Pancake Day 2008! (Or Shrove Tuesday for non-secular types)

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Pancake Day 2008! (Or Shrove Tuesday for non-secular types)

Postby bigglesworth » Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:41 pm UTC

Secular version: Aren't pancakes great? I love the fact that there's a whole day for them.

Non-Secular version: Yep, last seasonal food until Hot Cross Buns on Good Friday!
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Re: Pancake Day 2008! (Or Shrove Tuesday for non-secular types)

Postby Quadropus » Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:50 pm UTC

mmmmm I just finished my pancakes :D . Only got 5 this time.
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Re: Pancake Day 2008! (Or Shrove Tuesday for non-secular types)

Postby bigglesworth » Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:54 pm UTC

heh, I only got through three (though it's a big frying pan, and a whole ladle goes into each...)

I chose the simple sugar and lemon juice. One had vanilla ice cream, but I didn't like that one as much.
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Re: Pancake Day 2008! (Or Shrove Tuesday for non-secular types)

Postby Cassi » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:40 pm UTC

Mmm, an excuse to get my mother to make me pancakes. (My stepdad said that she should not be making American pancakes, but where's the fun for any of us otherwise?) They were a bit undercooked, but still very nice. :D
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Postby Robin S » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:18 pm UTC

I haven't eaten pancakes on pancake day in years. I probably should. They're really nice.
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Re: Pancake Day 2008! (Or Shrove Tuesday for non-secular types)

Postby Kendo_Bunny » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:28 am UTC

The basic difference between Catholics and Protestants.

Catholics: Lent is beginning... let's have a huge party and get all our sins and hijinks out, so we really have something to repent for!

Protestants: Lent is beginning... I know! PANCAKES!

I didn't have any pancakes today because I was sick, but I can't complain about it or feel sorry for myself, since I gave those up for Lent :P

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Re: Pancake Day 2008! (Or Shrove Tuesday for non-secular types)

Postby hermaj » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:54 am UTC

...Man, every year since primary school I have forgotten Pancake Day. Damn it.

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Re: Pancake Day 2008! (Or Shrove Tuesday for non-secular types)

Postby Zohar » Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:47 am UTC

There's a day, an entire DAY, reserved only for pancakes?! Why was I not told about this?! I must have pancakes for dinner!
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Re: Pancake Day 2008! (Or Shrove Tuesday for non-secular types)

Postby evilbeanfiend » Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:58 am UTC

well i must say i enjoyed many delicious pancakes. did anyone take part in a pancake race at all?
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Re: Pancake Day 2008! (Or Shrove Tuesday for non-secular types)

Postby crazyjimbo » Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:18 pm UTC

hermaj wrote:...Man, every year since primary school I have forgotten Pancake Day. Damn it.


Pshhh, Pancake Day is so limiting. It's Pancake WEEK! Now get crackin'

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Re: Pancake Day 2008! (Or Shrove Tuesday for non-secular types)

Postby Zohar » Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:32 pm UTC

crazyjimbo wrote:
hermaj wrote:...Man, every year since primary school I have forgotten Pancake Day. Damn it.


Pshhh, Pancake Day is so limiting. It's Pancake WEEK! Now get crackin'


Actually, I just made plans with my friends to have pancakes for dinner tonight. :-P
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Re: Pancake Day 2008! (Or Shrove Tuesday for non-secular types)

Postby Mathmagic » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:10 pm UTC

On the topic of Lent, is anyone "giving something up" for Lent? I wasn't planning on it, but now that I think about it, I realized I haven't had pop this week. I guess that can be my abandoned vice for the next 40 days. :)
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Re: Pancake Day 2008! (Or Shrove Tuesday for non-secular types)

Postby cypherspace » Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:10 pm UTC

I invented something I like to call Super-Ultimate-Mega-Tube-Sandwich-Roll pancake. It involves two pancakes, one smaller than the other.

Put topping on smaller pancake - preferably slightly textured if possible. Roll up.
Spread icecream over second pancake. Place first pancake on icecream. Roll up.
You now have a topping wrapped in a pancake wrapped in icecream wrapped in a pancake.

