Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pancakes Anyone?

Today is Shrove Tuesday, which means it is also Pancake Day!

Why pancakes? Well, Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Ash Wednesday, which begins the forty day period of Lent in the Christian religion--a period of fasting and prayer. Traditionally, that meant giving up such rich foods as sugar, eggs, milk and butter. These ingredients are perfect for making pancakes, so many families would use up what they had of these foods by making pancakes.

You can check out Wikipedia for more information.

Enjoy your pancakes. :-)


Kara said...

Funny...the kids are home from school today and they all want pancakes this morning!!!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Thats a great post - and good idea! Now I am hungry! :)

N.J.Walters said...

LOL See, they know, Kara.

Glad you enjoyed it, Sheila. I cheated and made pancakes last night for supper. *g* They were delicious.

Kat said...

You're kids are home today? Today's the first day back for kids here after a full week off thanks to snow and the four day president's day weekend.

Happy Shrove Tuesday N.J.

anny cook said...

Wow, pancakes sound great! Hmmm. Where is that sugar-free syrup?

Charlene Teglia said...

Oh, hey. Pancakes for dinner! Good excuse. *g*

N.J.Walters said...

Happy Pancake Day to you too, Kat. Glad you finally got the kids back to school. :-)

*passing syrup to Anny* Here you go. Enjoy!

LOL I know, Charli. I don't have them often because I eat waaaayyyy to many of them. *g*