Thursday, 3 March 2022

Flippin' Marvellous!

Tuesday's Pancake Party went really well. Bob was cooking in the chapel kitchen for the first time, but got the hang of it very quickly. My job was sorting out the seating, and the toppings etc. We had a good range of sweet, sticky and citrus for people. But we had no idea who would turn up!
The children made a glorious mess with the sugar - but were having a great time, so who cares? We had around 30 people turn up, aged between 2 and 82 - and half a dozen of them were 'first time' visitors to the building, which was very encouraging. Having chairs we can rearrange round the little tables makes such events much easier to manage than if we still had the original pews.
Although the event was free, we put out a basket for donations. 

In the morning, when I took my neighbours to the pub for the Tuesday Club, the organiser suggested we should do something for Ukraine. 


I mentioned our plans for the evening, and the morning group collected £75 which they gave me to send on to HopeNow. If you are looking for a trustworthy charity with proven links, and a good track record of 30 years of relief work in Ukraine - then do check out their website.

Thank you Bob for being our MasterChef for the evening! - and you are definitely looking much slimmer in your Chef's Jacket!



21 comments:

  1. Well done, Bob and Ang. If you weren't sure of numbers beforehand, did you make up your batter mixture as you went along according to need or take a chance and guess the quantity?

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    1. He made up enough batter for about 75 pancakes beforehand [and transported it in rinsed-out plastic milk bottles] And they were all eaten!

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  2. Well done to you all! It sounds like great fun and positive and thanks for the tip re the charity. I wanted to donate but wasn't sure where the best place was.
    P.S. What is your favourite pancake topping. I'm afraid it has to be lemon and sugar only for me. Nothing else will do!

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    1. I'm a lemon&sugar gal - but open to trying other things [proper, quality maple syrup is good too]

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  3. Just wow! I was about to comment on Bob's weight loss when I read your comment about it. He looks so happy as well.
    I have to start sorting my diet out as my Hba1c was 45.

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    1. Michael Mosley's Blood Sugar Diet -but we are now less strict, and mostly on the 'maintenance plan'. Which allows for treats like this!

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    1. I don't think so - Bob is excellent at main/meat courses, but his one dessert skill is pancakes.

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  5. I remember the 'pancake parties' you used to do , here in leicestershire and in Dorset. So pleased that you were able to donate money to a charity which will help the people in the Ukraine.

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    1. We have been doing them since 1979 - including on Zoom last year.

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  6. That looks like fun, and a wonderful collection for a great cause.

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    1. It seemed appropriate that we should remember those in need when we are free to have a party and lots of food.

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  7. That sounds like it went down brilliantly well, and yes he does look super trim in his chefs whites :-)

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    1. We were really pleased it worked so well

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  8. Bob is looking very svelte now, well done to you both!

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  9. How fun! You guys = SO great!

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  10. Bob does look slimmer! All those pancakes (and toppings) is making me hungry! :)

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  11. Very impressive chef's jacket, so smart. Adds a touch of class to the event! The pancakes look scrumptious. Great that you could raise money for Ukraine as well.

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