Next week is pancake day, meal plans across than land will writing “pancakes” against Tuesday 12th February 2013 and adding milk, flour, eggs and their chosen toppings to their shopping lists.

We will be having pancakes on Tuesday, filling them with ham, cheese and spinach followed by Nutella, banana & ice-cream for dessert.  Nom, nom, nom…  We will also be enjoying more pancakes in just under three weeks time as we are off to enjoy our Center Parcs’ break in Nottingham.  A trip to the Pancake House is traditional for us whilst at Center Parcs and they have some great ideas to inspired your Pancake Day …

  • Try the Forester Veggie, filled with sliced potato, spring onion and peas and topped with cheese and lashings of mayonnaise
  • Fancy something sweeter the Dutch apple delight filled with sliced apple and sultanas topped with whipped cream (or vanilla ice cream) and a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar
  • After something a little different, how about the Brunch pancake, Bacon or sausage, eggs and mushrooms topped with baked beans or tomato, or both!
  • Or like me continuing a 2013 health regime use any fresh fruit stocked up in the fridge and you can throw a handful of berries into the pan then roll up into a Fruits of the Forest pancake and fill with forest fruit compote for a fruit filled treat!

If you’d like the to be in with a chance of winning a short break at Center Parcs like we did, there is a new challenge for you.  February’s challenge is to create your own unique pancakes and take pics of the result and share your wonderful recipes.  Then, just send a tweet including the hashtag #CPFamilyBreaks to @tots100 and @CenterParcsUK, linking to your blog post.  Full details of the competition can be found here:

This month’s challenge closes at 4pm on 22nd February 2013.