Banana Pancakes

I usually don’t have time in the morning to make breakfast. But this morning I did. So I decided to make Banana Pancakes. I love bananas in the morning. They fill you up and get you going. I decided that I would make my banana pancakes this morning because we have a full day of cleaning and maybe some painting to do this afternoon. But before I go on about my Banana Pancakes I must tell you how I got my new stove top. I did have a glass stove top until about 2 weeks ago a glass spice jar hit the glass stove top and shattered my glass top.

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But here is my new stove top. So pretty!



So now onto the Banana Pancakes.

First I take one banana and smash it.

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Add a cup of Bisquick.



Then I add 1/2 cup of milk, one egg, and add some Mexican vanilla.



Mix it all together with a fork. The reason I use a fork is so that the mixture stays light and airy.




I slice up another banana and then ladle the pancake mixture and place 3 to 4 slice on top of the pancake mixture.


Flip and cook on the other side and there you go. Banana Pancakes so sweet and yummy. Give them a try.


Just add butter and syrup.



Banana Pancakes

2 whole bananas

1 cup of Bisquick

1/2 cup of milk

1 egg

1 to 2 teaspoons of vanilla

Smash one banana and then add the one cup of bisquick, 1/2 cup of milk, one egg, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla. Mix all together and then ladle on to a frying pan.  Cut the second banana into slices. Then place three to four on each pancake, cook for until you see the batter bubbling, then flip.



Chicken Sausage Skillet

So I was bored tonight and decided to throw some stuff together and this is what was created. I had Garlic and Asiago Chicken Sausage, green pepper, and onions. Well that is a natural combination if I ever saw one but we can take it a step further. So I had some frozen peas and Montery Jack cheese.

First I  sauted the Chicken Sausage along with some chopped onions and green peppers. DSC_0061



I added some frozen peas and some chicken stock.



Once the peas were cooked through I added some more chicken stock and then I added in Minute Rice cups with Brown rice and Wild rice. I added just one cup along with about 4 ounces of Montery Jack Cheese.

DSC_0065 DSC_0067Once the rice warms and the cheese melts your dinner is done. This is a quick dinner for two and so delicious.

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Weekend at Suttons Bay, Michigan

So this weekend Jon and I went to Suttons Bay, Michigan. We stayed on our boat for the weekend in Suttons Bay Harbor.DSC_0001


I must say that this by far in all our boating adventures was my favorite Harbor to stay at. The people working in the Harbor were friendly and very helpful. The town is full of activity and things to do. We arrived late Thursday night so Friday it was foggy but yet the water was very calm so we decided to go to Charlevoix, Mi. which was by boat around 1.5 hours away from Suttons Bay. Here is a shot of the Charlevoix harbor.


We spent the afternoon shopping and having lunch. Then we headed back to Suttons Bay and the water was very chopping on the way back. Yikes my bottom still hurts from all the pounding.

Saturday we went to Old Mission Lighthouse in the morning and hit some wineries on the way there and I picked up some of my most favorite wine. It comes from Pennisula Cellars and it is called Homework. You must try it. It is a sweet wine and so good.

At Old Mission Lighthouse Jon and I found a couple who would take our picture on this huge stone in the midst of where Lake Michigan should be at but the water level is so low we could sit on it. Plus you can see how foggy it was that morning.


But on the way back home we stopped by Jolly Pumpkin Resturant and Brewery for Lunch. I love adult versions of mac and cheese and I am hear to tell you Jolly Pumpkin got it right. It was the best Adult Mac and Cheese that I have ever tasted. IMG_20130622_133507_403

It has fried pancetta and three cheeses and Parmesan crunch added to the top. I will be making my own version of this soon. I will post as soon as I figure out what the three cheeses are. It was so creamy and the pancetta added just the right amount of salt to the dish. I was in heaven.

Overall we had a great weekend on the boat, enjoyed some great food, and even got some sun. I even bought a kitchen souvenir which when it ships I will show you and brag it up.