Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Happy FASTNACHT Day!!!!

(Fat Tuesday to you lay people out there)
I didn't think I was going to get them made this year - Lent is starting so early, I have class from 5-9pm on Tuesdays, we didn't have any potatoes, I'm sort of anti-fat....but I did it! I've been making Pennsylvania-Dutch Potato Doughnuts on Shrove Tuesday for about as long as I can remember. They are the reason I own a Fry Daddy! If you've ever been my roommate, worked with me, or were in Thomesen's European History class at CHS, you've probably had them - they're warm, they're sugary, they're fattening - that's why I only make them once a year:
My mom and I would always make them together - I can't remember if the boys helped or not, but my job was to shake them in the sugars - I would have one bag of cinnamon and one bag of powdered sugar and I would shake them all around the kitchen.
I think it's important that I keep up with traditions from my family - especially since not a single one of us live in the same state. So all of you Carters out there - feel free to head on over to our house for some Fastnachts, but they're going fast!! LOVE YOU MOM!!

7 comments:

jenni said...

those just look evil.

Tammy said...
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Tammy said...

they sure look yummy :) I know Hank told you I said "eww" last night when he was trying to describe them to me - maybe I just didn't get it. I have never had them so I think Hank should make some for me, don't you?

we always had King Cake on Fat Tuesday - always bought one - never tried to make one.. oh well

Meredith said...

Yum! Those look delicious. What is in them? Potato, sugar, cinnamon, and...

Meredith said...

Yum! Those look delicious. What is in them? Potato, sugar, cinnamon, and...

Anonymous said...

practice session for leaving comments on blogs-- great puffy fastnachts!! mom

Audrey said...

By the way, your exact coach bag was featured in March's issue of Marie Claire, described as "the one thing you need this spring, a Crayola colored accessory." :)

Beautiful bag!

-Aud