It’s the day before Lent, a day that is known by many names. The official name is Shrove Tuesday, but you may know it as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras. There is another name that is used and it is my personal favorite – Pancake Day. Who doesn’t want to participate in Pancake Day!
Shrove Tuesday was meant to be a reminder that the time of Lent was about to begin. In history, Christians during Lent gave up rich tasty foods such as eggs, butter, cheese and fat. (all those on Keto just let out a yelp!) Shrove Tuesday was the last day to use them and think about it – can you think of a better way to use them then to make pancakes!!
So in Su and Lu style, we will be making three different types and weighing in on our findings. We have chosen for our family’s dining pleasure: a Paleo version (Birch Benders), a Keto version (homemade – recipe below) and for the kiddos – their fav Whataburger Pancake mix. And of course, there was bacon.
We had so much fun in the prep that even Lil joined us.
Now for the review. The kids devoured the Whataburger ones with mini chocolate chips and warmed “VERMONT” maple syrup (you must understand it is important to Su that only “VERMONT” maple syrup touch her lips). The Paleo ones were very good. Fluffy similar to traditional pancakes and make for a great nutritional substitution. Next time we decided we would add a little more water than what it called for. NOW for the KETO pancakes. We both loved them! They get the Su and Lu stamp of approval! They are crepe-like and we have even schemed that next time we will make a lemon-ricotta-blueberry sauce to complement. Since I am eating pretty much Keto this was exciting to make something so easy and delicious.
We are a pair, Su and I. Always ready for adventure especially in food. But also in time spent together we also share our hearts. We emptied our shelves of butter, eggs and milk tonight. What if we took that a step further. What if we empty ourselves of the things that are weighing us down – what might we have room for in our lives? I am glad for Pancake Day with Su!
Keto Pancakes Recipe
* 4oz cream cheese- softened
* 4 eggs
*optional: vanilla and/or cinnamon. (we didn’t use either)
1. Blend all ingredients thoroughly in a blender.
2. Heat the griddle/pan on medium high.
3. add butter to the griddle (we did this with each pancake), pour about 1/4 cup of the batter to cook on one side until golden (this is super important!!! don’t turn too early!!) then flip and cook on the other side for another minute or two.
4. EAT and enjoy!!