Mardi gras (Shrove or Fat Tuesday)!
Mardi gras is coming on Tuesday, February 28! In New Orleans, where some of the French explorers settled many years ago, mardi gras is a great time for parades and masks and beads and costumes! For me, I remember fondly my 'maman' cooking crêpes for us for dinner! Crêpes are of course a very popular French dessert filled with all sorts of delicious fillings such as strawberries and cream or chocolate. For mardi gras though, my maman would cook savory paper-thin pancakes filled with ham & cheese or chicken and mushrooms. These were amazing but the best ones were the dessert crêpes: they were sprinkled with powdered sugar and a little bit of freshly squeezed lemon juice and then rolled up! Magnifique (magnificent)!
If you would like to make crêpes, just look on the left side of this page for the menu and click on Files and Documents. Then click on the Recipes folder and on the Crepe recipe document. If you download the document, you can then also print the recipe to keep with your own!
Students should not try to do this on their own; an adult should be around to help and/or supervise! If you take photos, please feel free to share those with me and I will attach them to this announcement! Just send them to me electronically at: firstname.lastname@example.org!