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Sacred Season Episode 5: Fat Tuesday

February 19th, 2020 | 2 min read

By Jake Meador

Thanks so much for listening to Sacred Season!

Opening Scripture: Isaiah 63:7, Psalm 34:8

Closing Scripture: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Original podcast music by Shannon Soderlund

Original art by Christopher Stewart (@christbearericonandprint)


Erin’s Healthyish Pancake Recipe: (adapted from Alison Roman’s Perfect Buttermilk Pancakes)

  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups white flour
  • ½ cup unflavored protein powder
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 5 cups buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter

Whisk dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Pour buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter into a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Mix together starting in the center with a whisk (small lumps are ok). Cook all of the pancakes. Cool and freeze left-overs flat in a ziploc bag. Pop into the toaster and serve with butter and syrup!

Danielle’s Liege Waffle Recipe

Jake Meador

Jake Meador is the editor-in-chief of Mere Orthodoxy. He is a 2010 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he studied English and History. He lives in Lincoln, NE with his wife Joie, their daughter Davy Joy, and sons Wendell, Austin, and Ambrose. Jake's writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Commonweal, Christianity Today, Fare Forward, the University Bookman, Books & Culture, First Things, National Review, Front Porch Republic, and The Run of Play and he has written or contributed to several books, including "In Search of the Common Good," "What Are Christians For?" (both with InterVarsity Press), "A Protestant Christendom?" (with Davenant Press), and "Telling the Stories Right" (with the Front Porch Republic Press).