Virtual Mardi Gras

Tuesday, February 16, 6 pm
ID: 853 0155 3393 Passcode: 403141

You’re invited to join your church family for an intergenerational celebration as we reinvent our Mardi Gras pancake dinner and dance party traditions for pandemic times. Our celebration will include catching up while eating breakfast-for-dinner together, telling jokes in breakout rooms, singing and dancing, and then moving into the season of Lent altogether and saying goodbye to our Alleluias by hiding Alleluia coloring sheets in our homes.

To make the most of the party…
  • Download a Mardi Gras Zoom background (examples below, or find your own!)
  • Wear colorful beads and silly hats
  • Make pancakes or other yummy breakfast for supper
  • Prepare a joke to share
  • Bring or make an instrument
  • Color in an Alleluia coloring sheet
  • You can also just show up!

A special invitation from Holly: “We can make little packs of the first 6 ingredients to be picked up from our front porch in Southeast Berkeley, a 10 minute drive from church. Folks would need to add their own eggs, milk and oil. If you would like one, please me at [email protected] by February 15 and let me know if you would like a small batch (serves 3) or large batch (serves 6).”

Here is the pancake recipe of Holly and Roger, our illustrious Mardi Gras pancake supper hosts from the before times.

Tassajara Bread Book Pancakes a la Roger Bash

1 1/2 cups stone ground whole wheat flour (available at Berkeley Bowl)
1/2 cup white flour
3 T polenta
1 T baking powder
1 t salt
1 T brown sugar or honey
3 eggs, separated
2 1/4 c milk
1/2 c oil

Sift flours with baking powder, polenta, salt and sugar. If using honey, add it to the milk and oil.
Beat milk and oil into beaten yolks.
Combine yolks, milk and oil into dry ingredients until just blended
Then fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
Cook on greased griddle.

We hope to see you there!