It’s Pancake Day!
The day is not over yet, at least in the Pacific time zone. Hurry! Go make your pancakes if you haven’t yet. Breakfast at midnight can be a fun experience.
What is special about February 28, 2017?
February 28, 2017, according to the National Day Calendar, is known as:
- FAT TUESDAY
- NATIONAL CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE DAY
- NATIONAL PUBLIC SLEEPING DAY
- NATIONAL TOOTH FAIRY DAY
- NATIONAL FLORAL DESIGN DAY
- NATIONAL RARE DISEASE DAY USA
- NATIONAL SPAY DAY
The one I’ll discuss from the list in this post is pancakes. What is the deal about pancakes being made on February 28, 2017?
Pancake Day is connected to Fat Tuesday, aka Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras (French for Fat Tuesday). It’s the last day of feasting before Lent which begins on Ash Wednesday. The date varies, but this year happens to be February 28th. And if you’re observing Fat Tuesday for the real reasons, it’s good to know the reason you are doing so. Right?
Today I saved my pancake making to dinner time. Breakfast is good any time of the day, and pancakes and eggs sounded great to me.
The recipe I chose is very simple and extremely easy and cooked on an electric griddle, my favorite cooking appliance. It just so happened that I had purchased a pancake mix recently. The box has been on the counter, unopened. Pancake Day sounded like a great time to open the pancake mix. However, I didn’t go exactly by the directions. Check out the recipe below to see how it was adapted. The box recipe makes enough for up to four people. Of course, two or three people who eat a lot may need to make the recipe as described on the package.
pancakes from a box mix adapted with lemon honey
- 1 cup Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix
- 1 ea egg
- 1 tsp lemon honey
- 3/4 cup organic 2% milk
Beat the egg, and mix in the cup of pancake mix.
Melt the honey in the microwave then add to the egg and pancake mix.
Pour in the milk, and stir all ingredients.
Pour a ladle full of the mix onto a hot electric griddle (approx. 250 degrees).
Flip the pancakes over when they are covered with bubbles.
When the pancakes look golden, remove from the griddle and place on a plate for serving.
I hope you’ve enjoyed your pancakes today. If not, try out the recipe above one day and see how you like it. Increase the honey lemon if you like it really sweet. Add water instead of the milk if you choose. Adapt it to suit your tastes.
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