It has been brought to my attention that today is Shrove or Fat Tuesday, during Pancake Week! My research indicates the tradition of consuming pancakes during this time period originated many years ago. The reason that many folks around the world continue to carry on this practice during the days leading up to the Lenten season is due to the ingredients they may soon be choosing to give up, which include butter, eggs, and milk. Since my pancakes are vegan, every week in my house can be Pancake Week! I have also figured out a way to make Kosher for Passover pancakes, so it looks like no matter the holiday, we won't be giving up our favorite staple food.
In honor of Pancake Week, and with respect to those observing the Lenten season, I have included a photo of my homemade vegan pumpkin pancakes, with a side of dairy whipped cream.