Here in England, Fat Tuesday is Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day! It's a day of indulgence before the period of abstinence that is Lent, hence the pancakes!
I love pancakes. I planned to make a day of it and have different types of pancakes, dressed different ways, for all three meals. I planned on American and English pancakes. England has thinner pancakes, more like crepes. Mr. R brought home a container of shake and pour pancake mix for me. I figured I would save that for the meal I felt least like making. We had a bad start to our day so that ended up being breakfast. Straight away I didn't like the looks of these pancakes. I cooked them for a loong time and they remained moist. I don't like moist bready things. I tried them the traditional way, with honey and lemon. I couldn't eat the entire thing. Again, moist bread... The next one I tried with peanut butter and Nutella. I was able to eat that one, but I still didn't love it. Nutella makes everything better, by the way. Scooch didn't love his either.
For lunch, I made American pancakes. I served them to Scooch with sliced strawberries, blueberries, and banana/apple puree (aka- baby food). For mine, I added some maple syrup that I bought special for Pancake Day. These were MUCH better aside from the maple syrup. It was only 40% maple syrup. The rest was flavoring and something called carob fruit syrup. Maple syrup on it's own is sooo sweet. Why, oh why did it need to be made sweeter? I thought I had a sweet tooth until I moved here. Everything has the sweet factor turned up to extreme and it really isn't for me. But, I guess there had to be something for me to miss in the states. If it wasn't for the food, I might have no reason to go back (only joking Mom!).