Monday, 18 February 2008

Pancakes

When I was a little girl

the Parish Priest would visit our home once a year,
always on Shrove Tuesday.

He would sit at our kitchen table
and eat my mother's pancakes until he could eat no more.

Now, a lifetime later,
I watch my daughter mix the batter

but it doesn't seem so very long ago,

that scrubbed pine table with the four little children

and the friendly priest who loved pancakes.

10 comments:

driftwood said...

your pancakes look delicious, Miss M did a great job

Melody said...

I know what you mean about the pancakes not taking so long. I remember by big sis making pancakes when I was young and it always seemed like they would take *forever* to mix, sit and bake...

(BTW - you may remember me from your Venice post. Happy to say we've booked our accomadation though not where you stayed. I hunted around and found a cool little hotel right on a canel. Can't wait to visist. I lurk here often, I'm delurking officially today...)

blackbird said...

STARVING!

Now I have to jump out of bed...

dottycookie said...

Alice, I'm shocked. Shocked, I tell you. It's Lent - what are you doing eating pancakes?! (says she, off to make some hot chocolate - low cal, of course)

BreadBox said...

and those are indeed delicious looking pancakes. Unfortunately, Boo and Skibo's palates are too unsophisticated to appreciate the subtleties of English style pancakes, sprinkled with sugar, with lemon juice squeezed from on high with that extra little flourish --- at the moment they'd rather American style flapjacks, piled high, and dripping in maple syrup. A worthy dish, 'tis true, but hardly the equivalent.

Thanks for the memories:-)

Well done, Miss M!

N.

Tracy said...

Very sweet post, Alice...Happy Day ((HUGS))

Dragonfly said...

Mmmm, I want to go and make some right now, even thought we only had them last week!

Ginnie said...

What a nice memory and tradition! They look delicious - but wait - do I see a saint's image on that pancake? It's a miracle! (You didn't eat it, did you?)

carrie said...

Ooooooh, and the sugar, sprinkled on the plate . . . yum. I'll take two, please!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Those pancakes look SO delicious... like the ones from when I was a kid and mum would make them... you can send me the recipe you use if you want... take care and thanks for making my mouth water... take care