Happy National Pancake Day...let's eat!

National Pancake Day, is the last day of feasting before Lent begins on the following day, Ash Wednesday. It's a tradition that comes from a time when any remaining rich foods were eaten on the day before Lent to use them up, and fasting begins. It's observed in Ireland, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. The date each year is determined by the Easter holiday, and is celebrated exactly 47 days before Easter Sunday.

There are few things more enjoyable than a stack of delicious pancakes. I am a butter & maple syrup kinda guy myself, but there are many ways to enjoy this breakfast treat. Peanut butter, flavored syrup, and jam, are some of the most popular ways. There are also different types that people enjoy, chocolate chips, fluffy Japanese style, banana pancakes, eggs benedict pancakes, ham & cheese pancakes, potato pancakes, and of course, blueberry, which Mainers really love.

If you are particularly handy in the kitchen, here are a couple of quick and easy recipes to whip a batch of blueberry pancakes for the family, but if you prefer to dine out, check out our list of Bangor area restaurants.

I wish we had the amount of breakfast spots here in the Bangor area, that Portland does, but there ae plenty of dining options for a delicious morning meal, so vote for your favorite place to chow down, and a have a very Happy National Pancake Day!

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