to not have had/made/gave the children ANY pancakes today?

(59 Posts)

<<awaits flaming>>

We have very eggy pancakes rather often (started doing this when it was the only way to get DS1 to try egg when he was being weaned some 9 years ago ), I had another dinner planned and DSs had asked for apple crumble for dessert.

So I, for one, have been on Pancake Strike today, hmph <<ducks behind barricades>>

Should that has been 'given the children' in the title? It should, shouldn't it blush

have been

FGS, I know English, honestly, I do...

I'll just carry on talking to myself in my broken English.

<<gets English textbooks out>>

We had our pancakes on sunday.

DD1 (4) told me she didnt like the egg bit and could I please take it out grin

PenguinBear Tue 12-Feb-13 19:26:39

YABU!! It was all my class could talk about today, not to mention my dc have been looking forward to it and sharing what they had with their friends tomorrow!

goneHaywire Tue 12-Feb-13 19:27:51

from your post our seems that your DCs are not really bothered and would rather have apple crumble...
I often find that pancake are more trouble than they're worth

We didn't have any

Figgygal Tue 12-Feb-13 19:28:10

We didn't have any and won't be either pancake day is as much crap as valentines day in my opinion

DancingInTheMoonlight Tue 12-Feb-13 19:29:17

I'm having Chinese to celebrate Chinese new year instead!

CremeEggThief Tue 12-Feb-13 19:31:15

None here either! I've only made pancakes once in my life, last year, and it was so stressful, I ended up in tears.

If DS (10) is that bothered, he can make them himself from now on.

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Tue 12-Feb-13 19:31:20

YANBU. I had to make pancakes because I am a childminder and I had a 6 yr old, 2 x 7 yr olds and 3 x 8 years olds demanding them!

Tryharder Tue 12-Feb-13 19:37:54

We didn't have them either. I was working all day, DH was off but forgot to go shopping to get eggs, plain flour and lemons. We had pizza instead. Kids upset for approx 30 seconds but I said we could have pancakes tomorrow instead.

5madthings Tue 12-Feb-13 19:44:20

Yanbu we didn't have them. Dp was working late and is now actually going to be home for two hours before going back to made a corned beef hash and they had that with beans. They did pas cake stuff at school today and we will have them another day. Tbh they are a weekend breakfast treat, not something I can be parsed doing on a school night when I am getting a cold and I have a child with a bumped head to keep an eye on, homework to supervise and all the usual stuff to be doing!

youfhearted Tue 12-Feb-13 19:47:29

i have to, its a ritual, particularly since dd now 13 wrote in her mothers day card when in reception that she loves mummy cos mummy makes pancakes smile blush
god she used to nag nag nag

purrpurr Tue 12-Feb-13 19:55:33

YABU. Pancake Day is sacred! I haven't had any pancakes either, my official pancake maker DH is away sad <cries>

BackforGood Tue 12-Feb-13 19:55:44

dd1 had them last night (twice) - once helping at Beavers then at her own Explorers
dd2 had them a Breakfast club, then again at dinner time at school
But we still had them tonight.
I mean, you just have to, surely? Isn't it the law or something ?

SocialClimber Tue 12-Feb-13 20:01:05

I could cry. I very nearly did. I CANNOT cook pancakes to save my life. Seriously, 8 stuck-to-the-pan pancakes later and I'm waiting or DH to get home before I fling the frying pan out the door.

DialsMavis Tue 12-Feb-13 20:08:32

Mine were amazing this year <preens> smile

youfhearted Tue 12-Feb-13 20:11:08

my first one or two are always crap, and by the time they are really good, i have run out of batter. every time.

missorinoco Tue 12-Feb-13 20:13:43

I'm the only non sick member of my house, we're doing it tomorrow, otherwise I would never have gotten away with it.

SocialClimber, the Scotch pancake recipe from Mumsnet is a doddle. You just have to convince the kids not all pancakes need flipping. Replacing my knackered pan also helped. Prior to that I used to heat the evil thing for a few mins, then run a kitchen towel with melted butter on it between pancakes. Typing this I am having memories of cursing the pan as I made pancakes. Sling the pan out of the door. You will feel better. (You can always get it back in later after a glass of wine.)

SocialClimber Tue 12-Feb-13 20:17:17

Yes, yes I do think I will feel better! It must be the pan now you mention it because I used to do them just fine...well, as youfhearted says, my first couple are always dodgy.

DH is doing them now but but I will try that scotch pancake recipe.

ratbagcatbag Tue 12-Feb-13 20:18:32

I had pancakes, my DSS has just returned from athletics and declared he wants more, he's 14 and can just about manage cold rice pudding. He's going to attempt to finish the rest of the mix and make his own. < fire brigade on speed dial>

Ah, well, if there is a Law then the rozzers will be round here shortly <<hides>>

I love making pancakes and make them all the time so don't find them much hassle. The trick not not have them stick is to heat the oil (butter?? what butter?) until it's really hot, then LET IT COOL DOWN A BIT for the first pancake. The rest will be easy-peasy.
I hate my non-stick pan as it is no longer non-stick and you can still not actually scour it. My stainless steel one is fab.

