When you live in a country other than your home country, you tend to pick up the traditions of your host country. Pancake Day is one of those fun traditions that Leon and I get into every year. Who doesn’t like pancakes? We usually have pancakes every couple of weeks for Sunday lunch, so we enjoy them!
Shrove Tuesday (Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras in the US) is the day before Lent starts on Ash Wednesday. The tradition behind it is to get rid of all the fatty foods you have in your house before going on a fast for Lent. There are a few other aspects to Shrove Tuesday, but in the UK, that comes in the form of Pancake Day.
Since Leon and I rather enjoy pancakes, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to let others in on the pancake fun, too. We had our church home group around for Pancake Day last week!
We served two different types of pancakes: American-style pancakes and crepes. When served, these pancakes aren’t necessarily topped with the traditional American butter and maple syrup. A favourite topping here is lemon juice and sugar. We also had a number of spreads like peanut butter and jam. There certainly was no shortage of sugar in our home! :)