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To have pancakes for dinner?

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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.

ScarletLady02 Tue 12-Feb-13 11:09:32

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

SummerRainIsADistantMemory Tue 12-Feb-13 11:09:39

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.

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