DS's nursery class made at school, thus absolving me of my duty. Bonus.

ouryve Tue 12-Feb-13 20:21:43

If it's any consolation, DS1's banned pancake day. We had rhubarb crumble for pud, tonight. Made with the first British rhubarb. A little pricey, but delicious.

wonderstuff Tue 12-Feb-13 20:21:45

dancing I'm loving your style! No pancakes here, only made it home in time for bedtime story and bed. [badmummyemoticon]

DontEvenThinkAboutIt Tue 12-Feb-13 20:21:48


Will nobody think of the children. shock

Its not to late to remedy the situation, go on,back into the kitchen. NOW!
Think of the lovely sugery lemonyness.

You don't even have to make them yourself. The ready made ones are perfectly OK.

missorinoco Tue 12-Feb-13 20:24:30

Butter as per the MN recipe. I have no imagination in some aspects of my life. It says melt butter and use some in pan. There are Lemmings that diversify more than me when it comes to following a recipe.

Although now you mention it, it is quite obvious I could have used oil!

missorinoco Tue 12-Feb-13 20:25:55

I tried to give mine pancakes with chocolate spread and bananas once. They looked at me in horror, so I had to eat them all myself. Might try that again tomorrow, hopefully they will still hate the concept.

But, but, but pancakes with Nutella and banana are delicious - shock at your DCs, missorinoco!
I thought butter's ?smoking point was too low for actual frying, non?
I llike butter ON the pancake, melted like, when it's done.

Yes, yes, my DCs are very deprived, almost neglected <<surveyes minimal dinner left-overs>> grin

IME 14 year olds can consume an entire pancake recipe on their own. After dinner. And before dessert grin.

DancingInTheMoonlight Tue 12-Feb-13 20:31:35

wonderstuff i collect ds from the cm an hour before bed! No way i was sending him to bed on a syrupy sugar high! (plus I'm rubbish at making them)

vvviola Tue 12-Feb-13 20:32:23

It doesn't seem to be a thing here (NZ) so DD1 didn't ask. DD2 is allergic to egg and dairy, which makes pancake making a bit more complex.

So, I made an executive decision that we were going to move pancake day to the weekend when I have time to wrestle with the egg/dairy free version & DH is home to wrangle the DDs while I do it.

YANBU- no pancakes here either.

i'm on a diet, DH is in hospital, DS doesn't like them & DD is only 6 months old.

i really wanted them though!

DontEvenThinkAboutIt Tue 12-Feb-13 22:09:39

Don't worry everyone. My DD has just informed me that it is PANCAKE WEEK's not just today smile

Lovelygoldboots Tue 12-Feb-13 22:16:25

I have had a tooth pulled out today and still made pancakes <awaits flaming for being smug>

spiderlight Tue 12-Feb-13 22:17:16

We had them last Tuesday by accident, after another mum on the school run convinced me that it was pancake day, but they went a bit wrong so I was quite glad of the excuse to have them again today. I even managed to flip them, for the first time ever grin

Lovelygoldboots how smug - having a tooth out doesn't affect your hands does it? You can still wield a pancake flipper..................well you did ask to be flamed grin grin grin

We had pancakes with syrup and peaches (and areosol cream for mine) nom nom nom

bringonyourwreckingball Tue 12-Feb-13 22:28:48

I made the dc American style pancakes for breakfast. I curse every year that pancake day is on a Tuesday as it's my busiest work day and had hoped they wouldn't notice this year but dd2 came out of school yesterday yelling 'pancake day woohoo I love mummy's pancakes' so what could I do?

Pancakeflipper Tue 12-Feb-13 22:29:43

I used the Bero recipe for my special day.
And I mastered the dairy-free ones. I am one happy Pancakeflipper.

EndoplasmicReticulum Tue 12-Feb-13 22:31:21

I've had two lots today - one at school, more when I got home. Husband cooked them though.

wreckingball, you need to make a stand against the tyrrany that is Pancake Day <<raises fist in defiance>>

Pancake Week shock?? I really don't think so, Donteven...

I feel relieved that I am not entirely on my own with Pancake Refusal today grin.

Lovelygoldboots Tue 12-Feb-13 22:33:26

70isalimitnotatarget, it did affect my hands. The other one has been pressed on the side of my face..<ow emoticon>. To be honest pancakes is the one thing I can do that makes me feel like a good mummy. I can't bake at all.

StuntGirl Tue 12-Feb-13 23:23:58

Ooh we had crepes cannelloni and salad followed by Nigella's mascarpone and ricotta pancakes with rum-steeped strawberries. I may make the rum strawberries to go with everything now, they were that good.

