To have pancakes for dinner?

(50 Posts)
Kyrptonite Tue 12-Feb-13 11:01:21

We usually have a cold lunch and hot dinner. DCs are 2&3. I'm pregnant and craving pancakes and its pancake day.

If I do a hot lunch and pancakes for dinner is it ok? It's a one-off but I feel like it may be crappy parenting!

Sugarice Tue 12-Feb-13 11:03:40

Will pancakes be substantial enough to keep them full as an evening meal?

SkinnybitchWannabe Tue 12-Feb-13 11:04:00

No way are you BU. What a lovely treat for you and your little dc.
When you're pregnant you can do whatever you want especially when you also have 2&3 year olds!!

VinegarDrinker Tue 12-Feb-13 11:04:30

Pancakes are hot. And anyhow why does the temperature of the meal matter?!

Personally I'm planning on savoury pancakes for lunch and sweet pancakes for dinner.

Kyrptonite Tue 12-Feb-13 11:05:29

It should keep them going. I might do a more filling snack this afternoon.

Kyrptonite Tue 12-Feb-13 11:06:14

I meant hot as in a proper meal as opposed to sandwiches and whatever's lurking in the fridge!

SavoyCabbage Tue 12-Feb-13 11:06:45

Mine have had theirs and are in bed. And they have had a swimming lesson after school!

I did make chilli to go with it but they opted for the lemon and sugar option.

I always had pancakes on shrove Tuesday growing up and I'm sure I ate more rather than less.

manicbmc Tue 12-Feb-13 11:06:56

We're having soup (not too filling) and then stuffing our faces with as many pancakes as I can make. grin

ivanapoo Tue 12-Feb-13 11:08:36

It would be wrong not to. YANBU.

I'm doing spinach and three cheese pancakes for main course and sweet ones for pudding.

Make galettes (buckwheat flour savoury pancakes) if you want it to be a bit healthier and more filling.

Bobloblaw Tue 12-Feb-13 11:09:11

We are having pancakes with cheese, beans, ham and spinach for our dinner, then american pancakes with maple syrup for pudding. I love pancake day.

My Mum always used to do wholemeal savoury pancakes for dinner, with chilli etc (nicer than it sounds!) and then sweet ones for that's what I'm doing for us.

As far as lemon and sugar goes of your five a day at least grin

We always have pancakes for dinner on shrove Tuesday smile

MrsKeithRichards Tue 12-Feb-13 11:11:50

It's the law to have pancake for dinner on pancake day.

Fourkisses Tue 12-Feb-13 11:12:28

Have savoury pancakes followed by sweet. We're having savoury mince pancakes (think sloppy joe style) with melted cheese for dinner, and lemon and sugar pancakes for afters.
Other savoury ideas - ham and cheese? Roasted veg? Chicken and mushroom? Anything you might put in a toasted sandwich?

WafflesandWhippedCream Tue 12-Feb-13 11:17:28

We are having savoury pancakes for dinner - and I'm just going to serve sandwiches for lunch. (or at least I was, there's a regular blizzard going on outside atm, so it might end up being whatever I can dig out of the freezer for lunch, as we haven't any bread...)
I'm making my savoury pancakes with spelt flour in a pathetic attempt at making them healthy before I pile bacon and cheese and mushrooms all over them. We already had sweet pancakes for breakfast grin

Cantbelieveitsnotbutter Tue 12-Feb-13 11:18:48

I'm doing left over stew for a late lunch then sweet pancakes for dinner.

KirstyJC Tue 12-Feb-13 11:18:55

We always have pancakes too, although I have left it a bit late to buy flour this year!

You just make about 5 each, that will fill you and them up a treat.

We have this for dinner when we are really skint - the kids all think it is a real treat too (and so do I actually - love pancakes)

I like sliced banana fried in butter, then put on top of pancake with generous squeeze of chocolate sauce and then folded into quarters. Yum!

bedmonster Tue 12-Feb-13 11:20:48

We had pancakes for breakfast, but we all had a 'proper' breakfast first, so DDs had a smaller bowl of cereal then 2 pancakes. I don't think there's enough substance to set them up for a day of school.
I am making a chilli right now along with a stack of pancakes to make enchilladas. Then we will have pancakes for pudding.
YANBU to have them for dinner if you think it will fill them up enough. It's a one off isn't it?

whois Tue 12-Feb-13 12:46:17

Do pancakes with savoury stuff for tea before the sweet ones. Ham and cheese, bolagnaise, steak strips and cheese etc etc

giraffesCantFlipPancakes Tue 12-Feb-13 12:52:23

Course not

Mandy2003 Tue 12-Feb-13 13:01:47

Dutch pancakes! We used to go here for dinner before the theatre in the West End, or even for an occasional treat when I was a child.

Think large pizza sizes and you won't go far wrong at home with doing savory ones for dinner tonight smile

KellyElly Tue 12-Feb-13 13:06:04

As long as you have one main meal a day, it doesn't matter if it's at lunch time or dinner time. In fact it's better for your metabolism to have a lighter evening meal and a more hearty lunch. Go for the pancakes!

lottiegarbanzo Tue 12-Feb-13 13:10:46

Savoury pancake main, sweet pancake pudding, that's a lot more substantial than most of my dinners, I'm always stuffed on pancake day.

diddl Tue 12-Feb-13 13:11:27

Only just realised that it´s todayblush

We usually have our main meal at lunch time & tbh, pancakes count as that for me!

Annoyingly, have already cooked as had forgotten!

worriedmum100 Tue 12-Feb-13 13:15:31


Yum - lots of nice ideas here.... we are going to have pancakes with a kind of carbonara filling (Bacon, mushroom, cream, parmesan...mmmm) for dinner.

