INSPIRATION 2014 #63: Given my Pennsylvania roots, I could not let Fastnacht Day go by without a mention. For those of you unfamiliar with Fastnacht Day, here is a bit of information on the history and even some recipes. Fastnachts are basically doughnuts, of which there are three kinds: one made with yeast, one made with baking powder, and one made with potatoes and yeast. Traditionally, the idea behind Fastnacht Day is to eat the best foods (and lots of it!) before fasting for Lent. Fastnacht Day is also known as Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday. So, a good day to indulge!
If you really want to stick to your diet, you can still celebrate by reading Arnie, the Doughnut ~ a book written and illustrated by my friend and talented illustrator, Laurie Keller.