Tuesday 5 February 2008

Awards, Pancake Day & Being Useless

The lovely Lane forwarded this award to me - my very first award and I think it's great. I'm supposed to forward it on to 10 people and although I've tried - for the past 40 minutes - I know, I know, I am totally hopeless and can't seem to figure out how to link/tag/not sure what it is called, the 10 people's names. So if anyone can help me as obviously I must be having an even blonder day than usual, I would be most grateful.

Thankfully it's Pancake Day and dd and I made up our batter last night and put it in the fridge. I have no idea why I should do that but my grandmother told me years ago that I should and I never thought to ask why, I just do it. So in a minute I shall don my pink polkadot apron and get pancake tossing! We have some glorious maple syrup kindly donated by a Canadian legal firm that I deal with through work and the children have been desperate to try it out. I think more because they like the bottle than anything else.


HelenMWalters said...

You definitely did right to leave the batter in the fridge, (I think it's so the starch in the flour can relax or something!!!!) And real maple syrup! Yummy

Anonymous said...

Hope you enjoyed your pancakes! Z made some at school and I was really looking forward to trying them...until he said he ate them all on his own! Feel hungry now talking about them..
btw, you arent having a blonde moment as I dont understand the link thing for the award either!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

helenmh - Oh, I see. Well they certainly tasted wonderful, although after my two and dh had theirs I only had enough batter to have one myself. Mind you, that's probably not such a bad thing!

motherx - Loved them. So sorry you didn't get to sample any of Z's pancakes though.

I'm glad I'm not the only one, that makes me feel better.

Karen said...

Do you know, no-one likes pancakes in our house! Most odd. We've tried. We've even made them year after year, but finally we've all confessed that...well, actually, we're not keen! Strangely, I missed making them yesterday though :(

Annieye said...

We've got our pancakes tonight, because Tyler wanted to come for tea tonight to get them two days running. (Three-year olds these days are very cunning.) I'm just waiting for his chicken nuggets to cook and then I'll make them. We've got them with sugar and lemon.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

karen clarke - isn't it funny how even if we don't like a tradition or grow out of it (Christmas stockings for example) one still misses doing it. I have to admit that I still do the stocking bit even though mine are older now.

annieye - Hope you thoroughly enjoy them. I remember when my daughter was about 4 and at her father's house for Christmas Eve and insisted that Coco (a teddy) had to have his own stocking. She ended up with more chocolates than the other four children. So clever.

No idea why I'm thinking of Christmas?

Lane Mathias said...

Hope the pancakes were successful.

Re links ... ok

you're in the compose page of blogger where you write your post.

You type the name ie Lane and highlight it.

Then in a new tab you open my page and highlight (ctrl C) the url (without the http bit so just laneswrite.blogspot.com).

Then you go back to your compose page and along the little icons where you can change font etc is a symbol that looks like a chain.

Click on it and a box will appear asking you to paste in what you want to appear as a link.
Paste in laneswrite.blogspot.com or who ever it is

Click ok

Voila , it will appear as a link.

Hope this helps.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

lane - Hurrah, I've done it. Thanks so much for your help. I had ds helping me to do this the other night, so I shall have to tell him how to do it too.

Leigh Forbes said...

Oh, yes, you should always make batter at least two hours in advance, and if possible the day before to be refrigerated overnight.

I don't know how I know this. In fact, I'd forgotten I knew it at all until you brought the subject up. But you've definitely got it right!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

leigh - Leaving the batter overnight certainly worked, they were delicious pancakes. Trouble is, the children want them again this weekend.