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Pancakes ARE dinner

37.50% • 12 votes

I eat dinner first

34.38% • 11 votes

I'm one of those weirdos who eat savoury pancakes

9.38% • 3 votes

I'm a cat, I can't make pancakes because I don't have thumbs

12.50% • 4 votes

I don't like pancakes

6.25% • 2 votes

I can't eat pancakes because I have a phobia of frying pans

0% • 0 votes

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32 votes in total.

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    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 13th Feb 18, 12:02 PM
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    Dinner or Pudding?
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    • 13th Feb 18, 12:02 PM
    Dinner or Pudding? 13th Feb 18 at 12:02 PM
    Do you have pancakes as you main meal on pancake day, or do you have a normal dinner first and then pancakes for pudding?
    Pancakes are so filling I don't know how anyone can eat them on top of a main meal, so for me they are dinner in their own right.

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    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 13th Feb 18, 7:30 PM
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    Why do I hate the ones here but love crepes - especially Crepes Suzette? I had an amazing seafood crepe on Ile D'Oleron. Also love IHOP pancakes (International House of Pancakes) as well.
    • tealady
    • By tealady 13th Feb 18, 7:41 PM
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    To me a pancake is served with lemon and sugar and cooked by my mum on pancake day. Anything else is just crepe
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    • z1a
    • By z1a 13th Feb 18, 7:55 PM
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    I've never had pancakes for dinner, but I do like having them for tea
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    Same here.
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 13th Feb 18, 8:45 PM
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    Had them for tea at around 4 this afternoon.
    Decided that dinner as such was not needed today!
    • z1a
    • By z1a 13th Feb 18, 9:13 PM
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    Had them for tea at around 4 this afternoon.
    Decided that dinner as such was not needed today!
    Originally posted by Jackmydad
    By 4pm you should already have had your dinner!
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 13th Feb 18, 9:21 PM
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    By 4pm you should already have had your dinner!
    Originally posted by z1a
    That's lunch. Used to be dinner when I was a kid. :-)
    I didn't have that today either.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 13th Feb 18, 9:29 PM
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    z1a
    That's lunch. Used to be dinner when I was a kid. :-)
    I didn't have that today either.
    Originally posted by Jackmydad
    No, that's dinner - no such meal as lunch. - Breakfast, dinner, tea, supper.
    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 13th Feb 18, 10:45 PM
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    I sent DD on a residential trip last summer to a boarding school in Hertfordshire. We live in the North of England.

    They had

    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Tea - a drink with a biscuit /slice of cake served mid afternoon
    Supper.

    She said only breakfast didn't confuse her with what meal she was expecting to get.

    I also got confused by their idea of 'tea' as we were told we would be having it at the school prior to picking DD up. I was very excited thinking sandwiches and scones and instead got a cuppa and a choice of a slice of 2 different cakes or a biscuit. We ended up stopping on the way home at a pub for a meal. I did warn another Northern mum whose daughter was attending the school a few weeks later, to make sure she'd eaten before going!

    Pancakes usually are the meal, but for various reasons ended up a the pudding tonight.
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 14th Feb 18, 12:24 AM
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    I sometimes cook pancakes for breakfast, usually with cheese.

    Or maple syrup.

    But not together.

    No accounting for taste
    • Kered
    • By Kered 14th Feb 18, 8:40 AM
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    I liked the pancakes that we had in Denny's when we went to Florida, half inch thick and the size of a dinner plate and the choice of meal my husband made for breakfast, he got unlimited pancakes so he ordered another 4 and put them in my bag for lunch
    • ohmypie
    • By ohmypie 14th Feb 18, 12:46 PM
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    Great idea for a thread (and this is my first post too)

    We did both - savoury fillings and sweet toppings and it worked really well.

    I found a recipe where you made a quick cheese sauce, and sliced ham and spring onions to go with the pancake. We then folded them over burrito style.

    The sweet ones were just with butterscotch sauce and berries or banana.

    I tried a two ingredient pancake recipe recently (banana and egg) which was okay if you're very careful turning the pancake (more like an omelette).
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 14th Feb 18, 1:52 PM
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    No, that's dinner - no such meal as lunch. - Breakfast, dinner, tea, supper.
    Originally posted by z1a
    We used to do exactly that when I was a lad in the Midlands.
    Then I worked shifts for years, and then was out working all day so it made a mess of it.
    Now we don't do regular meals like that, and we keep weird hours by most standards anyway.
    Apparently (I read somewhere) "dinner" is the main meal of the day, whenever it's eaten.
    We ended up having "dinner" in the evening when it suited us, and called it "dinner" because it was the main meal, before I read it was the main meal.
    No pretentions of grandeur though.
    We don't bother to "dress for dinner" here!
    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 14th Feb 18, 5:48 PM
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    I didn't have any but I like them on occasion as a rare treat sweet with ice cream
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    • hunters
    • By hunters 18th Feb 18, 8:00 PM
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    Fresh off the griddle when Home from school. A lot of years ago though
    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 19th Feb 18, 12:58 PM
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    When we do them I serve them for breakfast. We rarely have pudding - maybe only a few times a year.
    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 19th Feb 18, 8:27 PM
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    Kim kim
    Lunch and dinner time are the same thing.
    As for supper then its in the evening well after tea.


    The pancakes I've just cooked myself were lovely
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    So do you eat ďteaĒ and supper?
    Wow thatís two dinners? Do you have like an early dinner and a late dinner?

    Re pancake day. Growing up we always had a mountain of pancakes. As an adult Iíve done a light meal and pancakes or just a mountain of pancakes :-)
    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 19th Feb 18, 8:29 PM
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    Kim kim
    To me, breakfast is early in the morning, lunch is mid morning-ish, brunch is a cross between the two.

    Tea is a cup of tea with a sarnie and maybe cakes late afternoon. Dinner is the main meal of the day which for me is in the evening. Can be followed by desert ( posh version) or afters (my version).

    Supper is later in the evening and should only be had when you're really, really starving as eating late in the evening makes you fat

    As do pancakes
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    Actually dessert is very unposh. I was always taught to call it pudding or The sweet. Never dessert or afters.

    Tea is just that! A cup of tea.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 19th Feb 18, 9:19 PM
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    "Tea is just that! A cup of tea."
    Nah, 'cos we have wine or coffee with our tea.
    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 19th Feb 18, 9:48 PM
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    So do you eat !!!8220;tea!!!8221; and supper?
    Wow that!!!8217;s two dinners? Do you have like an early dinner and a late dinner?

    Re pancake day. Growing up we always had a mountain of pancakes. As an adult I!!!8217;ve done a light meal and pancakes or just a mountain of pancakes :-)
    Originally posted by Kim kim
    "Tea" is a light meal that Northerners have at around 5pm. "Afternoon tea" is sandwiches and cakes had at around 3-4pm. "Supper" is a snack had before bed. "Dinner" is the main cooked meal of the day, whenever you have it. Some have it at noon, others have it in the evening. "Lunch" is a light meal had around noon.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 19th Feb 18, 10:17 PM
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    z1a
    "Tea" is a light meal that Northerners have at around 5pm. "Afternoon tea" is sandwiches and cakes had at around 3-4pm. "Supper" is a snack had before bed. "Dinner" is the main cooked meal of the day, whenever you have it. Some have it at noon, others have it in the evening. "Lunch" is a light meal had around noon.
    Originally posted by onlyroz
    Disagree, our tea is the main meal of the day, our dinner is a relatively light meal.
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