Pancakes, Pancakes, Pancakes.

It’s just about that time of year again. Tuesday, February 13th, is Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake Day. As I have done in the past with my Fall Suppers posts, I am creating a list of pancake meals in the upcoming couple of weeks or so.

Pancake day waffles.

Waffles will work just as well as pancakes.

One difference between this and the fall suppers, is that this is open to community groups inside and outside of Winnipeg. So, if you are having a pancake supper, please feel free to get in contact with me. My email is macbubs13 at gmail dot com.

On a related note, if as a parish you hold fish fries during Lent, pass that on to me as well, and I will make a separate list of those.

February 3rd, 2018 Canadian Celiac Association, Manitoba Chapter

The information for this event can be found on the poster. The tickets are $5.00 for adults, and children under 12 eat free. The heading says that all affected by gluten are invited. So this may be something new for you if you have issues with gluten in your diet.


February 10th, 2018, All Saints Anglican Church

Address: 175 Colony Street

As you may have heard, All Saints is the process of undergoing major changes. This will be one of the final events in the old church hall. It’s Mardi Gras themed, and the poster with all the details can be found here.

February 13th, 2018, Saint Margaret’s Anglican Church

160 Ethelbert Street.

This dinner runs from 5 to 7 pm, and there will be pancakes, sausages, fruit, other toppings along with coffee, tea, and juice. I will be at this one, making sure that the sausage are well cooked and browned. Ticket info in a day or two.

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Mashed Potato & Sausage Casserole

A couple of weeks ago at St. Philip’s we had our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. We didn’t end up with a lot of unused food, but we did end up with a fair number of sausages.  St. Philip’s hosted the deanery clergy a couple of days later and I cooked up some of the sausages for that.

That still left a bulk package of sausage in the freezer.  Yesterday, St. Philip’s hosted a Celebration of New Ministry Service, to mark the beginning of mine and Rev. Steven Scribner’s ministry in the parishes of St. Philip’s and St. Mark’s.  The service was followed by a potluck.  This seemed like a good opportunity to make use of the sausages.

Ready for the oven.

Ready for the oven.

After some thought, I decided I would turn the sausages into a casserole, using mashed potatoes for the topping.  This works best if you prepare it in a large, preferably rectangle, roaster.  The recipe follows.

Mashed Potato & Sausage Casserole:

1 bulk package of Breakfast sausage (about 4 doz.)

5lbs red potatoes

1 bunch green onions

1 250g package cream cheese (I used Lucerne)

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 cups or more grated cheese (I used medium cheddar/didn’t feel like grating more than 2 cups)

dried basil and oregano to taste (in the mashed potato mixture)

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