Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday which is the first day of the Lenten season. Traditionally, Lent is a time for fasting and depriving oneself of small pleasures and luxuries. In ancient times, eggs and milk were considered luxuries so they were often given up for Lent. In order to avoid waste, these two ingredients needed to be used up before the start of Lent, so on Shrove Tuesday, they were mixed with flour to make simple pancakes and eaten on “Fat Tuesday”.
This year, Shrove Tuesday falls on the same calendar day as Town Meeting. After attending to town business and enjoying a hearty midday meal at the Meeting, you can go home for a quick nap and return to town in the evening for a delicious pancake Supper. Come and enjoy wonderful, fluffy pancakes, hot off the griddle, topped with butter and real Vermont Maple Syrup. Sausages, applesauce and a beverage of your choice will round out the meal. We look forward to seeing you on March 5th!!