These pancakes were made in honor of my wife’s recently acquired citizenship. It has been a simple but long and slightly expensive process. One thing I can tell anyone who has never gone through the process is that you really have to want it to win it. You don’t have to do anything difficult unless you count filling in pages and pages of government forms. What you must do, however, is not give up. You must submit papers, meet, wait months, submit more papers, wait more months, and so on for years. It literally takes years of waiting.
Anyway, Marianna is very happy to have achieved this milestone and looks forward to voting in elections so she can support highly restrictive immigration rules to keep the riff-raff out. It’s best to slam the door. Probably everyone in line behind her is a terrorist or freeloader.