Here in the South, Shrove Tuesday is given over to Mardi Gras traditions. So there'll be a King Cake and beads at the the office today. But I am from a different part of the country and my people make Fastnachts. I never saw the word spelled out until I was in my 30s. I grew up thinking it was "Frost Knots" because as my Grandmother made them, they were sugar-coated fried knots of dough. Mmm. Fried dough.
Anyway, confess and feast for tomorrow it is Lent.