Settling back into your native country is not a particularly easy process, as we have found and many others we've spoken to have told us. So I thought I'd try and make Shrove Tuesday a bit more of a celebration this year.
I kept the main course simple and nutritious - shallow-fried fish, stir-braised cabbage with cumin, and sweetcorn - so that we could gorge ourselves on the obligatory PANCAKES. While I can make crepes if I have to, American-style pancakes are so much easier. A huge plateful soon diminished, accompanied with warmed golden syrup, fresh blueberries, butter and yogurt.
|I love the identical expressions!|
And then it was time for the creative part! Toby loves colouring and sticking now, so I cut out some Mardi Gras masks and we got busy decorating. Some feathers and sequins might have been fun, too, but I think we made quite a good effort. Once all the glitter glue was dry, I stapled them to straws for handles.
|Modelling the results.|
|I spy with my little eye...|
So that was our Pancake Day / Mardi Gras! If you are keeping Lent, I hope it is going well.