I love pancake day, would be gutted if I missed it. Besides, I have to have something nice before my self-imposed chocolate ban <weeps>

ReturnOfEmeraldGreen Tue 12-Feb-13 23:25:25

YABU. No pancakes?! shock

BluelightsAndSirens Tue 12-Feb-13 23:32:08

Yabu mine had pancakes and sugar for their dinner.

Thingiebob Tue 12-Feb-13 23:32:16

No pancakes here either. I was too busy, pregnant and I'm probably the only one who likes them. I have tried pancakes with Nutella and banana on my three yr old before. I think she thought it was a waste of a perfectly good banana.

DD(4) helped me make the batter, watched me fry the pancakes and helped spread nutella on them. Then in typical 4 year old fashion declared she doesn't like pancakes or nutella. DP and I scoffed the lot and DD had an apple grin

deleted203 Tue 12-Feb-13 23:34:24

Hooray! I'm not the only shit mother in the world! grin I couldn't be arsed with faffing with pancakes, TBH. Easier to cook something else.

I didn't have any either!

Dh made the kids pancaked with bacon and maple syrup for dinner!

Ds asked why he was having breakfast at dinner time!

madbengal Wed 13-Feb-13 00:11:25

we had pancakes today DD had a friend round so was meant to be a joint effort, except I was left doing all the work while they plonked themselves on sofa ummmm think I missed that trick lol

MusicalEndorphins Wed 13-Feb-13 01:38:14

Non pancake eaters here.

AlienReflux Wed 13-Feb-13 02:18:28

My pan is soaking in the kitchen as I speak.tried some poxy Delia recipe, batter was like water, probably because it was half milk half water, thought she knew what she was doing?? They just weren't right, so I gave up and promised pancakes tomorrow!

sashh Wed 13-Feb-13 04:24:30

I never make them on Shrove Tuesday. For me it would be too much like doing something religious.

I do make them quite often though, nice easy breakfast.


Poor you.

If you want to try again here is my method. It's all about preparation.

make the batter in a jug bowl.
a ladle
have two frying pans, one smaller than the other.
cut lard into tiny cubes - you need one or two per pancake.
a plate.

OK put both pans on the hob - at the front and the plate on a back ring - do not put heat under the plate, just under the pans.

melt lard in both pans.

use the ladle to put batter in the smaller pan, move the pan around to coat it with batter. Cook until you see tiny holes appear.

Pick up the pan and turn it over on top of the bigger pan, leave the pancake to cook on the other side in the bigger pan.

melt fat in smaller pan.

pour batter into smaller pan, by this time the pancake in the bigger pan is cooked and you can tip it onto the plate.

keep going until all the pancakes are cooked.

Oh and the first pancake is always rubbish.

Alligatorpie Wed 13-Feb-13 04:46:59

I am eating low carb, no one asked for them, so i ddn't make them.

angelsonhigh Wed 13-Feb-13 05:17:55

Umm, I use a pancake maker. Pancakes always turn out lovely.

When I am feeling particularly lazy I use pancake mix (fill with water and shake). DC don't really know the differenceblush

flow4 Wed 13-Feb-13 05:45:22

I do not, DO not understand pancake mix! grin Especially the ones that say "Just add an egg" - which means they're containers full of flour and dried milk for 10 times the price of flour and real milk!

Making pancake batter is very easy (1/2 pint milk, 1 egg, 4 oz flour, pinch of salt --> whisk it all), and cooking them is also easy (non-stick pan, get it v hot, melt a sugar-lump sized knob of butter for each one and pour in the batter when it starts to brown), but it just takes so much TIME!

Half an hour of work for 2 minutes of scoffing! shock Pancakes have the worst effort-to-munch ratio of any food I can think of!

IsThatTrue Wed 13-Feb-13 05:46:17

I kept to my familes time honoured tradition of NOT having pancakes on pancake day.

When I lived with DM and DDad we used to have pancakes about once a month but never on pancake day, not on purpose it's just no one wanted them/wanted to cook them/we didn't have lemon or eggs.

So to preserve a family tradition I ransacked the cupboard and realised I had no lemon juice/lemons refused to make pancakes on pancake day!

Oh and DS doesn't like them! hmm strange boy that one, he doesn't like cake or biscuits either!

missorinoco Wed 13-Feb-13 21:11:17

They still didn't want pancakes with nutella and bananas. Nobly I ate the offering rather than waste it.

I can see what you mean about melted butter being too hot for them. I melt it in the microwave, then smear a little across the pan with kitchen roll. Greases the pan without burning the butter. Forgot to try oil today, next time.

shock at 2-pan-technique - that sounds complicated.

I feel a family tradition of Not Pancake Day on Shrove Tuesday coming on grin<any excuse>

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