Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Shrove Tuesday Means Pancakes

Shrove Tuesday is
"Pancake Day"
The tradition started in the Middle Ages when, to use up one's stores of flour and fat,
one ate pancakes on the day before Lent
Known as "Shrove Tuesday" in some parts of the world,
Known as "Mardi Gras" in others.

We like the Shrove Tuesday tradition of panckes.

Which makes a lovely winter breakfast

With little sausages, real butter and real maple syrup
And coffee . . . coffee is so much better with pancakes.

Breakfast is always blue and white
And in winter, a bowl of Clementines is often on the breakfast room table.

Tonight we shall go to Trinity Lutheran Church
in our little town
for they always have a Pancake Feed
It's their Shrove Tuesday tradition!

And tomorrow?

Linderhof's Ash Wednesday Traditions

The real German painted hen's eggs for the Easter egg tree in the dining room

My great great grandmother's glass eggs in a bowl on the coffee table

And the antique French lamb molds on the breakfast room table.


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

We've always had the pancakes for dinner on Shrove Tuesday but do add sausages or bacon too, yummy!
I have an aluminum lamb mould that I only ever used once but should pull it again for this year.

Antiques And Teacups said...

I had forgotten! Thanks for the reminder. I love pancakes...but my honey doesn't. Ah well. Love your table and especially the lamb mold! So cute!

Deb said...

I made your pancakes last year and they were wonderful. It's so nice to see some Spring things showing up on blogs. My favorite time of year is Easter and I cannot wait. Your table looks gorgeous and yummy.

Bookie said...

Your breakfast looks hearty and inviting. But doesn't everything look more tasty on blue and white... ha-ha
The calendar seems to be turning pages over quite quickly this year!

On Crooked Creek said...

Our Youth at our Church provide a Pancake Feed to earn money for their Summer Camp!!! Always good food and for a good cause!!!
You breakfast room is lovely all dressed in your blue & white dinnerware!
I put the Lent tree out in Studio One last week while I was working on streamling my shelves. My eggs are German handpainted, also!!!
Be blessed during Lent and all year through, dear friend!!!