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This past week was a nice break from everything. We worked on Morning Sock as well as on the boat. Curtis cleaned our new hard dinghy on one of the spoil islands near by and realized it had a two foot beard growing on the bottom of it along with dog hair matted up in the seats and oysters growing where the center board goes. Now the boat will row faster than it was before. The man we bought it off of also found the mast, center board and rudder that goes with it so all we need now is the sail and a little fix on a part that is broken. Soon it will be able to sail it around!
This weekend was very rough with a front that came through and brought strong winds. It’s fun sometimes when it is rough, makes you appreciate the calmer weather. The gloomy weather makes you want to just relax and read a book or watch a movie. That was much needed for us as we work so much during the week, it’s nice to take a step back and enjoy where we are.
There was also a regatta this weekend, so we had a little show (other than them flying through the moorings and sending huge wakes to our boat).
Sunday, since it was raining, was mellow but I was in the mood to bake. Well that’s not an option for us yet because the stove is not hooked up so cooking it was. We had a break in the rain so we turned the generator on and away I went! I made Cinnamon Pear Pancakes that were delicious. Since I have mastered the art of making pancakes this was a notch above. Never made them with pears nor heard of it done but had some inspiration so it was fun. I have learned so much about cooking since leaving Hilton Head and am starting to enjoy cooking more and more.
Cinnamon Pear Pancakes
3 cups Bisquick
1 tablespoon baking soda
2 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups water
2 tablespoons cinnamon
Combine in a sauce pan (or small pot) 3/4 of the pear copped into small chunks with some sugar and 1 tablespoon vanilla and simmer on medium heat. You will leave on the heat while you are making the pancakes and continue to let it simmer.
In a large bowl combine all the other ingredients including the other 1/4 finely diced pear. You want your mixture to be liquidy so and they will cook better. We make our pancakes in a sauce pan so they are big and perfectly round. Make sure your pan is hot before you start to cook them. When bubbles are formed all across the top of the pancakes and the edges start to look done, flip them over till the other side is cooked. When all your pancakes are done, plate the pancakes and cover with the pear topping from the other pan and enjoy hot! Also would work well with apples but would suggest pealing first.