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Today is National Strawberry Parfait Day!

Because we have been busy the last 2 weekends, we haven't done much food shopping. Meaning we have little food in the apartment. No eggs, cereal, milk, yogurt, fresh fruit . . so that obviously meant pancakes for breakfast! We are still going through the pancake mix we got for our wedding.

In honor of National Strawberry Parfait Day we decided to make our own version of a Strawberry Parfait - with our pancakes!

I tried to put it in a cup to make it look like a real parfait but was much easier to layer it on the plate. Pancakes, frozen strawberries, and homemade vanilla sauce. So delicious.

The vanilla sauce was super simple:

1 cup half and half
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Just stir everything minus the vanilla in a sauce pan and heat SLOWLY while stirring constantly. Let it come to a boil for about 3 minutes while still stirring, allowing it to thicken in the pan. Make sure you stir it and heat slowly or else it will get chunky and gross. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. If you keep it in the hot pan it will also get lumpy so I would suggest moving it to a different dish. But it is a great alternative to syrup.

I'm all about the simple and easy when it comes to cooking.

At work today I got to go on a tour of the airplane hanger where they do all of the maintenance. It was really interesting to see a completely gutted plane and how they work on them.

 Captain's Chair!

 This is where they track the weather . . from the nose.


Now dinner . .

Another delicious success for the day.

Slow cooked chicken with black beans, tomato, corn, and salsa over rice.

Again, loving the simple.

Luv, Lindsay

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