This was a dish served in many rural German communities. The simple ingredients were plentiful during the depression when you had a large family to feed and chickens in the yard. It was a great boon to the Catholic families who did not serve much meat and never on Fridays in Lent. I enjoy hearing what various families served on their Schmarren ( Scrambled pancakes) Topping range from home made maple syrup, to canned fruits or stewed tomatoes. We try to gather w/ friends and cousins every year to make this and tell stories about our parents & grandparents. Keeps their memory alive in us!