HAPPY PANCAKE DAY!
I’m a big fan of pancake day, of everything it stands for and the pancakes themselves. Shrove Tuesday came about as a way to use up all the fats and dairy before Ash Wednesday, when people would traditionally start their fast for lent. I do try and give up something every year for lent, however last year I was pregnant so it seemed mean and unfair to deprive myself! I knew if I couldn’t have something I’d just crave it more. This year however I do want to give something up. It’s hard as I’m not a huge chocolate eater (obvious choice), or drinker, so I’m not sure what to do. I’ve given up cheese before, that was hard (I should probably do it again). My other weakness is caffeine, so maybe this year I’ll do that, give up coffee for lent?! I feel sorry for Pete… this is going to be worse for him than me I fear. I’ll keep you posted.
Tonight we have a few friends coming over for pancakes and to be honest I’m keeping it old school. Lemon and sugar, and some savoury cheesy ones (with spinach and ham). However last spring I made this bad boy for a Jamie Magazine feature, and it went down a storm. So if you fancy something a little different this pancake day (or any day) give it a whirl. I promise it won’t disappoint.