We now think of Pancake Day as a celebration of indulgence, but originally it was a way to use up things we already had, not a time to buy more.
Shrove Tuesday was about making the most of what you have and not wasting stuff you were giving up for Lent.
I was inspired by my colleagues playful message on social media:
"We’re not just flipping pancakes! If you think that’s a sweet (or savoury) idea, join us! #happypancakeday
It was really in reference to this post from 2019 about our business model … but there just weren’t enough pancakes in it, so I had to make my own
So, if you don’t have chocolate spread, why not make pancake day a celebration of savoury goodness, and make time for a flaked salmon and tomato salsa meal instead (like me)?
Turn the model on its head while you flip your pancakes, and do things differently - do them your way.
BTW, I did get a bit overexcited with this, but the family loved them
oh, and we did actually still find time to indulge in a bit of sweetness too (but not with that mass-market chocolate & hazelnut spread that is full of palm oil, but a delicious alternative made with olive oil instead)