It is Pancake Day next Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday, 28th February 2017)
There's still time to buy the ingredients you need for making and eating pancakes next Tuesday. Or, if you're like me, you can cheat and buy ready-made pancakes and a squeezy lemon. But what we should be doing is using up all the fat in the larder ready for the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday when (historically) people fasted for forty days leading up to Easter. Not so common these days I have to admit, not even in this household. We might think about giving up chocolate or biscuits but even that is a tough one. Well, you know what they say: It's the thought that counts.
Here are two recipes:
Easy Pancakes from BBC Good Food - Pancakes
Basic Pancakes from Delia Smith - More pancakes
Of course, Pancake Day is also known as Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday). So if you want you can have a Carnival like they do in Rio. [Rio!]
If you would like something to read during Lent, I can recommend the book of Lent reflections by Delia Smith : A Feast for Lent You may find a copy on the book shelves at the front of the church and there are other Lent books there too. So have a look next time you are in church.
Burton Joyce Community Church
On the corner of Meadow Lane