Thursday, February 19, 2015

Pancake Day! (Day 19)

(Day 19 of February's a-photo-a-day challenge.)

For most people around here, Tuesday was Mardi Gras. We celebrated much more conservatively with the British tradition of Pancake Day! 

On Shrove Tuesday, the same way Mardi Gras began, people use up the last bits of rich food in their homes to prepare for lent. We Brits at some long ago point started to make pancakes. And the tradition is still going strong. 

To give an idea of just how long ago, there are even pancake races (where you have to run while constantly flipping a pancake over and over in a frying pan) that started in the 1400s that are still being held each Pancake Day.

We all love pancakes around here!
I must say that these are not typical British-style pancakes (which are more like French Crepes) , I opted for convenience and used a mix. 

Isaac feeding Elsie.
(I have a great video of this but the file is too big for blogger... just invision Isaac shoving whole pancakes into Elsie's mouth and her enjoying it...)

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