Sunday, August 22, 2010

Danish Pancakes, French Crepes, Chipatis or SWEDISH PANCAKES?

Got to love the Elders.  The APs live in the same apartment complex as we do.  Their apartment is a tiny little side building next to our 4 story apartment building.  If Elders are transfering, leaving the mission for home or coming in from out of town they usually spend the night in the APs' apartment.  Sometimes it can get pretty crowded and of course their is never any food.

This Saturday the APs had 4 extra Elders in their apartment.  Well it was Saturday and tradition at the Barlow home is Swedish Pancakes on Saturday morning so we started making Swedish Pancakes and before long we had six Elders sitting at our table.  
Elder Chabane, Elder Carter, Elder Amott, and Elder

Are they getting sage advise or what?

Elder Rapanoelintsoa and Elder DeKock, the APs
Elder Amott knows how to eat Swedish Pancakes!
So does Elder Carter and He taught Elder Chabane who professes now to be converted.
Don't know if Elder Rapa knows how to eat them but . . .
He does know how to enjoy them.
A dozen eggs, 2 lbs. of sausage, 2 liters of milk, 2 liters of juice, a pineapple and a dozen apples later. we had some full Elders and they headed off to training with the new Mission President.

Oops, forgot we had invited Pres. Richard Okello to breakfast so he could install our new computer. 
Richard says they are Chipatis
We had to scramble to find breakfast for Richard. 
Oh my gosh! . . . and then Innocent came to bring the samples of T-Shirts for the Hygiene trainers. 
All was well.  Those 18 eggs from our backdoor neighbor's chickens held out till we were all full of those traditional Swedish Pancakes.  Innocent didn't care what they were called.  He just likes to eat.

The question . . . are they Danish Pancakes or French Crepes or Chipatis or Swedish Pancakes.  Well, Elder Amott and Elder Carter called them Swedish Pancakes, that ought to settle it.  Besides, I made them and I am Swedish so today they are Swedish Pancakes.


M.Barlow said...

No doubt about it - swedish pancakes. And we had them at our house Saturday morning too! Just carrying on the tradition . . .

Terry said...

Thank you so much for sharing this blog with all of us. And even more thank you for what you are doing. You guys are such an inspiration! When I grow up I want to be just like you. :)

P.S. we call them crepes, but no one agrees on how to eat them. plain? powerdered sugar? filled? all yummy. whatever. :)

Kimberly said...

Saturday just wouldn't be Saturday without them!
One of Mark's favorite memories growing up, now the twins and Sami and someday their kids. Thanks Grandma.

Tiffany said...

I read this post with Hyrum. He was giggling and getting excited to see the familiar spread of Swedish Pancakes even in Africa. It is definitely our favorite meal too!