Friday, April 13, 2018

Pancake Batter


I have been really lazy about taking pictures this week. The weather's been terrible -- gray and rainy and drippy and soggy, and I just haven't been motivated to get out and walk around with the camera. I haven't seen sun since Hungary.

Spring in the UK feels like it's about a month behind. This is March weather.

So, anyway, the only picture I have today is this one, of the ceiling of the Apollo Theater, where we saw "Everybody's Talking About Jamie" on Wednesday. I wish I could have zoomed even farther out, to show the ornate gilded walls, statuary and balconies, but this is the best my phone camera could do.

As I've mentioned, Dave is now on a gluten-free diet, and he feels very strongly that it's helped him better control his Crohn's. Among other now-inedible-to-Dave food items in our kitchen, we had an unopened box of Aunt Jemima pancake mix and an unopened bottle of Aunt Jemima syrup. They were both bought in London, but imported from the USA, and I hated to throw them out. (The syrup is obviously gluten-free, but I didn't see how we were going to eat that without the pancakes -- and besides, we have some real syrup that Dave's sister in northern Michigan made from maple trees.)

I took them to work a few days ago and offered them to a co-worker who has children -- I figured, anyone who has children is going to appreciate pancakes!

Dave said he thought that was a weird thing to do, and I must say, when I conceived of the idea it didn't seem weird, but actually doing it felt a bit strange. Is it weird to give unopened food to a coworker? What do you think?

14 comments:

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Cow workers might appreciate soap or deodorant as working with cows can be very smelly.
Weatherwise this has been a miserable week hasn't it? But when blue skies come again they will be a greatly appreciated.

e said...

There are gluten free pancake mixes and other things available now if you check online, and no, not weird to give that away. Your co-worker likely appreciated it.

Jennifer said...

When I was on a gluten free diet, I found these frozen sweet potato "puffs" (kind of like tator tots) that tasted wonderful with a drizzle of maple syrup! I don't think it's weird that you gave the food to a coworker. Better that than it going to waste!

Jean Ellen said...

I don't know about your co-workers, but some of mine would have loved to get a bit of extra food to feed their kids.

Ms. Moon said...

Not weird.
I love the shot of the ceiling in the theater. It's fabulous!

VRP said...

NOT AT ALL..I share leftovers at work all the time. I love free food haha!!
have a great weekend.

robin andrea said...

Not weird. Love that photo.

Red said...

Not weird to give a coworker unopened food. I gave away rhubarb. Put it on the staff room table and it disappears and then you have people asking for more.

Sharon Anck said...

I don't think it's weird at all. I've done it often. I don't offer it to one person so much as I place it in the kitchen with a note and whoosh...it's gone in no time.
That theatre ceiling is pretty spectacular. Thanks for sharing.

Catalyst said...

It's not weird, it's thoughtful.

37paddington said...

I don't think it's weird, especially since unopened. Besides, I bet your co worker knows you and knows you absolutely hate waste. So really, you're doing your part for the planet!

jenny_o said...

Joining the chorus of "not weird"! Food should not be wasted. Another option would be a food bank.

That ceiling photo is amazing. I was trying to decide whether it was real or a painting (even with the gilded edges, which I thought COULD be a window frame) but from your text seems to be painted. It was very realistic.

ellen abbott said...

beautiful ceiling in that theater. The old ones were so beautiful, now they are just plain boxes with rows of seats. and no, not weird as everyone says unless they are very picky about what and what brands they eat. my neighbor came into possession of a box of peanut butter, asked if I ate it (I don't but Marc does) and handed me two jars of the homogenized pasteurized with added sugar and who knows what all and I had to decline. thanks but no thanks, just ground peanuts for us and organic at that. I did take the pears she offered though. on the other hand it might be weird to load up the garden cart and trundle down the street knocking on neighbor's doors asking if they would like some free tree ripened oranges and grapefruits which I did earlier this year.

Steve Reed said...

Well, good. I'm glad that everyone is on my side re. the pancakes! Ellen, I love that story about you taking the cart full of citrus down the street -- what a great thing to do!