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Some things just work together: coffee & donuts, tea & scones, pancakes & maple syrup!

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Last night, we enjoyed Brinner (Breakfast-dinner) with fresh oatmeal pancakes (recipe) and homemade maple syrup (I didn’t make the syrup, but it did come from our family’s woods!) I am not Catholic, but growing up we were also excited for Pancake Tuesday, a tradition I’ve kept going with my own family.

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Shrove Tuesday (aka Pancake Tuesday or Fat Tuesday) always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday. Traditionally, it was the last chance to use up eggs and lard before beginning Lent, a time of prayer and fasting in preparation for Easter.  The ingredients for pancakes also represent 4 symbols at this time of year: Eggs ~ Creation; Flour ~ The staff of life; Salt ~ Wholesomeness; Milk ~ Purity.

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Little Guy didn’t want a history lesson – he couldn’t wait to dive into his pancakes!

Blood is thicker than water, but maple syrup is thicker than blood so technically pancakes are more important than family. – Anonymous

See more Good Matches click here, or learn more about the history of pancakes!

Happy Wednesday!

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