Sunday, February 22, 2009

National Pancake Week/Day

When Dylan was in the hospital two weeks ago, I noticed on the computer screensavers there that this week was National Pancake Week. More specifically, Tuesday is National Pancake Day. Since then, I have learned that on Tuesday (the 24th), IHOP is giving away one free short stack of pancakes per customer between 7 am and 10 pm. As part of this, they encourage (and accept) donations that go to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Can I just add that I think it's kind of ironic that National Pancake Day on Fat Tuesday? (Looking online briefly, National Pancake Day isn't a new idea. It goes back centuries and is associated with the start of lent.)

I will admit, I had totally spaced that this week is National Pancake week when I made pancakes for dinner last night. Makes me kind of wish I had waited a day to have them so I could say they were in honor of that. But hey, this way I can go to IHOP on Tuesday and enjoy free pancakes. And as we all know, free food is good food. Feel free to join me. And along the way, maybe we can help IHOP reach their goal of raising $1,000,000 for the Children's Miracle Network (when I checked, they were already at $35,000). Want more details? Click here.


Jimmy said...

Were going to IHOP?

Monica said...

What a wonderful idea and so sweet of them to do. It is very funny but we had pancakes for dinner tonight.