It is amazing. Although I will admit it was slightly runny. I think the concept is sound though.
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Re: Pancake Day 2008! (Or Shrove Tuesday for non-secular types)

Postby Silas » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:52 am UTC

What'd'ya mean, last seasonal food until Good Friday? What about Patrick's day corned beef and cabbage? Or the-day-after-Patrick's-day hash? Or matzoh and maror (not between Fat Tuesday and Good Friday in all years)? Or, um, Patrick's day Guinness? Or, let's not forget, Patrick's day whiskey.

I will say this of Fat Tuesday, the Russians do it better. They call is Maslenitsa (literally: butter day), and it involves blini (like crepes, but oilier and eggier) and, predictably, butter.
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Re: Pancake Day 2008! (Or Shrove Tuesday for non-secular types)

Postby bigglesworth » Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:58 pm UTC

Wait, St Patrick's day is in the middle of Lent? And the traditional food is meat? :?:

Also, my pancakes were pretty buttery, I'm not sure I'd like these. I might though, can't say as I've never tried them.
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Re: Pancake Day 2008! (Or Shrove Tuesday for non-secular types)

Postby Owehn » Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:44 pm UTC

I love pancakes, but I had toast on Pancake Day. I'll have to make pancakes some time to make up for that faux pas.
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Re: Pancake Day 2008! (Or Shrove Tuesday for non-secular types)

Postby Bakemaster » Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:33 pm UTC

Silas wrote:Or matzoh and maror

Of all the Pesach foods, you go with maror? Everyone knows charoset is far superior! And what about the king of soups!?
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Re: Pancake Day 2008! (Or Shrove Tuesday for non-secular types)

Postby a386 » Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:04 pm UTC

is this why ihop is giving away free pancakes today? i did not know that this was why ihop did that. maybe it's not, maybe it's just a crazy coincidence.

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Re: Pancake Day 2008! (Or Shrove Tuesday for non-secular types)

Postby Mikeski » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:24 pm UTC

bigglesworth wrote:Wait, St Patrick's day is in the middle of Lent? And the traditional food is meat? :?:

Well, as long as St. Paddy's Day doesn't fall on a Friday, you're OK. :mrgreen:

And, at the time such a traditional St Patrick's Day food would have been though up, Catholics abstained from eating (formerly-air-breathing) meat on all Fridays, so it wouldn't have mattered if it was mid-Lent or not.

And despite being both Catholic and 1/8 Irish, I am not in favor of corned beef, generally, so Lenten-Friday-Saint-Pat's-Days don't affect me. (I realize I will likely be excommunicated for this if ever there's an Irish pope in my lifetime.)

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Re: Pancake Day 2008! (Or Shrove Tuesday for non-secular types)

Postby bigglesworth » Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:55 pm UTC

Really? I'm entirely English (well I'm 1/16 german, so therefore 100% anglo-saxon) and I like a bit of bully beef. It's great when trekking and you put an entire can-full between your bread (sans can).

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Re: Pancake Day 2008! (Or Shrove Tuesday for non-secular types)

Postby jgcrawfo » Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:58 pm UTC

I forgot pancake day and had some yesterday to make up for it!
They were unsweetened sourdough-buckwheat pancakes, and I ate them with goat cheese. Quite good!

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Re: Pancake Day 2008! (Or Shrove Tuesday for non-secular types)

Postby Silas » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:49 pm UTC

Bakemaster wrote:
Silas wrote:Or matzoh and maror

Of all the Pesach foods, you go with maror? Everyone knows charoset is far superior! And what about the king of soups!?


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bigglesworth wrote:Wait, St Patrick's day is in the middle of Lent? And the traditional food is meat? :?:


It's ok, Irish (well, more often Irish-American) bishops have been known to create a special dispensation for Patrick's day. (I'm not sure, but I thought days that were designated as feast days- including every Sunday- were exempt from the fast)
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Re: Pancake Day 2008! (Or Shrove Tuesday for non-secular types)

Postby bigglesworth » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:25 pm UTC

Really?, that's interesting.
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