Every year I would allow myself one Boston Creme Donut on Fat Tuesday. I did that for many years, well into adulthood. It was my Fat Tuesday tradition. Fat Tuesday is the traditional name for the day before Ash Wednesday. It is also known as Fastnacht day, and also Mardi Gras. It is supposed to be a time of feasting and celebrating before the somber time of fasting and penance of the Lenten season which leads up to Easter Sunday. Every year after Fat Tuesday, and my donut , I gave up all sweets during those 6 long weeks of Lent,
When I discovered the Belly Fat Cure, that was my first real connection to the sugar/insulin roller coaster I was on and why I always struggled to lose weight, fight the cravings and get in control. Sugar was everywhere and in my quest to eat low fat, I was actually increasing the amount of sugar in my diet. Now I know better, and I'm wiser, and I haven't had a donut on Fat Tuesday in a few years.
As we grow and learn, we may have to tweak and change some of the traditions we grew up with for a healthier lifestyle.I can still have those wonderful childhood memories, but stop that donut tradition.
Maybe I'll make a new one with this recipe I found on Maria's blog for mini filled donuts. Someone on that blog post suggested filling them with cream and topping them with the glaze from her Boston Creme cheesecake recipe. I just might have a new Fat Tuesday tradition, and one that is a lot better for my health!
Happy Fat Tuesday! Laissez les bons temps rouler!!!
The English translation is: let the good times roll
Thought for the day: If you do what you always did, you'll get what you always got!!