I am going to do this backwards. For breakfast this morning we had Blueberry Whole Wheat Pancakes and dinner last night was in Islamorada, one of the Florida Keys. How cool is my life?
The breakfast this morning was a treat for the girls and a treat for us in another way. I always make a double batch of these yummy pancakes because they refrigerate well and can be reheated or eaten cold for the next couple of days. Makes for a nice stream lined breakfast for a busy weekday morning. Oh and did you know, blueberries are in season here!!!
Blueberry Whole Wheat Pancakes
1 cup Whole Wheat flour
1 Tbs sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 cup milk
2 T vegetable or canola oil
1 cup fresh blueberry (any berry will work)
- Whisk all dry ingredients together in a large bowl. In a seperate bowl whisk all wet ingredients together.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well. You may have to add additional milk to make the mixture thinner.
- Lightly oil a pre-heated griddle or pan.
- Pour using a 1/4 cup measuring cup.
- Cook on first side until you see bubbles on the surface. Flip and cook until the other side is browned.
***You can add 1/2 cup of berries to this mixture to have berry pancakes.
Spirit Of Pennekamp which is a glass bottom boat that takes you out over the coral reefs off of the Florida Keys. We are lucky enough to have the 3rd largest coral reef in the world. Unfortunately we decided that our youngest daughter was just too young for snorkeling so at least they offered this other amazing option. The boat ride alone is worth the price of admission. If any of you are anywhere near the Keys this is truly a must see! The guides were incredible and the boat captain was amazing. Just hovering over the reef while being told which way to go. We were able to see scores and scores of fish. Puffer fish, nurse shark, sea turtles, coral and the list goes on and on!
We then headed to Islamorada which is more southernly and had a wonderful dinner at a beautiful gulf side restaurant. Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant , located at mile marker 81.5 (how cool to be on a mile marker???!!!). We both had a couple of tropical cocktails and for dinner we had locally caught yellow tail snapper! The kids had alligator and clam strips but then back to reality...
and alas, all good things must come to an end and for us instead of hanging around for the night we opted on traveling home and not fighting the exodus on Memorial Day For us the drive is about 3 1/2 hrs but completely worth it!!! With Webkinz as our co-pilots we crossed our fingers (saw many, many, many drunken drivers) and once again headed North!
This is really hard to see but if you click on the picture it will appear better. See all of those things out there? Those are boats...hundreds of boats all anchored up by a sand bar in the Atlantic Ocean at Holiday Isle. It's a tradition that is carried on virtually every weekend with the holidays and race week being the most congested.
Note, you are sooo getting payback when I post holiday pics from Greece later this year!
The pancakes look delicious and the trip looks and sounds wonderful.
I went to that Restaurant in Ft Luderdale. It was pretty good! And the prices were great too. What a lucky life in the sunshine with girls.You guys had a great hoilday weekend.
I hope so Peter! I just love being able to share (um, rub it in) about the great place I live!!!
Hey Glamah, one thing I love about the Keys is that unless you are in Key West you aren't really getting ripped off anywhere!
Man, I haven't snorkeled since my honeymoon almost two years ago. I want to so bad! I wish I lived closer to nice weather and warm ocean! Stupid freezing Oregon coast.
You win this round, Judy! :D
Judy what a fnatastic way to spend a day with the ocean as your playground:D
Well, my daughter just saw me checking your blog and said 'oh,oh, the dragon!'. Gotta love the webkinz! They go everywhere with us, as well. What a great trip! BTW, made your key lime pie for our guests this weekend! Raves all around and it was sooo simple! Wish I had made 2!
blueberry pancakes are my favorite, hands down, and yours look perfect!
clearly, i'm jealous of your locale. central ny has very little to offer in ocean scenery. :)
Hey Heather-Remember I am from Toronto. I've had my share of the cold life! I moved here in my 20's and have never regretted it. We snorkel at our local beach. Not much to see but it sure is warm!!!
It was a great day Val!
Thanks lmcc so glad you liked the pie!
Hi Grace it's too bad we can;t all choose where we live at least though you have beautiful summers!
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