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Pancakes for tea - AIBU or DH?!

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glitterazi Sun 26-Feb-17 23:51:04

It's Pancake Day on Tuesday! Bloody love Pancake Day.
Although, who's BU?
I think stacks of pancakes for tea on Pancake Day (dinner to the Southerner lot) with loads of different toppings, fruit and fillings is perfectly adequate.
DH thinks that's not a substantial tea, and they're perfectly good as a starter but it's not a main meal for the kids.
Am I unreasonable to think "Shurrup, it's Pancake Day!" and continue to fill us all with pancakes or do you do something else as well?

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 26-Feb-17 23:52:24

Make some, fill with veggies, cover with cheese sauce and bake. Mmmmmmm.

mynachos Sun 26-Feb-17 23:52:35

perfectly acceptable...its only once a year

SellMySoulForSomeSleep Sun 26-Feb-17 23:57:05

DH is so unreasonable.
I fill myself up to the brim with pancakes. Did when I was a kid as well.
Mmmm pancakes.

Nocabbageinmyeye Sun 26-Feb-17 23:57:29

I'm with you but my dh is with your dh so he can cook his own tea grin and mine won't even see fruit on theirs but lots of melted curly wurly filled pancakes and ice cream should fill them nicely wink

piknmixer Sun 26-Feb-17 23:57:30

YANBU Pancakes rule.

Every Pancake Day we say "why don't we have pancakes for tea once a week?"

We've still not had pancakes since last Pancake Day hmm

AprilTheGiraffe Mon 27-Feb-17 00:00:13

I love pancakes but I'm so, so bad at making them. What's the secret?? They just don't seem to cook well.

antimatter Mon 27-Feb-17 00:00:14

Of course he is BVU!

WhoKn0wsWhereTheTimeG0es Mon 27-Feb-17 00:04:09

We have normal dinner and pancakes afterwards, my DCs don't like them savoury or with lots of toppings and fancy stuff, just a bit of sugar or golden syrup.

Floralnomad Mon 27-Feb-17 00:06:27

We have a normal dinner and pancakes as dessert .

AdaColeman Mon 27-Feb-17 00:07:08

You are right.
If anyone is hungry later they can have a mug of soup or similar snack.

gluteustothemaximus Mon 27-Feb-17 00:10:11

Same here. Kids love a pancake tea, but DH says it doesn't fill him up, and asks what's for mains grin

I use this recipe April www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3374/perfect-pancakes

Lucked Mon 27-Feb-17 00:10:50

We also do savoury crepes. I like chicken, mushroom in a creamy garlic sauce wrapped into parcels. Yum.

Topseyt Mon 27-Feb-17 00:11:47

Of course he is being unreasonable.

Plenty of pancakes with a variety of toppings is a perfectly adequate, nutritious and filling meal. It is also once a year (though I should do it more often).

You can do savoury ones followed by sweet ones. Why the hell not? Do that. Then when everyone including him is stuffed to bursting point see whether he still thinks it hasn't been enough.

deadringer Mon 27-Feb-17 00:17:28

I hate pancake Tuesday but the dc love it so i will spend my afternoon making pancake after bloody pancake! My dh is like yours every year he says we should have a proper dinner but i just let him sort something out for himself. I love a savory filling, salmon and mayonnaise is my favourite so that will be my tea sorted. As pp say it's only once a year. (thank god)

GoodyGoodyGumdrops Mon 27-Feb-17 00:18:28

Pancake dinner is brilliant! I start making them an hour or so before dinner, so that there are stacks keeping warm under foil in the oven, otherwise I wouldn't get any.

First we have savoury fillings: tuna mayo, grated cheese, pesto, whatever you fancy from the fridge. Usually have juice to drink with the savouries.

Then we have the sweet fillings: bananas, Nutella, peanut butter, jam, maple sugar, sugar-n-lemon, sugar-n-cinnamon, sugar-n-cocoa powder, anything else you can think of! We drink tea with the sweets.

Then we are stuffed. Unsurprisingly, as the five of us will have got through about 3" (stacked) of pancakes!

glitterazi Mon 27-Feb-17 00:20:50

and mine won't even see fruit on theirs

I put lots of sliced fruit out but more often than not they blatantly ignore the fruit and just slap chocolate spread or jam liberally on instead.... hmm smile

Hawkmoth Mon 27-Feb-17 00:22:19

One ham and cheese pancake each followed by whatever the kids want. Some want an extra savoury one, others go straight to sweet.

Leggit Mon 27-Feb-17 00:22:20

I love pancakes but I'm with your OH here I'm afraid. I wouldn't be satisfied without my evening meal

Seren85 Mon 27-Feb-17 00:24:09

I never had pancakes as a kid which is quite strange being as I've a Catholic family so usually follow the various easter type stuff but anyway I was quite surprised the first time I had pancake day at (now) DHs family as it was 'just' pancakes. Bloody brilliant it was too!

SheRaaarghPrincessOfPower Mon 27-Feb-17 00:26:04

He is so wrong.

SheRaaarghPrincessOfPower Mon 27-Feb-17 00:26:55

Those of you not satisfied. You're simply not eating enough pancakes

MiddleClassProblem Mon 27-Feb-17 00:27:09

I used to always do savoury ones and sweet ones

Savoury would have rare steak and blue cheese with another with spinach, mushroom, ricotta and pine nuts.

Sweet for DH lemon and sugar and then maple syrup (could have more than one of each), me with Nutella and strawberries

Now we have DD we just do sweet and eat them with her as she eats earlier than us and I can't be toddler wrangling and figuring out the savoury timings (DH gets home as she about to eat) but I'm sure we will again in the future.

OptimisticSix Mon 27-Feb-17 00:28:06

I could have written your post OP. Your DH IBU!!!

viques Mon 27-Feb-17 00:33:38

Pancakes are eggs and milk mixed with a bit of flour then cooked in a smear of butter , so basically they are slightly modified scrambled eggs on toast so therefore perfectly adequate for tea. don't put ketchup on pancakes though.

(next week viques will solve brexit in less than 50 words.)

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