Mardis Gras is French for Fat Tuesday. In the Christian faith, it's the last chance to eat all those yummy indulgent foods before beginning a 40-day fast that starts on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter.
Mardis Gras 2024 falls on Tuesday, Feb. 13th. For many, the Mardis Gras celebrations involve overeating the treats you'll be giving up, such as candy, cookies, coffee or some other favorite food. Keeping that in mind, here is some of the best (but not necessarily the healthiest) Fat Tuesday food to binge on and serve at your Mardis Gras party.
Lent is a time of penance. The 40 days of fasting represent the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness. It's meant to be a time of reflection, repentance and sacrifice. Therefore, when giving something up, it shouldn't be something easy. In fact, some people say it should be something you love.
For many people, the Mardis Gras food they love are the things that aren't healthy, such as candy, wine or carbs. Even individuals who don't have a religious background may try to use Lent as a way to kick a bad habit or start a healthier lifestyle. Fat Tuesday is the one day of the year when calories don't count. It's a day when you can indulge, for possibly the last time, in something you truly love. If you crave it, it should be on the menu.
Mardis Gras cake is a New Orleans tradition. This kit comes with everything you need, including dough mix, yeast, praline filling, colored sugar and glaze. It even comes with a plastic baby. Finding the baby in your cake is a sign of luck and prosperity.
Here's a little secret: Sundays aren't included in Lent. If you want to cheat and have a few cups of coffee, these single-serve Original Donut Shop K-cups will do the trick. This offering includes 72 servings, so you'll have plenty to get through Easter and beyond with your pod coffee maker.
Celebrate Mardis Gras by overloading on Oreos. These Oreo cookies have double the filling, just what you need to indulge on the special day. It's a family-sized package, but we all know that's misleading. Dunk them in milk and love your life.
Since Moon Pies are round and filled with marshmallow, they're relatively safe to toss on Mardi Gras. With this variety pack of Moon Pie minis featuring banana, chocolate and vanilla flavors, you can start your own yummy tradition.
These are not official Mardi Gras doubloons made of aluminum. They're foil-wrapped chocolate coins. You can toss them or satisfy your sweet cravings by eating them all yourself.
You can do more with these necklaces than just wear them on Fat Tuesday. You can eat them. This box of 24 necklaces has orange, grape, strawberry, cherry, orange-cream and pineapple-flavored candy.
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