Super Pancake Tuesday at Périers
Phew! Some of us would have been in need of Ash Wednesday and Lent, the beginning of fasting!
At the excellent “Pancake Day” at John and Janet’s home, we all tucked into crêpe after crêpe, anxious to see to it that, as was the old custom, all the yummy food in the house was eaten up; then, when the sun came up on Ash Wednesday we would each get serious and give up lots of foods. For quite a few days. Really Not.
But still the crêpes flew, always finding an eager-sounding “Well, I seem to have finished that one, so, yes, happy to help you out and eat the one you need a taker for!” or else “Ah! Just let me use that little one to try out this other topping everyone likes!”. Or an overly-concerned “No. I couldn’t. I shouldn’t really. Might not one of the others like it? Ah, OK, yes, that’s my plate!”
It seemed that several of our dedicated ladies whizzed from kitchen to table for ages, with yet another pile of flat golden goodies soon to be clad in jams, sauces, cream, fruits and the like, while those in charge of the crêpe factory managed to keep chat going while dealing them like a pack of cards. Ace effort, team!
Was it just our table that became quieter and quieter as the needle crept up to “Full” and then towards “Full-to-Popping”? Talk of lunch and, eventually, any mention of food faded as sugar rush and coffee etc took effect. On our table the gents were crusted at one end and talk at that end turned to what to do with new presidents and, at the other end of the same table, to what to do with our end of the table. Contentment all round.
As usual, John and Janet did us all very well and we thank them and all those who joined in and helped all round – again – and made for such an enjoyable get-together. So, make a note for 2018, friends, in 249 days, it’s Tuesday the 18th of February.
Write up and photos courtesy of members