Today we celebrated Mardi Gras/Fat Tueday/Shrove Tuesday at work. We started the day with a pancake breakfast and ended it with a Pancake Olympics.
The tradition of pancake racing supposedly started when an English lady heard the church bells ringing on Shrove Tuesday while she was cooking pancakes. She ran out the door to church with her skillet in hand. Today members of the British Parliament still celebrate the day by participating in a pancake race for charity. Even Prince William and Kate took part in the tradition.
Participants in our Pancake Olympics relay had to run a set course, including swirling on a chair, all while flipping a pancake in the air. Here are some of the highlights.
The competition gave new meaning to “playing with your food.”
The race to the finish line!
We cooked up a special pancake for the boss to flip. It was at least 12 inches in diameter. He didn’t show up for the race. He said he was going to a meeting, but I think he was just scared of the giant pancake.
We found the boss today and forced him to compete.
Unfortunately, the giant pancake was too much for him.
He was defeated by his competitor with the smaller pancake whose one-handed flipping abilities should land him a job at IHOP in the case of the boss’ revenge.