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My Fat Tuesday So Far

First I made some Alleluias and Hallelujahs and put them away. No more of those until Easter!




Here's my Alleluias and the box!



Alleluias in the box...


Bye-bye, Alleluias!


I'm not Catholic, but a great explanation about the Alleluias going away during Lent can be found here. Some people actually bury a banner that says Alleluia as a symbolic gesture. I just chose to put mine in a box. They'll be going up on the wall at Easter.

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It is tradition to eat fat-and-sugar laden foods the day before Ash Wednesday... you know, right before we give it all up! (in theory) So, tonight I decided that crepes would be simple and I had everything on hand. I used Alton Brown's Recipe. Honestly, I wasn't highly impressed. I need to get the recipe we used to use from my mom. There was OJ in it, but no zest. Hm.

Anyway, here's what the first one (that worked) looked like:



Strawberry Jam & Apple Topping


The first two folded, and one with Peach Jam.


I'm stuffed. :-) YAY

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domesticjulie
Feb. 25th, 2009 02:14 am (UTC)
What are the Alleluias and Hallelujahs for?
tenthz
Feb. 25th, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
It's a symbolic gesture since we don't say Alleluia during Lent. I just edited the post to link to this page:
http://catholicism.about.com/od/worship/f/No_Alleluia.htm
which has a great description of the thought process behind it. I'm not catholic, but it's holds true for us Lutherans, too.
kathy517
Feb. 25th, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
Aw I remember doing that with my kids last year when I was student teaching! We wrote Alleluias and had them decorate it and each student had to put it in the box & we locked it in the teacher closet! Brings back memories :)
tenthz
Feb. 25th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
Where were you student teaching??
kathy517
Feb. 25th, 2009 03:42 am (UTC)
3rd Grade in a Catholic School for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
tenthz
Feb. 25th, 2009 01:34 pm (UTC)
Ahh, that makes lots of sense. Was that in inner city? o.O
kathy517
Feb. 25th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
Suburbs - the school is 2 blocks from my house. It's a catholic school under the Archdiocese which is incharge of all the Catholic schools of Philadelphia.
tenthz
Feb. 25th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's good. My cousin did student teaching for a semester at a school downtown (I forget which one) and said it was pretty scary.
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tenthz
Feb. 25th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
They were delicious, albeit a little heavier than I'm used to (even though they were thin and I used skim milk!).

The burying/putting away of the Alleluias is a symbolic gesture since we don't say Alleluia during Lent. I just edited the post to link to this page:
http://catholicism.about.com/od/worship/f/No_Alleluia.htm
which has a great description of the thought process behind it. I'm not catholic, but it's holds true for us Lutherans, too.
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tenthz
Feb. 25th, 2009 03:17 am (UTC)
It's one of those things you might not even notice unless it is pointed out. A few years ago, the Sunday school kids did a project similar to mine, and then we put them away during a normal church service.
istytehcrawk
Feb. 25th, 2009 03:33 am (UTC)
I totally didn't get the alleluia/hallelujah thing either. I'm glad I wasn't the only one.
tenthz
Feb. 25th, 2009 03:36 am (UTC)
I mentioned it earlier today in some comments, but I don't even remember what post it was. :-P
sarahk_xoxo
Feb. 25th, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
Dooooo want
sillyliss
Feb. 25th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
I didn't realize crepes really look a LOT like blintzes, especially homemade ones. Blintzes are thinner, of course. They look yummy.
tenthz
Feb. 25th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
I think the biggest difference is the fillings. I'm looking at recipes of Blintzes and they are pretty similar to crepes. I think every culture has their own pancake-like meal!
sillyliss
Feb. 25th, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
But you can put anything in a blintz, just like a crepe? Then again, what do I know. LOL.
tenthz
Feb. 25th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
The recipes I have seen say Cheese Blintzes? I don't see why you couldn't put whatever in there, though.
sillyliss
Feb. 25th, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
Cheese blintzes are probably the most common kind. But like crepes, anything goes. My grandma made potato blintzes quite often. And of course you could fill them with fruit, too. I like cheese or potato with a side of sour cream. :)
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