Another Pancake Sunday!

Wow! This week sure went by quickly! Island Dad had last Monday off. Then Wednesday was Liberation Day here. The base did not shut down entirely, but Island Dad did get to leave work at noon, in order to attend the parade. To give you an idea of what a big deal this is, the parade started sometime around 10:30 and didn't end until around 2 or 2:30. The people of Guam definitely know how to throw a party!

Briefly, Liberation Day celebrates the 1944 liberation of Guam from Japanese occupation. More information can be found here and here.

We did take the Island Kids down to check out the parade for a bit. Island Boy had only ever been to one other parade before, and he was just 8-months-old at the time. Island Girl, of course, had never witnessed a parade before. Overall, they greatly enjoyed themselves. Island Boy quickly discovered the candy hand-outs at parades (that would be a mouth-full-of-candy expression in the picture).

I went and got Sno Cones for all of us to share. Unfortunately, I didn't do a good enough job of explaining to Island Girl that by "all of us," I meant Island Dad, Island Boy, and me, because she is clearly too young for flavored-sugar-water-syrup. She did not get any, but not for lack of trying on her part!

We did not get a picture, but later, we had taken the binky out of her mouth and she was totally trying to actually eat the sno-cone.

In the end, it was hot, but we had a great time, and Island Boy (and all of us, really), LOVED the floats!

On to Pancake Sunday!

Today's pancakes were again Bisquick-based, though I was running low on mix, so I had to get creative.

Granola Pancakes

1 1/2 c. Bisquick mix
1/2 c. quick-cooking rolled oats
1 egg
1 1/2 c. milk
1/2 Tbsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 c. raisins
1/2 c. dried cranberries

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, and stir until dry mix is well-blended. Pour batter, 1/4 at a time, onto a hot griddle (I use an electric griddle set to medium-high heat). When pancakes are bubbly on top and looking "dry" around the edges, flip. Let them cook about another 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, and remove.

Island Dad commented that the oatmeal gave them a more unique texture and made them seem almost more like cookies than pancakes (though these are surely healthier than cookies)!

As I am now out of Bisquick mix, be prepared for something a bit more daring next Sunday! As always, I welcome suggestions for new kinds of pancakes to try.


  1. Thought you might enjoy these. http://thepioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen-blog/2010/02/a-tasty-recipe-cinnamon-bun-pancakes/

  2. ok....I know what I'm trying next week. Those sound amazing!!!!

  3. I love the pictures, your kids are so cute! I have four of my own, two girls and twin boys, yep I got twins, lol! And all the four of them ravages pancakes in minutes, literally! They love fruit bits in theirs, so I'd definitely try your recipe and go for cranberries. Their favorites so far are blueberries, bananas and apples! :)

  4. I will definitely be doing blueberry pancakes sometime in the near future. And I'll have to give apples a try soon, too!