I was only in the shops this morning and my local Centra is all set for Pancake Tuesday. The minute you walk in the door there’s shelves stacked with ready made pancakes mix. You know the one that you just need to add milk or an egg or something to the bottle or mixture. And do you know what it bugs the life of me! Pancakes are so simple to make and nine times out of ten we have all the ingredients in our cupboards. It’s literally a case of putting them all into a bowl and mixing them together. And if we happen to be missing an ingredient it’s probably cheaper to buy it than buying the ready made mixture itself. It’s just a big money racket in my opinion (like Valentines!) and really, who has the money these days to be falling for it?  (more…)