Yes, I know, it's been aaaaages! I do apologise. Moving countries has a way of disrupting blogging. I will have to think of a new subtitle (suggestions on a postcard, please!) since this won't be a taste of Texas life any more, but I know some of my Texas friends will enjoy hearing about a taste of English life, and I hope the rest of you will too!
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...|
|All decorated! |
So that was our Pancake Day / Mardi Gras! If you are keeping Lent, I hope it is going well.