Tuesday, February 05, 2008

On the Menu: Pancakes!

Not sure how to make pancakes? Here's how!

And what's all the fuss about pancakes, anyway? Read all about it here. Here's some info on Shrove Tuesday:

The reason that pancakes are associated with the day preceding Lent is that the 40 days of Lent form a period of liturgical fasting, during which only the plainest foodstuffs may be eaten. Therefore, rich ingredients such as eggs, milk, and sugar are disposed of immediately prior to the commencement of the fast. Pancakes and doughnuts were therefore an efficient way of using up these perishable goods, besides providing a minor celebratory feast prior to the fast itself [2].

The word shrove is a past tense of the English verb "shrive," which means to obtain absolution for one's sins by confessing and doing penance.[6] Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the shriving (confession) that Anglo-Saxon Christians were expected to receive immediately before Lent.[7]

Read more here.


Turkeylegs said...

Fix one for me BB. The closest thing to a pancake over here is, well, there really isn't anything that comes close. I was going to suggest the YT pancake clip, but I see you are on top of all things pancak-y.

Mark Harris said...

I'm off for said pancakes myself...at St. Peter's the pancakes are wonderful...I could skip the scrapple, and invention of made people up in Pennsylvania.

Eat well. Pass the shrove, send out for ashes.

BabyBlue said...

Wednesday will soon be here.