Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Shrove Tuesday!

Today is Shrove Tuesday, also known as "Fat Tuesday." Do you know what this day is really all about? It is a great reminder to us that the Easter season is both prefaced and climaxed with joy and celebration. As in the story of the prodigal son, God never wraps His arms around a weeping prodigal without shouting to the heavens "This - my child - was dead and is alive again! He was lost and now is found! It's party time!"
So often brokenness is accompanied by joy incomprehensible.

So in observance of this day before the Lenten season begins, Audrey and I made a "King Cake." This is a traditional mardi gras cake.

I know, it doesn't LOOK so much like a King Cake - it needs some purple, green and yellow food color - but I didn't have any so sprinkles had to do. :) This thing is as homemade as it gets, from dough rising to rolling with a pin. Audrey is such a great little cook.

Hopefully it tastes like a King Cake. :) Our home group gets to be the judge.

1 comment:

sandra @ eastern journey said...

Did you hide something inside? I once bit down on a king in a king cake. Not sure if that is a real part of the tradition or if a California baker decided it sounded fun.