Take a group of six friends. Pile them around a table in the garden at 9am, and add two pots of tea, two bottles of orange juice, and a carton of some sort of smoothie.
Encourage everyone to bring something to go with pancakes and croissants. Marvel at the fact that no one brought bacon (we aren't a sweet-with-savoury sort of group).
Whisk up a batch of pancakes- to more than serve six, we used two mugfuls of self-raising flour, two mugfuls of milk, two eggs, a heaped teaspoon of baking powder, a drizzle of oil, and a few heaped spoonfuls of caster sugar. Whisk well, then fry in batches. Keep warm in the oven, and try not to flip any onto the floor.
Warm through a couple of packets of croissants. Find every possible croissant or pancake topping possible in the storecupboard- raspberry jam, honey, maple syrup, nutella, blueberry and lime jam- all are fair game here. Add bowls of blueberries, peaches, and sliced banana.
Pile everything onto the table- pass the jam, grab a pancake, and just generally let everyone dig in.
You're joining us next week, right? This lot are a friendly bunch. Promise. (And they asked to be here)