Pancake Day!

February 4, 2008 at 11:57 am (food, Italy, life)

On Shrove Tuesday the tradition in our family is to eat nothing but pancakes for dinner. There are five of us so we used to have two pans going and a huge vat of pancake mix that our Mum had made the night before. I pretty much just stuck to the traditional sugar and lemon and I must say that it is still my favourite topping.

Although I no longer live with my family A has willingly accepted to take on this tradition, so tomorrow night we will be firing up the stove and squeezing the lemons. As we’re in Italy we are going to include chocolate, icecream and alcohol in the proceedings and I can’t wait. Get your frying pans going everyone and let me know how many you ate. (Last year I think I could only manage 5, which was rubbish considering I used to be able to eat 8 when I was a child!)

p.s. I’m blocking out the fact that I’m supposed to give something up for lent when all the pancake fun has ended. I’ll just concentrate on the pancakes for now and let you know what I decide about lent later.

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