Flippin’ ‘Eck

18 Mar

It’s a half day at Spud’s school and it’s my turn to host the leftovers who don’t want to go home: four strapping teenagers and Spud and no food in the house…guess it’s pancake time.  Or shopping time.

Hooray for flour, eggs and milk.  Boo to having to clean the house before lunch.



25 Responses to “Flippin’ ‘Eck”

  1. vivinfrance March 18, 2011 at 09:51 #

    Please can I come? I love pancakes. My stepson and his rubber – oops, rugger – mates could eat at least ten each, and we used to have to cook them in relays and eat them standing up.


  2. vivinfrance March 18, 2011 at 11:24 #

    PS I loved the cartoon. Is Steinbeck rolling in his grave?


  3. Cindy March 18, 2011 at 13:51 #

    Can’t you get them to clean as a barter for your making them pancakes?

    ps: a hangover is the wrath of grapes …


  4. earlybird March 18, 2011 at 16:13 #

    surely it would be a better use of time to clean AFTER lunch? or after they’ve gone? (they won’t notice) – anyway, I guess this observation’s too late now, you’ll have had lunch


    • Tilly Bud March 19, 2011 at 12:12 #

      No, my house must always be clean for visitors. They can make as much mess as they like while they’re here, but it must be tidy for their arrival.


      • Pseu March 19, 2011 at 12:22 #

        Tiday, yes… but clean is a different matter 🙂 (Just the important places: all wet areas, kitchens and bathrooms and loos. But dust and cobwebs? They can wait :))


  5. kateshrewsday March 18, 2011 at 16:44 #

    I could eat pancakes until they came out of my ears. Lucky Spud and his mates.


    • Tilly Bud March 19, 2011 at 12:12 #

      It’s such a cheap and easy meal, if a little long-winded.


  6. Mike Patrick March 18, 2011 at 16:58 #

    I’m not sure it is physically possible to store enough flour, eggs and milk to feed four teenagers. There is the fear of reaching for the last pancake and pulling back a nub.


  7. nrhatch March 18, 2011 at 17:27 #

    If you keep them eating . . . they won’t notice the cobwebs. 😀


    • Tilly Bud March 19, 2011 at 12:14 #

      Have you been here? You seem to know my house well 🙂


  8. The Hub March 18, 2011 at 19:02 #

    If you make them, they will come.


  9. slpmartin March 18, 2011 at 22:17 #

    Oh the joy of a house full of teenagers…well that might not be the right word for it.;-)


  10. musings March 19, 2011 at 07:24 #

    Kids love pancakes! I’m sure Spud and friends were thrilled!


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