Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Happy Pancake Day! 

Ok. now that your mouth has stopped drooling a bit, I want to look at the significant of this day. Now I'm not a super religious person but I want to share why we 'celebrate' this day.

Well, this day usually takes place on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. (Not really sure why it's a week late but we will roll with it.) Ash Wednesday begins Lent for 40 days. The pancake day goes back awhile when during Lent there were strict rules that you weren't even allowed to eat dairy. So as still on Fat Tuesday, people eat a lot in preparation for their "fasting." And pancakes were a favorite because the milk, eggs and butter (all dairy products) needed to be used up before Lent began.

Now that I have given you a history lesson, let me tell you about where you can get yourself some free pancakes :) IHOP is giving away a free short stack (3 pancakes) from 7am-10pm today. All that they are asking for in return is a small donation for Children's Miracle Network. They hope to make $5 million this year, making it $5 million raised in 5 years.

So go out and drizzle your pancakes in syrup, fruit, powdered sugar, butter or whatever makes your fancy but also please think about making a small donation to help out around you.

Enjoy your pancakes!

-Lent is the time to make new efforts to be what we say we want to be-

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