Residents of Grasmere Terrace indulged in cooking pancakes with staff and peers for Shrove Tuesday whilst reminiscing about their own cooking days with the family.
Most of the residents preferred strawberry jam and cream on their pancakes, but we think most of all they got their laughs out of putting gloves and hair nets on for the occasion.
Shrove Tuesday is believed to be a day of celebration as well as penitence, because it’s the last day before Lent.
Lent is a time of abstinence, of giving things up, so Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge and to use up the foods that aren’t allowed in Lent.
The need to eat up the fats gave rise to the French name Mardi Gras; meaning Fat Tuesday. Pancakes became associated with Shrove Tuesday as they were a quick and easy dish that could use up all the eggs, fats and milk in the house with just the addition of flour.