancakes for Fat Tuesday dinner with bacon for the daughter and homemade breakfast sausage for me. The daughter decided to revisit her childhood and requested chocolate chips in her pancakes. An abomination in my opinion... but I did it anyway. 😁

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It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

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