FAT TUESDAY

Le Mardi Gras is Fat Tuesday in French. Mardi  Gras takes place forty-six days before Easter. The season is called Carnival.  Fat Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday. Fat Tuesday is the last day to eat whatever you want.   Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent (40-days) leading up to Easter.  The 40-days is supposed to replicate Christ’s sacrifice in the desert where he was tempted by the devil. Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus.

The Word does not tell us to observe Lent or Easter, the Word tells us to observe Passover.  Passover symbolizes freedom. The Hebrew word for Passover is Pesach.  In the New Testament, Passover and Easter are tied together, both represent death and new life.

What I am going to do Fat Tuesday is overeat. I am going to have red bean soup, toasted sourdough bread, a grilled porterhouse steak, a loaded baked potato, spring salad, two shots of Honey Jack Daniels, coconut pineapple cake and black coffee.

STEAK SEASONING AND GRILLING 

The grade of meat is critical, I always select U.S. Prime.  Get yourself a big juicy 2-inch red marbled porterhouse. Trim the excess fat and wash the meat under cool water. Drizzle garlic infused olive oil on both sides. Rub both sides with unseasoned meat tenderizer, beef bouillon, salt, and pepper, set aside for at least an hour to ensure the seasoning marries into the meat.  Add the charcoal to the grill when the coals turn ashy gray, put the steaks on.  I want my steak medium rare.  A nice thick steak is done when the meat thermometer reaches 120 degrees. I recommend flipping the steak in 3- 5 minutes.

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