Saturday, February 12, 2011

Tacos, herbs, and Valentine's Pancakes, OH MY

Last night we had tacos. Nothing fancy, just regular ol' tacos. But they were good, don't get me wrong.
Ingredients I used: Food Life brand Sprouted Corn Tortillas, red leaf lettuce, grated Cheddar & Monterrey jack cheese, diced tomatoes, and some kind of hot taco sauce we had in the frig. Oh and, Darigold brand all natural sour cream.

I seasoned my ground beef with:
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • I forgot to take a picture of my finished tacos. But Hey tacos are tacos, you know what they look like.

    Here's my new kitchen window herd garden. :-) They are already growing.

    So for breakfast this morning, I had some bananas I needed to use up and the kids wanted pancakes.

    BahDa Bing BahDa Boom. Banana Pancakes. Plus it's close to Valentine's Day, so I thought I'd turn then into V-Day pancakes. It really only took the addition of some festival cupcake sprinkles.

    I used a really simple basic pancake recipe. Easy Cheesy. To this recipe, I add my banana mixture. Recipe to follow.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 1/4 cups milk

  • 1 egg

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

  • In a large bowl, combine together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Next, pour in the milk, add the egg and melted butter; mix until smooth. Now add the banana puree mixture.

    Banana Mixture:

    Two very ripe bananas, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract. Once all these things are in my food processor, I puree it very well. Until baby food consistency.
      Finally, heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

      my banana mixture

       For the girls, I sprinkled some Valentine's Day sprinkles on the plate first to dress it up. I served the pancakes with sliced strawberries on top and of course maple syrup and butter.

      This was the adult version, sans the sprinkles. Enjoy!!


      1. I think you must have made this post for me. Tacos are seriously one of my favorite foods and I love pancakes and bananas. Sounds great!
        I like the picture of the pancakes with sprinkles

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