MsVestibule Tue 12-Feb-13 13:15:58

We normally have pancakes for dinner, but as my parents are staying, I'm not sure if I can be bothered making enough for 6 people for a main meal! So we'll be having a normal dinner, then a couple of pancakes each for pudding <salivates at the thought of all that lemon and sugar>.


AnnIonicIsoTronic Tue 12-Feb-13 13:29:08

I'm having bacon-y pancakes for dinner.

Tis the law

Dancergirl Tue 12-Feb-13 13:33:37

The only problem with making pancakes I find, is that I do all the work and barely get to eat any!

How do you all manage it? Once the pan is hot, it's a non-stop operation - I put them on a plate once each one is done, dd1 takes it to the table where we have fillings/toppings put out, meanwhile I'm still making them, she brings the plate back to be the time I've finished all the batter they're nearly all gone!

piprabbit Tue 12-Feb-13 13:34:50

We are having savoury pancakes followed by sweet pancakes for dinner tea. Afterwards, we may have to lay on the floor with our trouser buttons undone until we feel able to move.

firawla Tue 12-Feb-13 13:37:51

OP half the country will probably be having pancakes for dinner - it is pancake day, its fine and normal! Wouldnt worry

worriedmum100 Tue 12-Feb-13 13:39:33

dancer I transfer each pancake to a warm plate in the oven and take them to the table all at once. That way you get your fair share!

DrCoconut Tue 12-Feb-13 13:41:36

We're having banana nutella pancakes for tea. They are healthy cos they have fruit in so there!

inchoccyheaven Tue 12-Feb-13 13:43:05

Dancergirl DH is pancake maker in our house and he has a pan of simmering water on the hob with a plate on top where he puts the pancakes and covers them a large saucepan lid. When they are all made he brings them to the table. All stay hot, only the bottom one goes a bit rubbery but not inedible.

We have sweet pancakes for our tea and only have sandwiches for lunch. Not going to kill us not to have a proper meal for once.

2rebecca Tue 12-Feb-13 13:45:49

We always have pancakes for dinner on shrove Tuesday. I'll sometimes add a sandwich beforehand but usually it's just pancakes with assorted toppings.

forevergreek Tue 12-Feb-13 13:52:12

I plan on making pancakes and giving them a jar of nutella to fill them with. Plus banana. ( they are 18months and 3). It's a very sweet meal ( they rarely have anything unhealthy), but they are going to love it! I just need pictures of the mess created for later years and I think it's great memories to create once a year.

(they did have butternut squash and mushroom risotto for lunch)

I had planned on having pesto with spinach mixed in and pasta for dinner, can I do the spinach and pesto mixture with savoury pancakes instead?

Also is savoury pancake mix different to sweet pancake mix?

NumericalMum Tue 12-Feb-13 14:14:41

Can someone please explain why people buy pancakes? Possibly the easiest thing to make in the world. And so much fun!

piprabbit Tue 12-Feb-13 14:19:41

Because I have never, ever successfully cooked a pancake. I have 30 years of intermittent trying under my belt and I just can't do it. So I buy some packet ones and have a lovely, stress-free tea instead.

amicissimma Tue 12-Feb-13 14:22:58

Eggs, milk, flour and a little oil or butter. Is that scrambled eggs on toast or pancakes? Is one 'real' food and one not?

Pancakes with sugar and lemon for dinner here, with a clear conscience!

I have had pancackes for lunch....and will be having them for dinner too. I cant even pretend to have healthed them up a bit either - dripping in lemon and sugar everytime, yum! grin

piprabbit Tue 12-Feb-13 14:33:07

Eggs, milk and butter is scrambled eggs - yum.
Eggs, milk, flour and butter turns into a claggy, damp, rubbery mess when I cook.

forevergreek Tue 12-Feb-13 14:39:59

I just mix eggs, milk and flour and use a ladle at a time to make a large pancake

Definitely not unreasonable I tried and failed to make pancakes over the weekend (and ended up with chocolatey goodness!) but I succeeded today. If there was any batter left, they'd be having them for dinner too!

DeafLeopard Tue 12-Feb-13 14:47:58

YANBU - we have savoury ones to start with - I dump a load of chopped veg, beans, cheese and ham on the table and let them at it.

Then syrup, lemon, sugar, nutella, bananas, raspberries, strawberries, ice cream, chopped nuts for sweet pancakes.

Shinyshoes1 Tue 12-Feb-13 14:56:26

Go for it .

I have made a stack of pancakethe toppings are
Choc covered strawberries
Lemon and sugar
Single cream

I've done about 20 and they are all ready to go in the oven for warming through when the children come home from school

This is their dinner and took me 45 mins to cook them , I'm not cooking anything else

Lueji Tue 12-Feb-13 14:59:32

I usually have a hot lunch and hot dinner.
And I'm having pancakes for dinner, with my 8 year old. smile

Mandy2003 Tue 12-Feb-13 15:36:26

I just went to Waitrose (!) and got a pot of Yeo organic fruit compote which was vastly reduced in price smile

Guess what we're having for dessert tonight?

PurpleStorm Tue 12-Feb-13 15:41:18


It's Pancake Day. Eating pancakes on Pancake Day is a must. We're having pancakes for dinner too. Savoury ones with cheese, and maybe sweet ones for dessert if we're still hungry smile

McNewPants2013 Tue 12-Feb-13 17:30:14

Go for it.

We have had cream, bananas, strawberry, maple syrup, Nutella, sugar and lemon. ( it was for evening meal)

The kids and me are stuffed.

Tomorrow it will be back to normal, and for once every thing has been eaten

wibblyjelly Tue 12-Feb-13 20:52:18

Dh and I normally have a 3 course pancake meal on pancake day, which I lovingly refer to as our panquet! However, this year, a teething ds has meant we haven't had time this year sad

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