Some days are just too snowy, too rainy, too cold or too something to venture out and today was one of them. However it felt like a day to celebrate health, happiness and a day to stay indoors and get things done. I have been out and about and not up to date on chores so laundry was like a mountain about the size that my grandkids were sledding down the other day. So what better than to celebrate Pancake Day!
I found out that Pancake days origin is for “Shrove Tuesday”. The day I learned comes from the word shrive, meaning “absolve” Shrove Tuesday I found is a day observed by many Christians for self-examination, of considering what wrongs they need to repent. It is all about Lent and making amends and the more I learn the more I wonder if it was not actually to be the day before Ash Wednesday.
A website called Baking Bits added that the tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday began as a way to use up ingredients including butter, milk and eggs that were not supposed to be eaten and would go bad during the period of Lent and that pancakes were a great way to use up these ingredients.
Well, I surely have a lot to repent for, my self indulgence, my lack of thankfulness for all I have and lately lack of dedication to the health I take for granted so I will use this day to reaffirm my dedication to taking care of God’s temple after eating my pancakes. With peanut butter and syrup on top the way my mother’s people eat their pancakes and French Toast. So, if I am as my mom always says, “A day late and dollar short” so beit, but anyway, Happy Pancake/Shrove Tuesday I celebrated it this morning and hope you did too!