My mother used to wrap nickels, quarters, dimes and pennies in tin foil and put them in the pancake batter. We would search for the wrapped pieces in our pancakes, always hoping for the 'big' ones (knowing they'd be quarters)! I haven't continued with that part of the tradition with our pancake day. Probably because I know I'd still want to wash the money before wrapping it, and I'd want to wash it a lot... and that's all more work than I want to have right now. Yet, now that our girls know about mom's and dad's 'money-in-the-pancake' tradition growing up, they might soon be expecting the same. Nope, I'm holding my ground on this one!
So, no, I don't have any pictures to share from our pancake night. Instead, I thought I'd show you this one. Kamut spaghetti in a Gluten-Free White Sauce (new recipe), topped off with some roasted marinated cremini mushrooms. This white sauce is rather easy to make, and doesn't use earth balance. Not because I'm 'anti-EB' (we quite love the stuff for breads, potatoes, toast, etc), but because I often want to give you the option of not using it in a recipe, in case you have food allergies, or just don't want to use a more processed product.
Did you observe pancake day? If so, I hope yours were a delicious, fluffy success!
There are virtually no nutrients in animal-based foods that are not better provided by plants. "Principle #3", The China Study.